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Murphy faces unprecedented cabling challenge in Lincolnshire

Murphy faces unprecedented cabling challenge in Lincolnshire

17 Oct 2017: J Murphy & Sons has been named as preferred supplier to install 60km of underground cables for the Triton Knoll wind farm. more »

Bouygues on board for £300m Cambridge physics lab

Bouygues on board for £300m Cambridge physics lab

17 Oct 2017: The University of Cambridge has brought in Bouygues to help with its plans for a new physics laboratory. more »

Interserve in bank talks

Interserve in bank talks

16 Oct 2017: Interserve is in talks with its lenders, who have reportedly been spooked by the company’s latest profits warning. more »

Ulster builders fear hard Irish border

Ulster builders fear hard Irish border

16 Oct 2017: A hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic would damage the Norther Irish construction sector, according to research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). more »

Owen Pugh boss blames bullying majors for collapse

Owen Pugh boss blames bullying majors for collapse

16 Oct 2017: The former boss of collapsed civil engineering contractor Owen Pugh, has blamed bad luck and bullying main contractors for his company’s demise. more »

Breakthrough on Glasgow's Shieldhall tunnel [ – with videos]

Breakthrough on Glasgow's Shieldhall tunnel [ – with videos]

16 Oct 2017: Tunnelling work to build Scotland’s biggest sewer has now completed. more »

Rail spend approaches £10bn a year

Rail spend approaches £10bn a year

13 Oct 2017: Transport secretary Chris Grayling has set out plans for £48bn to be spent on the railways over the five years to 2024. more »

Carillion mulls offers for healthcare business

Carillion mulls offers for healthcare business

13 Oct 2017: Carillion is considering takeover offers for its UK healthcare business, the board has confirmed. more »

CPC recruits LU head

CPC recruits LU head

13 Oct 2017: London Underground stations chief Charles Mills has moved to CPC Project Services, an independent project management and commercial management consultancy. more »

Cashflow problems sink Daviot

Cashflow problems sink Daviot

12 Oct 2017: Inverness-based civil engineering contractor Daviot Group has collapsed into administration and all 31 employees let go. more »

Bellway profits top £560m

Bellway profits top £560m

17 Oct 2017: House-builder Bellway has reported double-digit growth in revenue and profit, and provided an upbeat assessment of market prospects. more »

One in four dissatisfied with their new-build homes

One in four dissatisfied with their new-build homes

17 Oct 2017: A survey of owners of new-build homes has found that nearly nine out of 10 still require snagging after handover and 26% of buyers would not recommend their builder. more »

£40m car distribution centre planned

£40m car distribution centre planned

16 Oct 2017: Stoford Developments is planning to build a £40m car storage facility in Staffordshire. more »

Political risk clouds construction growth forecasts

Political risk clouds construction growth forecasts

16 Oct 2017: Construction activity will remain flat in 2018 but growth should return in 2019, according to latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association. more »

Mersey crossing comes in on time and under budget [ – with videos]

Mersey crossing comes in on time and under budget [ – with videos]

16 Oct 2017: After more than three and a half years of construction, the £600m Mersey Gateway Bridge has opened to traffic on time and under budget. more »

£95k fine follows back-breaking fall

£95k fine follows back-breaking fall

16 Oct 2017: London building firm West Hill Projects has been fined more than £95,000 after one of its workers fell from height and broke his back. more »

Banksmen issued with bodycams for protection

Banksmen issued with bodycams for protection

13 Oct 2017: All banksmen directly employed by Aggregate Industries Contracting are now fitted with cameras strapped to their uniforms in a bid to protect them from abuse and confrontation. more »

Another Colchester business joins Milbank Group

Another Colchester business joins Milbank Group

13 Oct 2017: The Milbank Group, which already makes concrete blocks and operates mobile cranes, has now added GRP products to its portfolio. more »

Oxford plans to become world's first Zero Emission Zone

Oxford plans to become world's first Zero Emission Zone

12 Oct 2017: Contractors hoping to do any work in Oxford had better start charging their batteries because anything with a combustion engine is set to be banned. more »

Air pollution fears delay Silvertown Tunnel decision

Air pollution fears delay Silvertown Tunnel decision

12 Oct 2017: Transport secretary Chris Grayling was meant to have reached a decision on allowing construction of the £1bn Silvertown Tunnel in east London by now, but he has pushed it back a month. more »

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