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Concrete fabricator felled by GB collapse

Concrete fabricator felled by GB collapse

1 Apr 2015: Administrators for prefab specialist SCC Limited are blaming its failure on the collapse of GB Group. more »

Carillion renews ties with local uni

Carillion renews ties with local uni

31 Mar 2015: Wolverhampton-based construction group Carillion has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a local university. more »

WSP and PB come together in Bristol

WSP and PB come together in Bristol

31 Mar 2015: The first new office of the newly merged engineering firms WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff has opened in Bristol. more »

Strong growth for McCarthy & Stone

Strong growth for McCarthy & Stone

30 Mar 2015: House-builder McCarthy & Stone remains on track to reach its goal of doubling in size after reporting a strong rise in half-year revenue and profit. more »

Record high for Scottish confidence

Record high for Scottish confidence

30 Mar 2015: Latest quarterly survey of Scottish builders has produced a record high confidence rating of +29, up three points on the rating recorded at the end of 2014. more »

Burnley hospital to be refurbished

Burnley hospital to be refurbished

30 Mar 2015: The government has agreed to allocate £15.6m to refurbish Burnley General Hospital. more »

Boris boards Crossrail TBMs

Boris boards Crossrail TBMs

27 Mar 2015: London mayor Boris Johnson visited the Crossrail project 42-metres below Liverpool Street Station today as the final boring machines are prepared for one last push. more »

Astley goes from Gentoo to Entu

Astley goes from Gentoo to Entu

27 Mar 2015: Building products group Entu has taken over Astley Facades and its subsidiaries from Gentoo Group for £200,000. more »

Scots publish skills plan

Scots publish skills plan

27 Mar 2015: The construction industry in Scotland has published a skills investment plan. more »

ORR consults on road monitoring process

ORR consults on road monitoring process

27 Mar 2015: The newly renamed Office of Rail & Road (ORR) has launched a public consultation setting out its proposals for a new monitoring regime to track Highways England’s performance in delivering its roads investment programme. more »

Private equity backing for dispute specialist

Private equity backing for dispute specialist

1 Apr 2015: Construction consultant Blackrock Programme Management is eyeing international expansion after selling a stake in the business. more »

CITB looks for Welsh partner

CITB looks for Welsh partner

31 Mar 2015: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is looking for an organisation to oversee delivery of training in Wales. more »

Plans to redevelop former brewery site submitted

Plans to redevelop former brewery site submitted

31 Mar 2015: Multi-million pound plans have been submitted to turn a former brewery in Wolverhampton into a hub for construction education. more »

HCA stumps up £200m for Canary Wharf extension

HCA stumps up £200m for Canary Wharf extension

30 Mar 2015: The government has agreed to lend £200m to Canary Wharf Group to kick-start its Wood Wharf extension. more »

Housing standards review completed

Housing standards review completed

30 Mar 2015: The government has published new housing standards that are designed to simplify the building regulations. more »

NHBC's February registrations show 25% leap in new homes

NHBC's February registrations show 25% leap in new homes

27 Mar 2015: New figures released today by National House-building Council (NHBC) have revealed that the number of new homes it registered in the UK in February 2015 increased by 25% compared to the same month in 2014. more »

Blacklisters respond to MPs' criticism

Blacklisters respond to MPs' criticism

27 Mar 2015: Blacklisting contractors have apologised for 'any ambiguity' but deny subterfuge in the compensation scheme that they have set up. more »

Barratt finance director to take over as chief executive

Barratt finance director to take over as chief executive

27 Mar 2015: Barratt Developments chief executive Mark Clare is bowing out after nine years in the post. more »

ISG names divisional MD

ISG names divisional MD

27 Mar 2015: ISG has appointed Danny Blakeston as managing director for its Engineering Services business. more »

MPs slam blacklist compensation scheme

MPs slam blacklist compensation scheme

27 Mar 2015: The eight contractors that set up The Construction Workers Compensation Scheme have been labelled “callous and manipulative” by MPs. more »

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