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James Wates joins think tank to promote 'civilised' capitalism

James Wates joins think tank to promote 'civilised' capitalism

26 Sep 2016: Wates Group chairman James Wates has joined the board of corporate social responsibility think tank Tomorrow’s Company as deputy chairman. more »

Amec Foster Wheeler wins £7m Dounreay waste treatment contract

Amec Foster Wheeler wins £7m Dounreay waste treatment contract

26 Sep 2016: Amec Foster Wheeler has won a £7m contract to provide a new effluent treatment plant for the Dounreay nuclear site. more »

Netherlands safeguards infrastructure funding

Netherlands safeguards infrastructure funding

26 Sep 2016: Funding for infrastructure in the Netherlands is to be automatically extended every year. more »

More halls planned for Guildford campus

More halls planned for Guildford campus

26 Sep 2016: The University of Surrey is advertising for a design and build contractor for a £34m student accommodation project. more »

B&K director moves to Wates

B&K director moves to Wates

26 Sep 2016: Wates Construction has appointed John Carlin as business unit director for the Midlands. more »

Rocket Rentals adds 20 Kubotas

Rocket Rentals adds 20 Kubotas

26 Sep 2016: Gloucestershire’s Rocket Rentals has placed an order for 20 Kubota mini excavators form local dealer Chepstow Construction Equipment. more »

Contractor wanted for Albert Square rebuild

Contractor wanted for Albert Square rebuild

23 Sep 2016: The BBC is looking for a contractor to build a new set for EastEnders, to replace plywood scenery with purpose-built permanent buildings. more »

Make plans in for 3 Arena Central

Make plans in for 3 Arena Central

23 Sep 2016: A planning application has been submitted to Birmingham City Council for a third building at the Arena Central development. more »

Blackwood includes Hydradigs in £2m JCB order

Blackwood includes Hydradigs in £2m JCB order

23 Sep 2016: Kilmarnock-based Blackwood Plant Hire is one of the first companies to put the new JCB Hydradig to work. more »

More Heathrow resurfacing work for Morgan Sindall

More Heathrow resurfacing work for Morgan Sindall

23 Sep 2016: Heathrow Airport has contracted Morgan Sindall to carry out £7.3m of refurbishment and improvement work to its infrastructure, runways and stands. more »

Infrastructure minister quits government

Infrastructure minister quits government

23 Sep 2016: Commercial Secretary to the Treasury Jim O’Neill, the minister responsible for infrastructure, PFI, public private partnerships, the Northern Powerhouse initiative and business regulation, has quit not just the government but the Conservative Party to boot. more »

Arup and Amey team up for Australian smart motorway

Arup and Amey team up for Australian smart motorway

26 Sep 2016: Arup and Amey are to design the M4 smart motorway project in New South Wales, Australia. more »

Skanska wins Norwegian hydro plant

Skanska wins Norwegian hydro plant

26 Sep 2016: Skanska has signed a NOK657m (£62m) contract to build a hydropower plant in the municipalities of Sel and Vågå in Norway. more »

Gleeson closes in on house-building target

Gleeson closes in on house-building target

26 Sep 2016: House-builder and developer MJ Gleeson has reported a strong rise in turnover and profits for the past year. more »

Fugro nears conclusion in Moorside site investigation work

Fugro nears conclusion in Moorside site investigation work

26 Sep 2016: Site investigation work for a new nuclear power station near Sellafield is in its final stages, paving the way for full project design. more »

New airports leader for Arup

New airports leader for Arup

26 Sep 2016: Consulting engineer Arup has appointed Ian Taylor as its global aviation business leader. more »

South Bank Uni goes out to tender on £1.5bn development plans

South Bank Uni goes out to tender on £1.5bn development plans

23 Sep 2016: London South Bank University (LSBU) is advertising for a commercial partner to redevelop the Technopark site on its main campus at Elephant & Castle. more »

Nationwide Platforms loses MD to Ardent

Nationwide Platforms loses MD to Ardent

23 Sep 2016: Nationwide Platforms managing director Jeremy Fish is moving to Ardent Hire Solutions as chief executive. more »

Crane owners volunteer to annual vehicle checks

Crane owners volunteer to annual vehicle checks

23 Sep 2016: Mobile crane hire companies have agreed to develop their own scheme for annual independent roadworthiness inspections for their cranes. more »

European mega tunnel projects sign cooperation deal

European mega tunnel projects sign cooperation deal

22 Sep 2016: The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link and Brenner Base Tunnel projects have signed an agreement on mutual co-operation. more »

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