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City Hall plans land grab for affordable housing drive

7 Sep 2017: The mayor of London is planning to spend an initial £250m to buy and prepare land for the construction of affordable housing. more »

Remediation specialist opens in Belfast

7 Sep 2017: Deep Soil Mixing Ltd, a specialist ground remediation and soil stabilisation contractor, has opened an office in Belfast. more »

Arcadis snaps up Aecom’s digital director

7 Sep 2017: Arcadis has appointed David Glennon as UK head of digital, to see the company makes best use of new and emerging digital tools and technologies. more »

Million pound fine follows step-ladder fall

6 Sep 2017: A company has been fined £1million after the death of an electrician from a step-ladder fall. more »

Grenfell Tower fire implications spread far and wide

6 Sep 2017: The Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 80 residents of the west London tower block in June is having repercussions way beyond those directly impacted. more »

Efficiency quest swells Barratt's coffers

6 Sep 2017: Not satisfied with pre-tax profits of £765m, Britain’s biggest house-builder is looking for new ways to build homes to increase the efficiency of its operations. more »

Colmore Tang restructures into divisions

6 Sep 2017: Birmingham-based Colmore Tang is adding a house-building division and an office fit-out/interiors division, to create the Colmore Tang Construction Group. more »

Crossrail blacklisting aired in Parliament

6 Sep 2017: Evidence of blacklisting on the Crossrail project has been put before the House of Commons by Streatham MP Chuka Umunna. more »

London mayor sinks New Scotland Yard redevelopment

6 Sep 2017: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has rejected plans for a development of nearly 300 flats because too few were being offered as affordable housing. more »

HS2 sets contracts league on fire

5 Sep 2017: The BCLive contracts league table for August 2017 was totally dominated by the award of £6.6bn of civil engineering contracts for the HS2 rail project. more »

Queensferry Crossing officially opens

5 Sep 2017: The new Forth Bridge was officially opened by HM The Queen on Monday 4th September 2017, 53 years to the day after she opened the adjoining Forth Road Bridge. more »

Steve Morgan steps aside again as Redrow hits record highs

5 Sep 2017: With house-builder Redrow reporting group revenue up 20% and profits up more than a quarter, founder Steve Morgan has decided – not for the first time – that it is time to step back. more »

Scottish prompt payment rules are not working yet

5 Sep 2017: Construction subcontractors in Scotland are calling for the creation of a Construction Regulator to act as an ombudsman for late payment disputes. more »

New MD for Wernick Buildings

5 Sep 2017: Wernick Buildings has restructured its senior management team and appointed Stuart Wilkie as managing director. more »

Construction growth continues to decelerate

4 Sep 2017: The UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index dipped again in August indicating a continuing summer slowdown. more »

Long list of bidders want Heathrow logistics hubs

4 Sep 2017: Heathrow Airport has received bids from 121 sites pitching to become logistics hub to support construction of its planned third runway. more »

Skanska votes 'yes but' to CITB levy

4 Sep 2017: Skanska has voted in favour of continuing the Construction Industry Training Board levy but says it still wants to see substantial reform. more »

Lane rental roll-out planned for streetworks

4 Sep 2017: The Department for Transport is proposing to allow local authorities to charge utility companies by the hour during road works. more »

Export opportunities promoted at Birmingham trade fair

4 Sep 2017: Opportunities for UK firms to get involved in international construction and engineering projects are being promoted at a trade fair later this month. more »

Willmott Dixon on track to hit carbon reduction targets

4 Sep 2017: Willmott Dixon group chief executive Rick Willmott has called on the construction industry to do more to reduce its carbon emissions. more »

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