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20/05/2013: A Sutton Coldfield building services contractor is the latest construction firm to go into administration.
20/05/2013: North Midland Construction had a difficult first quarter with cost overruns on two major contracts pushing it into the red, prompting further restructuring.
20/05/2013: Facilities management contractor Mitie has reported growth in revenues and profits, thanks to both organic growth and acquisitions. more »
20/05/2013: Ancient skeletons have been found on a Mansell house-building site near Stonehenge in Wiltshire. more »
20/05/2013: Legal disputes in Britain’s construction industry are now taking over a year to be resolved, according to study from consultant EC Harris.
17/05/2013: A money launderer who worked for rogue builders has been banned from running a company for 12 years after an investigation by the Insolvency Service. more »
17/05/2013: Murphy Group has bought the assets of Land & Marine Project Engineering out of administration. more »
17/05/2013: The Office of Fair Trading will not seek to interfere in the proposed takeover of Atkins’ highways business by Skanska. more »
17/05/2013: Plans for a £200m expansion of Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire have been thrown out by the local council.
17/05/2013: Former Cleveland Bridge president Jon Dale has dropped his unfair dismissal suit against the company’s Saudi owners. more »
16/05/2013: Despite criticism from the National Audit Office, the Department for Transport is kicking on with the development of plans for the High Speed 2 rail scheme. more »
16/05/2013: Administrators acting for Daniel Contractors and Land & Marine Project Engineering have so far saved 990 jobs, but let go 124. more »
16/05/2013: Four new railway station construction projects worth a total of £18m have secured government backing through the New Station Fund. more »
16/05/2013: Housebuilder Bovis Homes has seen an upswing in sales activity so far this year. more »
16/05/2013: A demolition contractor who handled asbestos without a licence has received a suspended jail sentence. more »
16/05/2013: Seven per cent of UK homes have installed solar panels in the past three years, according to government figures, but there are some surprising indicators, new research has found. more »
16/05/2013: Daniel Contractors and subsidiary Land Marine Project Engineering have been placed in administration.
16/05/2013: Transport planners have failed to make the case for a new £17bn high speed rail link from London to Birmingham, the government's own spending watchdog has declared. more »
16/05/2013: A decorating contractor must pay more than £80,000 in fines and costs after it exposed employees, agency staff and the public to deadly asbestos material. more »
15/05/2013: A long-running dispute between client and contractor over the foundations of a windfarm in the Thames Estuary has finally been settled. more »