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Laing O’Rourke holds Manchester recruitment drive

6 Feb 2018: Laing O’Rourke is holding a careers fair in Manchester this week for young people wanting a job in construction. more »

More jobs go at Carillion

6 Feb 2018: More than 800 Carillion employees have now been let go after a second wave of redundancies by the Official Receiver. more »

Skanska takes over Carillion bypass

5 Feb 2018: Hampshire County Council’s contract with Carillion for the Whitehill and Bordon relief road is being taken over by Skanska. more »

Generational shift at demolition contractor

5 Feb 2018: The retirement of Coleman Group chairman David Coleman brings his son Mark to the top and the promotion of James Howard to group managing director. more »

McLaren turnover up 25% to £600m

5 Feb 2018: McLaren Construction Group has posted results showing 25% revenue growth with gross margins also improved. more »

Renew jettisons loss-making utilities subsidiary

5 Feb 2018: Engineering services group Renew has cut its losses and sold its gas mains replacement business, Forefront Group. more »

Brexit and Carillion drag on industry forecasts

5 Feb 2018: There are contrasting forecasts on the future of the construction industry published today, with the Construction Products Association predicting no growth in 2018 but the Construction Industry Training Board looking further ahead a little more positively. more »

HS2 reveals station designers and shortlisted contractors

5 Feb 2018: HS2 has named the design teams for its planned new station buildings and the shortlisted contractors in line to build some of them. more »

Banks act to shore up Carillion suppliers

5 Feb 2018: The first wave of redundancies from Carillion was announced on Friday but there is a further package of support for subcontractors and suppliers threatened by the company’s liquidation. more »

Construction growth stagnates in January

2 Feb 2018: The UK construction industry appears to be heading into reverse, but there is a degree of optimism that it won’t be for long. more »

BAM fined £40k over dropped load

2 Feb 2018: BAM Construction has been fined £40,000 after spilling scaffolding tubes and injuring a worker. more »

Treasury allocates £866m infra pot to unlock 200,000 new homes

2 Feb 2018: The government has published details of 133 local authority housing projects across England that are to share in an £866m infrastructure pot put up by the Treasury. more »

Wates helps fast-track Daedalus homes

2 Feb 2018: Wates is investing £25m into a housing development on the site of an old air base on the Hampshire coast. more »

Kier tops January 2018 contracts league

2 Feb 2018: Kier rose to the top of the Builders’ Conference BCLive contracts league table in January 2018 with a haul of 24 contracts worth a total of £526.3m. more »

CMA invites comments on Tarmac-Breedon asset swap

2 Feb 2018: The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is considering calling in an asset swap deal announced in December by Tarmac and Breedon. more »

Wade takes Alumasc from rain to drain

1 Feb 2018: Gutters and drainpipes producer Alumasc has taken over drains firm Wade International for £8.0m. more »

MPs agree to make way for the builders

1 Feb 2018: The House of Commons has narrowly voted to vacate the Palace of Westminster to make way for a £3.5bn refurbishment and restoration programme. more »

Trans-Pennine Upgrade moves to consultation

1 Feb 2018: Highways England is about to start the statutory consultation process for a £242m upgrade on the Manchester to Sheffield Trans-Pennine route. more »

SIG suspends staff after accounting irregularities

1 Feb 2018: Building products supplier SIG has admitted to overstating its profits in recent years and has suspended the employees that it holds responsible. more »

Rescue package starts to reach Carillion apprentices

1 Feb 2018: The Construction Industry Training Board reports that it has so far secured job offers for 553 of Carillion’s 1400 stranded apprentices. more »

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