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Progress on three fronts for HS2

Progress on three fronts for HS2

5 Feb 2016: Three steps towards the start of HS2 construction were taken this week on the administrative, legislative and contractual fronts. more »

ISG faces technical challenges on Dixon House refurbishment

ISG faces technical challenges on Dixon House refurbishment

5 Feb 2016: ISG has been awarded a £16.9m contract to refurbish a seven-storey Grade II listed office building in the City of London. more »

ISG starts £14m Cheam hospital extension

ISG starts £14m Cheam hospital extension

4 Feb 2016: Contractor ISG has begun construction on a £14m project to upgrade and extend Spire St Anthony’s Hospital in Surrey. more »

Birmingham signs up three for new-style housing repairs deals

Birmingham signs up three for new-style housing repairs deals

4 Feb 2016: Birmingham City Council is reorganising the delivery of housing repair and maintenance services to its tenants. more »

Lendlease wins £80m Liverpool John Moores contract

Lendlease wins £80m Liverpool John Moores contract

3 Feb 2016: Liverpool John Moores University has selected Lendlease as principal contractor to redevelop the former Royal Mail sorting office at Copperas Hill. more »

McAleer & Rushe lands £26m Stansted hotel contract

McAleer & Rushe lands £26m Stansted hotel contract

3 Feb 2016: McAleer & Rushe has signed a £26m design and build contract with developer Urban&Civic to build a hotel at Stansted Airport. more »

New contract awards plummet 35% in January

New contract awards plummet 35% in January

2 Feb 2016: There was a 35% year-on-year fall in the value of new construction contracts awarded in January 2016, according to data gathered by the Builders’ Conference. more »

£140m contract for air base works

£140m contract for air base works

1 Feb 2016: The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is advertising a two-year construction and civil engineering contract for a Norfolk air base. more »

Bournemouth seeks designer for seafront landmark

Bournemouth seeks designer for seafront landmark

1 Feb 2016: A competition has been launched to design a cultural-led mixed-use development overlooking Bournemouth’s seafront. more »

Lovell wins Islington estate refurb

Lovell wins Islington estate refurb

29 Jan 2016: Islington Council has handed housing developer Lovell the task of overhauling part of the Dover Court estate in North London. more »

Work starts on Oxford Brookes campus

Work starts on Oxford Brookes campus

5 Feb 2016: Contractor EG Carter has begun work on a £9m refurbishment project on the Headington campus of Oxford Brookes University. more »

TfL names its development partners

TfL names its development partners

4 Feb 2016: Thirteen developers and building companies have been selected by Transport for London (TfL) for its new property partnership framework. more »

McAleer & Rushe wins £52m office-to-beds conversion

McAleer & Rushe wins £52m office-to-beds conversion

4 Feb 2016: McAleer & Rushe has signed a £52m design and build contract to convert a Portsmouth office block into a 1,000-bed student housing scheme. more »

Balfour Beatty wins £245m Warwickshire highways deal

Balfour Beatty wins £245m Warwickshire highways deal

3 Feb 2016: Balfour Beatty has been awarded a seven-year highway maintenance contract for Warwickshire County Council, Coventry City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. more »

Kier cleared to start £79m Cambridge labs

Kier cleared to start £79m Cambridge labs

3 Feb 2016: The University of Cambridge has been granted planning permission for a new £79m research facility, which is to be built by Kier. more »

£1.5bn Hants highways work out to tender

£1.5bn Hants highways work out to tender

2 Feb 2016: Hampshire County Council’s highway maintenance contract is up for renewal and the council is looking for between three and five contractors to bid for the job. more »

Lagan starts Teesside biomass plant

Lagan starts Teesside biomass plant

2 Feb 2016: Lagan Construction has started construction of a £160m wood-fired biomass energy plant at Port Clarence on Teesside. more »

Costain gets £110m Preston link roads

Costain gets £110m Preston link roads

1 Feb 2016: Costain has been awarded an early contractor involvement contract by Lancashire County Council for the Preston western distributor and associated link roads. more »

Wates chosen for Bournemouth school

Wates chosen for Bournemouth school

29 Jan 2016: Wates Construction has won an £8m school-building contract on the south coast. more »

McLaughlin & Harvey lands Heathrow warehouse job

McLaughlin & Harvey lands Heathrow warehouse job

29 Jan 2016: Property developer Segro has appointed McLaughlin & Harvey to build two large distribution centres near Heathrow airport. more »

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