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Osborne lands Royal Holloway library

Osborne lands Royal Holloway library

29 May 2015: Royal Holloway, University of London, has awarded the contract to build its new flagship library and student services centre to Osborne. more »

Go-ahead for Ipswich medical centre

Go-ahead for Ipswich medical centre

29 May 2015: Local contractor Barnes Construction has been selected to build a new £6m medical centre in Ipswich. more »

Tyneside housing work for Keepmoat

Tyneside housing work for Keepmoat

29 May 2015: Housing contractor Keepmoat has secured contracts worth more than £5.8m in the northeast, including a £4.8m contract with South Tyneside Homes. more »

New trade group to be called Build UK

New trade group to be called Build UK

28 May 2015: The new organisation being created from the merger of the UK Contractors Group and the National Specialist Contractors Council will be called Build UK. more »

Traffic commissioner bans plant hire boss

Traffic commissioner bans plant hire boss

28 May 2015: A Scottish plant hire boss who cut corners to get work from BAM Nuttall has had his operating licence revoked after being told that he could not be trusted. more »

Lendlease reaches agreement for $1bn Australian resort

Lendlease reaches agreement for $1bn Australian resort

28 May 2015: Lendlease has finalised the commercial details with Crown Resorts for the proposed development of the Barangaroo South resort in Sydney, Australia. more »

Davyhulme remediation role for O'Connor

Davyhulme remediation role for O'Connor

28 May 2015: PP O’Connor has been appointed by Celtic Technologies to carry out the bulk earthworks, remediation and ground stabilisation required for the enabling works on the £170m Davyhulme wastewater treatment plant upgrade. more »

Lakehouse trebles profits

Lakehouse trebles profits

28 May 2015: New listed support services group Lakehouse has reported its first interim financial results since joining the London Stock Exchange in March. more »

Lovell lined up for Scottish council houses

Lovell lined up for Scottish council houses

28 May 2015: Lovell has been selected to design and build 221 new council homes for North Lanarkshire Council and West Lothian Council. The schemes have a combined value of £23.6m. more »

SuperCurve asphalt designed for roundabouts

SuperCurve asphalt designed for roundabouts

28 May 2015: Holcim subsidiary Aggregate Industries has launched a new high performance asphalt designed to provide a better road surface for higher stressed areas such as roundabouts and junctions. more »

Balfour Beatty quits signalling JV

Balfour Beatty quits signalling JV

29 May 2015: Balfour Beatty has sold its 50% share of Signalling Solutions Ltd (SSL) to joint venture partner Alstom. more »

New home registrations keep rising

 New home registrations keep rising

29 May 2015: The number of new homes registered with the National House-Building Council (NHBC) across the UK continues to run ahead of 2014 numbers. more »

More Bell ADTs for AB2000

More Bell ADTs for AB2000

29 May 2015: Scottish plant hire firm AB2000 has bought a further twelve Bell 30-tonne articulated dump trucks (ADTs). more »

JMS takes first 180ft Genie

JMS takes first 180ft Genie

28 May 2015: Hertfordshire-based JMS Plant Hire has continued its investment in big boom lifts with the purchase of the first Genie SX-180 in the UK. more »

Ontario commits $1bn to Hamilton light rail

Ontario commits $1bn to Hamilton light rail

28 May 2015: The Canadian province of Ontario is to provide up to CA$1bn (£523m) to build a new light rail transit (LRT) line in Hamilton. more »

UN partners with Japan to ‘build back better’ in Nepal

UN partners with Japan to ‘build back better’ in Nepal

28 May 2015: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has reaffirmed a partnership with Japan to support reconstruction in Nepal following the devastating earthquake. more »

Wellington commits funding to runway extension

Wellington commits funding to runway extension

28 May 2015: Councillors in the New Zealand city of Wellington have given the go-ahead for further work on the proposal to extend the airport runway. more »

Pellikaan starts Newbury sports centre

Pellikaan starts Newbury sports centre

28 May 2015: Dutch construction company Pellikaan has started work on a new £9.3m sports centre in Newbury, Berkshire, for David Lloyd Leisure. more »

Kier FM wins Opera House deal

Kier FM wins Opera House deal

28 May 2015: Kier has been awarded what is described as a ‘substantial’ contract to provide hard and soft facilities management services for the Royal Opera House. more »

Queen speaks, industry reacts

Queen speaks, industry reacts

28 May 2015: Plans to devolve more powers to city councils and to promote home ownership were cornerstones of the new Conservative government’s legislative programme unveiled in the Queen’s Speech yesterday. more »

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