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TBM starts Newark sewer journey

TBM starts Newark sewer journey

18 Aug 2017: A 160-tonne tunnel boring machine has started a 2.8km journey below the Nottinghamshire town of Newark as part of a £60m sewerage overhaul. more »

Plans in for Brum's canalside housing

Plans in for Brum's canalside housing

18 Aug 2017: One of Birmingham’s largest regeneration schemes is close to take-off with a detailed planning application now submitted. more »

Augmented reality – coming to a construction site near you

Augmented reality – coming to a construction site near you

17 Aug 2017: A £1m government research grant has been awarded to develop the use of virtual and augmented reality in the construction industry. more »

Barratt promotes through the ranks

Barratt promotes through the ranks

17 Aug 2017: Barratt Homes has promoted Ilir Gjini to construction director of its North Thames division. more »

Cable thieves hit railways

Cable thieves hit railways

16 Aug 2017: More than £90,000 of copper wire has been stolen from the railways in the past six weeks, Network Rail has said. more »

Sweco leads on new Tay bridge

Sweco leads on new Tay bridge

16 Aug 2017: Sweco UK has been appointed by Perth & Kinross Council as lead consultant on the £113m Cross Tay Link Road project on the outskirts of Perth. more »

Green light for aristo's Longniddry development

Green light for aristo's Longniddry development

16 Aug 2017: Plans have been approved to extend a village in East Lothian with construction of as many as 450 new homes. more »

Ordsall Chord's final lift [video]

Ordsall Chord's final lift [video]

15 Aug 2017: The final piece of Network Rail’s new Ordsall Chord has been lifted into position over the banks of the River Irwell. more »

Mears braced for Grenfell impact

Mears braced for Grenfell impact

15 Aug 2017: Housing maintenance contractor Mears has warned shareholders that its 2017 revenues will be £30m below target as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire. more »

McGee and Brett team up for recycling

McGee and Brett team up for recycling

15 Aug 2017: Demolition contractor McGee and materials firm Brett Aggregates have joined forces to develop a demolition recycling centre in West London. more »

Turf cut on stage two of Ings regeneration

Turf cut on stage two of Ings regeneration

18 Aug 2017: Compendium Living has begun construction work on the next phase of a regeneration scheme in Hull after an official ground-breaking with local councillors. more »

New Zealand’s ready-mix production remains near record levels

New Zealand’s ready-mix production remains near record levels

18 Aug 2017: More than a million cubic metres of ready-mix concrete were produced in New Zealand in the second quarter of this year. more »

London mayor sets out new rules for affordable housing

London mayor sets out new rules for affordable housing

17 Aug 2017: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has raised the bar for affordable housing provision in the capital. more »

Boskalis buys Gardline for £40m

Boskalis buys Gardline for £40m

17 Aug 2017: Marine geotechnical specialist Gardline has been taken over by Dutch dredging company Royal Boskalis Westminster for £40m. more »

Balfour Beatty on course to make 3% construction margin

Balfour Beatty on course to make 3% construction margin

16 Aug 2017: Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn is claiming success in his turnaround of Britain’s biggest contractor – he is not there yet, but he is on track, he says. more »

Larkfleet in expansion mode

Larkfleet in expansion mode

16 Aug 2017: Lincolnshire house-builder Larkfleet Homes has seen a 63% leap in turnover in the past year and is maintaining its growth trajectory. more »

Profit growth and new division for Ipswich contracting group

Profit growth and new division for Ipswich contracting group

16 Aug 2017: Ipswich-based One Group Construction, parent company of Jackson Civil Engineering and SEH French, has reported a record year of trading. more »

Second cladding combination passes fire test

Second cladding combination passes fire test

15 Aug 2017: A wall cladding system consisting of aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding with a limited combustibility filler and PIR foam insulation has become the second type to pass fire safety tests. more »

Garden Bridge project scrapped

Garden Bridge project scrapped

15 Aug 2017: Plans for construction of the so-called Garden Bridge in London have been scrapped, at a cost of nearly £50m. more »

Big Ben to fall silent for building works

Big Ben to fall silent for building works

14 Aug 2017: On Monday 21st August at noon, the bongs of Big Ben will sound for the last time for a four-year conservation programme. more »

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