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Branches to close and jobs to go in Wolseley restructuring

27 Sep 2016: Builders’ merchant group Wolseley has announced plans for a £100m restructuring, involving the closure of 80 branches and the loss of 800 jobs. more »

Five design teams shortlisted for Ipswich bridges contest

27 Sep 2016: Five teams of architects have been shortlisted to enter to a design competition for new bridges in Ipswich. more »

Osborne adds two to board

27 Sep 2016: Construction contractor Osborne has appointed two new group board directors. more »

Speed bump for Silvertown concrete supplier

27 Sep 2016: An East London concrete and aggregate supplier has been deemed unfit to hold a heavy goods vehicle operator’s licence. more »

New chief exec for Morrison Utility

27 Sep 2016: Morrison Utility Services chief executive Charles Morrison has moved aside to become chairman, with chief operating officer Jim Arnold taking over as chief executive. more »

Labour conference backs Ucatt pension motion

27 Sep 2016: The Labour Party’s 2016 annual conference has supported a motion committing the party to develop policies that will introduce a flexible pension age. more »

Gleeson closes in on house-building target

26 Sep 2016: House-builder and developer MJ Gleeson has reported a strong rise in turnover and profits for the past year. more »

B&K director moves to Wates

26 Sep 2016: Wates Construction has appointed John Carlin as business unit director for the Midlands. more »

Fugro nears conclusion in Moorside site investigation work

26 Sep 2016: Site investigation work for a new nuclear power station near Sellafield is in its final stages, paving the way for full project design. more »

James Wates joins think tank to promote 'civilised' capitalism

26 Sep 2016: Wates Group chairman James Wates has joined the board of corporate social responsibility think tank Tomorrow’s Company as deputy chairman. more »

New airports leader for Arup

26 Sep 2016: Consulting engineer Arup has appointed Ian Taylor as its global aviation business leader. more »

Infrastructure minister quits government

23 Sep 2016: Commercial Secretary to the Treasury Jim O’Neill, the minister responsible for infrastructure, PFI, public private partnerships, the Northern Powerhouse initiative and business regulation, has quit not just the government but the Conservative Party to boot. more »

Make plans in for 3 Arena Central

23 Sep 2016: A planning application has been submitted to Birmingham City Council for a third building at the Arena Central development. more »

Aarsleff acquires A&J Geotechnical

22 Sep 2016: Piling contractor Aarsleff Ground Engineering has taken over A&J Geotechnical Services. more »

UKEF recruits White Rose finance chief

22 Sep 2016: UK Export Finance (UKEF), the export credit agency, has appointed Richard Simon-Lewis as head of civil, infrastructure and energy. more »

Willmott Dixon launches cop shop catalogue for off-the-shelf cell design

22 Sep 2016: From the people who brought us the Sunesis off-the-shelf school design comes Code, pre-designed cost-cutting police custody suites. more »

London mayor commissions Garden Bridge review

22 Sep 2016: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has commissioned Dame Margaret Hodge MP, former chair of the public accounts committee, to lead a review into the Garden Bridge project. more »

Waterman helps plan Canary Wharf expansion

22 Sep 2016: Canary Wharf Group has commissioned structural engineer Waterman to work on plans for the next phase of expansion in the Isle of Dogs in east London. more »

Integration costs drive Kier into the red

22 Sep 2016: Integration of Mouchel, continuing problems with May Gurney’s bin rounds and quitting the Caribbean have all proved costly for Kier Group in the past year. more »

Eighteen-hour concrete pour at Chorley sewage works

22 Sep 2016: An 18-hour continuous concrete pour has been completed at United Utilities’ Chorley sewage works in Lancashire. more »

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