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Croydon approves plans for UK's second tallest building

26 Sep 2017: Croydon Council has approved plans for the construction of the UK’s second tallest building. more »

Labour intends to nationalise PFI contracts

26 Sep 2017: The Labour party has pledged to nationalise the privatised utility industries an all private finance initiative (PFI) contracts if it wins the next general election. more »

CITB scrapes underwhelming support from small builders

26 Sep 2017: The Federation of Master Builders has voted in favour of retaining the Construction Industry Training Board levy system, despite only 0.1% of its membership actually backing the vote. more »

More rails to be replaced on Sheffield Supertram

26 Sep 2017: South Yorkshire Supertram is advertising for a contractor to replace 10km of rail tracks. more »

Builders’ merchants sales up

26 Sep 2017: Builders’ merchants in Great Britain saw their aggregate sales rise 7% in July 2017 compared to July 2016. more »

Cal Bailey steps back from family business

25 Sep 2017: NG Bailey group sustainability director Cal Bailey has decided to retire after 23 years with the family business. more »

TransPennine railway to get digital signalling

25 Sep 2017: The government has approved plans to develop digital signalling systems for railways in the north of England. more »

Scaffold inspectors prosecuted after roofer falls

25 Sep 2017: Two scaffold inspectors have been prosecuted for signing off a scaffold without actually checking it. more »

Firm foundations for Gleeson growth plan

25 Sep 2017: Gleeson has set a target of doubling its house-building output to 2,000 units a year within the next five years. more »

Carillion director quits to join Amey

25 Sep 2017: Amey has recruited Ray Jones from Carillion to join its highways executive team. more »

Kier JV lines up three more housing sites

22 Sep 2017: Kier Living and Together Housing Group have acquired three sites in North Yorkshire market towns for new housing developments. more »

Mace man takes chair at Build UK

22 Sep 2017: Construction federation Build UK is under new leadership after its annual general meeting yesterday. more »

Strike vote threatens Hinkley Point progress

22 Sep 2017: The labour agreement at Hinkley Point C was supposed to be “the blueprint for all future major construction projects” but now it all seems to be unravelling. more »

Kier returns to profit

21 Sep 2017: Kier Group has largely completed its restructuring and returned to profit, its latest accounts show. more »

Wates looks to Ulster expansion

21 Sep 2017: Wates is looking to expand its operations into Northern Ireland and is on the hunt for subcontractors. more »

Civils contractors support CITB levy

21 Sep 2017: Civil engineering contractors overwhelmingly support continuation of the Construction Industry Training Board and the levy system, according to a poll by their trade association. more »

Demolition worker crushed by excavator

21 Sep 2017: Wolverhampton based Sterry Lane Ltd, trading as LPD Demolition, has been fined £50,000 after an employee was crushed by a reversing excavator. more »

Aecom invests in Heathrow rail scheme

21 Sep 2017: Heathrow Southern Railway Limited (HSRL), a private sector venture aiming to improve rail access to Heathrow Airport, has been boosted by an investment from Aecom. more »

FM Conway buys into Toppesfield

21 Sep 2017: Civil engineering contractor FM Conway has acquired a minority stake in road surfacing specialist Toppesfield. more »

London Underground workers to be tagged with proximity alerts

21 Sep 2017: OnGrade’s SiteZone systems are to be used by London Underground on its Four Lines Modernisation Programme. more »

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