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UK votes to leave EU: Comment

UK votes to leave EU: Comment

24 Jun 2016: The United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland has voted to leave the European Union. Phil Bishop writes. more »

Property sector expects to withstand initial shock

Property sector expects to withstand initial shock

24 Jun 2016: Real estate commentators appear confident that the house-building sector can withstand the shock of the UK’s exit from the European Union. more »

Shepherd results justify construction exit

Shepherd results justify construction exit

24 Jun 2016: Shepherd Group’s 2015 accounts have revealed how badly the business needed restructuring ahead of the shake-up last year that now leave it focused on Portakabin. more »

Jail becomes standard for Gas Safe breaches

Jail becomes standard for Gas Safe breaches

23 Jun 2016: Another plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence for carrying out gas fitting work while not on the Gas Safe Register. more »

Costain prepares drones framework

Costain prepares drones framework

23 Jun 2016: Costain is negotiating with operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to create a framework of approved suppliers that can meet its needs. more »

Nuttall’s picky policy pays off

Nuttall’s picky policy pays off

22 Jun 2016: Thanks to more careful project selection, civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall returned to profit in 2015. more »

Profits dive at Willmott Dixon

Profits dive at Willmott Dixon

22 Jun 2016: Willmott Dixon has reported a strong rise in turnover for 2015, despite a 29% drop in house-building revenue, but a substantial drop in profits. more »

Construction workers prepare for Pride parade

Construction workers prepare for Pride parade

22 Jun 2016: A cohort from the construction industry will be joining the Pride in London Parade on Saturday 25th June 2016. more »

Where tha's muck.. there's recycling

Where tha's muck.. there's recycling

22 Jun 2016: Construction waste recycling company Reconomy has reported turnover up a third for 2015 and profitability up by a half. more »

Aggregates rail depot pops up in Cheshire

Aggregates rail depot pops up in Cheshire

21 Jun 2016: DB Cargo UK and Cemex have opened a ‘pop up’ rail depot in Warrington to serve the northwest construction market and reduce the number of lorries on the roads. more »

SSE calls for Britain to remain in energy union

SSE calls for Britain to remain in energy union

24 Jun 2016: Energy supplier SSE says that while the UK is leaving the EU it needs to remain within the European internal energy market. more »

Civils contractors fear for major projects

Civils contractors fear for major projects

24 Jun 2016: Civil engineering contractors say the way to stabilise the economy in the wake of the Brexit vote is to get moving on major infrastructure projects. more »

Khan sets down marker for new approach to London planning

Khan sets down marker for new approach to London planning

23 Jun 2016: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has made an early statement of intent to show a new attitude to planning in the capital more »

Solid growth in the commercial sector

Solid growth in the commercial sector

23 Jun 2016: UK office construction reached a post-recession peak in the first quarter of 2016, according to latest analysis, with more than £2bn worth of contracts awarded. more »

5.3% pay hike agreed for 400,000 construction workers

5.3% pay hike agreed for 400,000 construction workers

23 Jun 2016: After protracted negotiations the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) has agreed a pay deal for the 400,000 construction workers under its remit. more »

European construction stats show mixed fortunes

European construction stats show mixed fortunes

22 Jun 2016: Output in the construction sector was down by 0.2% in the Eurozone in April compared to March, but up by 0.4% overall across the 28 countries of the EU (EU28). more »

Breedon reveals it has no need for Hope's senior team

Breedon reveals it has no need for Hope's senior team

22 Jun 2016: There is to be no place for any of Hope’s senior management team in Breedon’s executive once the acquisition is complete. more »

Gleeds recruits new director

Gleeds recruits new director

22 Jun 2016: Property and construction consultant Gleeds has appointed Ian Wildgoose as director of project management, working in its London and Cambridge offices. more »

Aggregate Industries signs up Eddie Stobart

Aggregate Industries signs up Eddie Stobart

21 Jun 2016: Building materials supplier Aggregate Industries UK has signed a five-year deal with Eddie Stobart as its concrete products division’s new logistics partner. more »

Liverpool to set up commercial housing company

Liverpool to set up commercial housing company

21 Jun 2016: Liverpool City Council is planning to set up a new company to develop housing for sale and rent on a commercial basis. more »

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