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Willmott Dixon seeks buyer for its support services division

Willmott Dixon seeks buyer for its support services division

11 Feb 2016: Willmott Dixon has put its support services division up for sale to concentrate on main contracting and residential development. more »

Milner to succeed Ewell as Amey chief executive

Milner to succeed Ewell as Amey chief executive

11 Feb 2016: Mel Ewell, chief executive of Amey for the past 15 years, retires at the end of next month, to be succeeded by Andy Milner. more »

DfT names new roads director

DfT names new roads director

11 Feb 2016: The Department for Transport has appointed Tricia Hayes as director general of roads, devolution and motoring. more »

Midas taps up Bouygues director

Midas taps up Bouygues director

10 Feb 2016: Midas Group has recruited Rob Bradley from Bouygues to be an executive director. more »

Bellway bullish as home sales soar

Bellway bullish as home sales soar

10 Feb 2016: House-builder Bellway is set to report a strong rise in half-year profits next month as it has been selling more new homes and at significantly higher prices. more »

Brick shortage officially over

Brick shortage officially over

10 Feb 2016: Brick production in 2015 reached its highest level since 2007, according to the latest statistics from the Department of Innovation & Skills (BIS). more »

Redrow’s Morgan rails against planning system

Redrow’s Morgan rails against planning system

9 Feb 2016: Redrow chairman Steve Morgan has reignited the argument over who is to blame for new housing not going up more quickly: land-hoarding builders or inefficient planners. more »

Lovell names project director for £320m Woolwich scheme

Lovell names project director for £320m Woolwich scheme

9 Feb 2016: Housing developer Lovell has appointed Martin Boyce as project director for its £320m regeneration development in Woolwich, southeast London. more »

New dispute partners at Arcadis

New dispute partners at Arcadis

9 Feb 2016: Construction consultant Arcadis has appointed three new partners within its UK contract solutions team. more »

Babcock Rail fined £400k for RRV incident

Babcock Rail fined £400k for RRV incident

8 Feb 2016: Babcock Rail has been fined £400,000 for safety lapses that led to a worker getting crushed while renewing rail track in Flintshire. more »

Swansea lagoon kicked into long grass

Swansea lagoon kicked into long grass

11 Feb 2016: The government has resorted to the traditional ministerial method of avoiding a difficult decision over the £1bn Swansea Bay tidal lagoon scheme. It has commissioned an independent review. more »

Hope plans bagged cement launch

Hope plans bagged cement launch

11 Feb 2016: Despite being on the verge of being taken over, Hope Construction Materials continues to invest in expanding and strengthening a brand with an uncertain future. more »

CITB cuts 450 jobs

CITB cuts 450 jobs

10 Feb 2016: The Construction Industry Training Board is reducing its payroll from 1400 full time employees to around 950 over the next three years. more »

Heseltine has put his band together and is going on tour

Heseltine has put his band together and is going on tour

10 Feb 2016: Former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has assembled a panel of advisors to help rebuild England’s tattiest housing estates and is taking them on a tour of target areas. more »

Suspicious piles land rogue waste operator in court

Suspicious piles land rogue waste operator in court

10 Feb 2016: A South Devon company has been ordered to pay more than £15,000 in fines and costs for storing construction waste, including asbestos roof tiles, at an unlicensed site. more »

New orders rise sharply in Ireland’s construction sector

New orders rise sharply in Ireland’s construction sector

9 Feb 2016: Ireland’s construction sector has experienced its sharpest increase in new business for seven months. more »

Blacklist victims finally start to see compensation

Blacklist victims finally start to see compensation

9 Feb 2016: Construction workers who were systematically blacklisted by major contractors, often just for airing safety concerns, have begun to receive compensation. more »

Plans in for City's new tallest tower

Plans in for City's new tallest tower

9 Feb 2016: A planning application has been submitted to build what will be the tallest tower in the City of London and second tallest in the UK. more »

Lakehouse explores shareholder revolt

Lakehouse explores shareholder revolt

8 Feb 2016: The directors of social housing contractor Lakehouse have said they want to find out why roughly a third of the shareholder base appears to have little confidence in the company’s governance. more »

Joint venture formed to bid for Scape work

Joint venture formed to bid for Scape work

8 Feb 2016: Four professional services firms have formed a joint venture to pitch for a place on Scape Group’s built environment consultancy services framework. more »

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