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MPs lambast HS2's lack of financial control

MPs lambast HS2's lack of financial control

15 Dec 2017: The House of Commons public accounts committee has slammed the ability of the HS2 team to manage the finances of the £55bn project. more »

Heron Bros soars in 60th year

Heron Bros soars in 60th year

15 Dec 2017: Northern Irish contractor Heron Bros had a bumper year as it celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. more »

November new orders 'hit two-year high'

November new orders 'hit two-year high'

15 Dec 2017: The value of construction new orders reached £7.4bn in November 2017 of, according to data-gatherer Barbour ABI. more »

Lewisham Council selects Grainger for housing partnership

Lewisham Council selects Grainger for housing partnership

14 Dec 2017: The London Borough of Lewisham has selected Grainger, the UK's largest listed residential landlord, for a partnership to develop and own private rented accommodation in the borough. more »

Keepmoat Homes recruits regional MD

Keepmoat Homes recruits regional MD

14 Dec 2017: Keepmoat Homes has hired Ben Cook as regional managing director for its operations in the southwest. more »

SigmaRoc snaps up Poundfield

SigmaRoc snaps up Poundfield

13 Dec 2017: Construction materials group SigmaRoc has agreed a deal to acquire Poundfield Products for £10.25m. more »

Carillion closes health deal with Serco

Carillion closes health deal with Serco

13 Dec 2017: Carillion’s sale to Serco of facilities management contracts in the health sector has made progress. more »

Mick George moves into house-building

Mick George moves into house-building

13 Dec 2017: The range of activities taken on by Mick George continues to widen and now includes house-building. more »

Lovell preps £30m Doncaster housing scheme

Lovell preps £30m Doncaster housing scheme

13 Dec 2017: Lovell has unveiled plans for a £30m waterside residential development in Doncaster. more »

Balfour Beatty turnaround continues to plan

Balfour Beatty turnaround continues to plan

12 Dec 2017: Balfour Beatty has issued a reassuring trading update to shareholders confirming that the transformation of the business is continuing to go according to plan. more »

Interserve denies banks forced company doctor appointment

Interserve denies banks forced company doctor appointment

15 Dec 2017: Interserve has appointed a business rescue specialist to help save the company from collapse but has denied press reports that the move was dictated by its lenders more »

Contractors unimpressed by pothole funding

Contractors unimpressed by pothole funding

15 Dec 2017: The government has announced an extra £200m spending for local highway maintenance. more »

More than 14,500 secondary school classrooms need to be built by 2020

More than 14,500 secondary school classrooms need to be built by 2020

14 Dec 2017: Scape Group, the public sector procurement specialist, has calculated that more than 14,500 additional secondary school classrooms need to be built in the UK over the next three years to meet the growth in pupil numbers. more »

Contractors advised to thin out middle management

Contractors advised to thin out middle management

14 Dec 2017: A firm of management consultants is advising construction companies to sack their middle managers and flatten their operating structures to cut costs. more »

Banks grant Interserve breathing space

Banks grant Interserve breathing space

13 Dec 2017: Interserve has struck a deal with its lenders to keep the business afloat for the time being. more »

Breedon and Tarmac trade assets

Breedon and Tarmac trade assets

13 Dec 2017: Construction materials giant CRH has agreed to sell four quarries and an asphalt plant from its Tarmac subsidiary to Breedon for £16.5m. more »

Plans approved for £30m Hornsey Town Hall redevelopment

Plans approved for £30m Hornsey Town Hall redevelopment

13 Dec 2017: The London Borough of Haringey has approved plans for a Chinese property developer to undertake a £30m restoration and redevelopment of Hornsey Town Hall. more »

Purchasing system opened for fire suppression systems

Purchasing system opened for fire suppression systems

13 Dec 2017: Public sector procurement group Fusion21 has launched an electronic purchasing system for fire suppression systems and associated works. more »

Expansion in Irish construction hits five-month high

Expansion in Irish construction hits five-month high

12 Dec 2017: Activity in Ireland’s construction sector has expanded at its fastest pace in five months. more »

Cardiff expansion for Willmott Dixon

Cardiff expansion for Willmott Dixon

12 Dec 2017: With ambitions to grow its presence in South Wales, Willmott Dixon has moved to bigger offices at Celtic Gateway Business Park in Cardiff Bay. more »

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