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HS2 gets Royal Assent

HS2 gets Royal Assent

23 Feb 2017: Legislation paving the way for construction of the London-Birmingham phase of the High Speed 2 railway has received Royal Assent, meaning that the real work can now start. more »

Vinci JV lands €926m Paris metro contract

Vinci JV lands €926m Paris metro contract

23 Feb 2017: A joint venture led by Vinci Construction has won a €926m (£782m) tunnelling contract on Line 15 South of the future Grand Paris Express transport network in France. more »

Liverpool FC plans £50m training ground revamp

Liverpool FC plans £50m training ground revamp

23 Feb 2017: Liverpool Football Club and Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council have launched a public consultation on their joint plans for a £50m redevelopment of the club’s youth training academy site in Kirkby. more »

Sacyr picked for Chilean hospital

Sacyr picked for Chilean hospital

23 Feb 2017: A consortium of two Sacyr subsidiaries has won a US$114m (£91m) contract to build the Quillota-Petorca Hospital in Chile. more »

Redman named head of Motts northeast

Redman named head of Motts northeast

23 Feb 2017: Mott MacDonald has appointed Phil Redman as director of its Newcastle office, succeeding Alan Hymers who has retired after 13 years with the consultancy. more »

Growth for Mobile Mini

Growth for Mobile Mini

23 Feb 2017: Mobile Mini, hirer of portable accommodation and storage containers, has reported record results for its UK business. more »

First Cats for Lumsden & Carroll

First Cats for Lumsden & Carroll

23 Feb 2017: Lumsden & Carroll Construction has bought three Cat 428F2 backhoe loaders in its first deal with Caterpillar dealer Finning. more »

Bechtel to set up project management organisation for Saudi government

Bechtel to set up project management organisation for Saudi government

22 Feb 2017: The Saudi government has awarded Bechtel a contract to support setting up and operating the National Project Management Organization (NPMO). more »

Kier JV wins £200m Liverpool deal

Kier JV wins £200m Liverpool deal

22 Feb 2017: A joint venture of Kier and developer CTP has won the contract to redevelop Liverpool’s Pall Mall Exchange. more »

Barratt extends steel frame trials

Barratt extends steel frame trials

22 Feb 2017: House-builder Barratt Developments is planning further trials of building houses using prefabricated steel frames. more »

Morgan Sindall returns to profit

Morgan Sindall returns to profit

23 Feb 2017: Morgan Sindall has reported a pre-tax profit of £43.9m for 2016 on revenue up 7% to £2,562m. more »

Komatsu wins bumper order from Ugandan government

Komatsu wins bumper order from Ugandan government

23 Feb 2017: The Ugandan government has ordered 401 items of Komatsu plant for use in road construction and improvements. more »

Linden's Northstowe role approved

Linden's Northstowe role approved

23 Feb 2017: Cambridgeshire County Council has granted Linden Homes planning permission to build 271 of the proposed 10,000 properties at Northstowe, the biggest of the UK’s planned new town developments. more »

Kier chosen for £23m Sheffield school

Kier chosen for £23m Sheffield school

23 Feb 2017: Kier has been named preferred bidder to build the new Woodside School for Sheffield City Council. more »

BIM4 Highways Group launched

BIM4 Highways Group launched

23 Feb 2017: A new industry group has been set up to promote the use of building information modelling (BIM) in road construction. more »

Hanson retains £100m Dorset highways deal

Hanson retains £100m Dorset highways deal

23 Feb 2017: Dorset County Council has renewed its highway maintenance contract with Hanson Contracting. more »

NCC wins Swedish hospital contract

NCC wins Swedish hospital contract

23 Feb 2017: NCC is to expand Ryhov County Hospital in Jönköping, Sweden, under a contract with an estimated value of SEK800m (£71m). more »

Hong Kong moves to increase housing supply

Hong Kong moves to increase housing supply

22 Feb 2017: The Hong Kong government is taking action to increase housing supply, financial secretary Paul Chan announced in his 2017-18 Budget. more »

Wates lands BAE training centre

Wates lands BAE training centre

22 Feb 2017: BAE Systems has handed Wates Construction a £21.3m contract to build a new training facility at its Barrow shipyard. more »

Ordsall Chord arches lifted into place

Ordsall Chord arches lifted into place

22 Feb 2017: Britain’s first asymmetrical network arch railway bridge has been installed in Manchester. more »

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