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Crosslane plans student tower for Coventry

Crosslane plans student tower for Coventry

19 Jan 2017: A planning application has been submitted for a 19-storey student accommodation tower in Coventry. more »

European construction output grows

European construction output grows

19 Jan 2017: Output across Europe’s construction sector rose by 0.4% in November 2016 compared with October. more »

Ilford station rebuild approved

Ilford station rebuild approved

18 Jan 2017: Redbridge Council has approved plans for a major overhaul of Ilford station as part of the Crossrail programme. more »

Watkin Jones brimming with confidence as strategy pays off

Watkin Jones brimming with confidence as strategy pays off

18 Jan 2017: Welsh builder Watkin Jones has reported growing revenues and profitability in its first set of annual results since floating on the stock market. more »

Four in 10 buildings exposed to cyber risks

Four in 10 buildings exposed to cyber risks

18 Jan 2017: Many commercial property owners are failing to take appropriate steps to protect their buildings from hackers and cyber-attacks, a survey has found. more »

CITB proposes 30% levy cut

CITB proposes 30% levy cut

16 Jan 2017: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to begin consultation with industry on a proposed 30% reduction in the levy and a reformed grants scheme. more »

Brick maker sells landfill site

Brick maker sells landfill site

16 Jan 2017: Michelmersh Brick Holdings has exchanged contracts for the £2.68m sale of the 25-acre former Dunton Brothers brickworks at Chesham in Buckinghamshire to London Green Resources. more »

Balfour JV names new HS2 leader

Balfour JV names new HS2 leader

16 Jan 2017: Balfour Beatty Vinci has appointed Mark Cutler managing director of its HS2 joint venture. more »

HBF makes case for SME house-builders

HBF makes case for SME house-builders

16 Jan 2017: A new report from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) details the barriers that smaller building companies face in developing housing. more »

Lords amendments to HS2 Bill

Lords amendments to HS2 Bill

13 Jan 2017: Enabling legislation for the £56bn High Speed 2 rail project is working its way through the House of Lords. Richard Flenley, senior associate of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, reports. more »

ICE courts associate members

ICE courts associate members

19 Jan 2017: You can now join the Institution of Civil Engineers as an associate member even if you are not a civil engineer. more »

Van Elle first-half revenues up 8%

Van Elle first-half revenues up 8%

19 Jan 2017: Newly AIM-listed foundations contractor Van Elle Holdings has reported solid half-year results, with revenues up and profits only down because of increased investment in future growth. more »

Solution at hand for MDF recycling

Solution at hand for MDF recycling

18 Jan 2017: The ability to recycle medium-density fibreboard (MDF) appears to have moved a step closer with the appropriate technology now ready for commercialisation. more »

GRS buys two bagging plants from Aggregate Industries

GRS buys two bagging plants from Aggregate Industries

18 Jan 2017: Building materials merchant GRS has completed its second acquisition of the month with the purchase of two bagged aggregate operations from Aggregate Industries, part of LafargeHolcim. more »

National Grid’s £2.8bn tunnel plans make progress

National Grid’s £2.8bn tunnel plans make progress

17 Jan 2017: Plans for a £2.8bn cable tunnel under Morecambe Bay are nearly ready to go to the Planning Inspectorate following completion of public consultation. more »

US sales lift Ibstock

US sales lift Ibstock

16 Jan 2017: Brick and block maker Ibstock saw its group revenue rise 5% in 2016, mainly because of a lift in its US operations. more »

New recruits boost Murphy management

New recruits boost Murphy management

16 Jan 2017: Murphy Group has begun 2017 with a raft of new senior appointments, including the recruitment of a new managing director from Balfour Beatty. more »

Fixed price contracts sink Hull contractor

Fixed price contracts sink Hull contractor

16 Jan 2017: A buyer is being sought to rescue Hall Construction Group Ltd from administration. more »

Aarsleff recruits sheet piling ops manager

Aarsleff recruits sheet piling ops manager

16 Jan 2017: Foundations contractor Aarsleff Ground Engineering has appointed Chris Pantling as operations manager for its sheet piling division. more »

Pothole detectors fitted to waste trucks

Pothole detectors fitted to waste trucks

13 Jan 2017: A pothole detector fitted beneath bin lorries is being trialled in Thurrock and York. more »

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