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Contractors face margin erosion as inflation starts to bite

2 Dec 2016: The reduced value of the pound has led to the steepest rise in construction inflation for more than five years, the latest monthly survey of purchasing managers indicates. more »

Dandara gets backing for £400m PRS regional roll out

2 Dec 2016: Developer Dandara Group has secured funding from the Homes & Communities Agency and HSBC bank to support its £400m programme to build flats to rent. more »

Agreement reached on Leeds wind tunnel dispute

2 Dec 2016: Leeds City Council has reached agreement with the owner of Bridgewater Place to reimburse the costs of protecting the public from the wind danger caused by Yorkshire’s tallest building. more »

Berkeley profits rise 34% in uncertain times

2 Dec 2016: House-builder Berkeley Group has reported profits up a third but there are signs that potential buyers are starting to drag their feet. more »

Seven picked for Heathrow's Integrated Design Team

2 Dec 2016: Heathrow Airport has selected seven firms to work on the detailed design of its third runway expansion plans. more »

Promotion at Eric Wright

2 Dec 2016: Eric Wright Civil Engineering has promoted Gavin Hulme to operations director. more »

Spie acquires cleanroom specialist

2 Dec 2016: Building services contractor Spie has acquired Environmental Engineering Ltd to strengthen its presence in the UK food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. more »

Orders up at WYG

1 Dec 2016: Consulting engineer WYG has reported 17% growth in half-year revenue and an 18% rise in pre-tax profit. more »

Transport secretary tells civils contractors to get training

1 Dec 2016: Civil engineering contractors have been told to deliver more training if they want to win government transport contracts. more »

Laing O’Rourke union fight gets volatile

1 Dec 2016: Laing O’Rourke and construction union Ucatt appear to be at daggers drawn in Dumfries. more »

Bovis recruits ops director

1 Dec 2016: House-builder Bovis Homes has appointed Paul Soutar operations director for its east division. more »

Bristol Uni to turn old sorting office into £300m campus

30 Nov 2016: The University of Bristol has unveiled plans to build a new £300m campus in the city’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. more »

Progress for Wates on Cardiff housing

30 Nov 2016: Wates Residential has secured planning permission to build 353 homes across five sites in Cardiff. more »

Another acquisition for Breedon

30 Nov 2016: Building materials group Breedon has agreed the purchase of Sherburn Minerals Group for £15.7m. more »

Arcadis warns that Brexit could turn skills gap into a gulf

30 Nov 2016: Analysis by Arcadis suggests that Brexit could lead to a reduction of 215,000 people in the UK construction industry. more »

Keltbray expands sheet piling into Scotland

30 Nov 2016: Keltbray has opened a sheet piling operation in Scotland as part of its expansion plans. more »

Steel fabricator boosted by new water regs

30 Nov 2016: A steel fabricator is expecting a surge in orders for manhole covers as new regulations on the ownership of private water pumping stations come into force. more »

City approves 305-metre high skyscraper

29 Nov 2016: The City of London Corporation has granted planning permission for what will be the second tallest building in Western Europe after the Shard. more »

Government road spending: where the money is going

29 Nov 2016: The Department of Transport has added flesh to the headline figures for roads in the chancellor’s recent autumn statement. more »

Buy-out at Stanford Flooring

28 Nov 2016: There has been a management buyout at one of the UK’s largest independent concrete flooring specialists, enabling the founders to retire. more »

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