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BAM Nuttall chief calls for CITB support

4 Sep 2017: BAM Nuttall chief executive Steve Fox has issued a rallying call in support of the Construction Industry Training Board and confirmed that his company will support the Consensus vote. more »

Green light for Edgbaston tram line

1 Sep 2017: The government has approved funding for a £149m extension of Birmingham’s tram network. more »

New chief executive takes over at Interserve

1 Sep 2017: Today, 1st September 2017, sees the first day in the job for Interserve’s new chief executive, Debbie White. more »

Highways England chair earns second term

1 Sep 2017: Colin Matthews has been reappointed as chairman of Highways England for a second three-year term. more »

Kier takes action to combat failing careers guidance

1 Sep 2017: Kier is sending 200 of its employees into schools to tell children what great careers construction can offer. more »

Merseyside highway improvements move forward

1 Sep 2017: Highways England has set out its preferred options for £310m of road schemes in Merseyside and Cheshire. more »

McGee set to start Ludgate House demolition

1 Sep 2017: Specialist contractor McGee has been given the go-ahead by developer Native Land to carry out the structural demolition of Ludgate House, next to Blackfriars Bridge in London. more »

Sheet piling challenge for Aarsleff

1 Sep 2017: Main contractor J Murphy Group has awarded Aarsleff Ground Engineering a contract to install a temporary sheet piled cofferdam on the river Severn, as part of the Birmingham Resilience scheme. more »

Balfour boss quits Leadership Council

31 Aug 2017: Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn has resigned from the Construction Leadership Council after little more than a year. more »

Site fall leaves joiner paralysed

31 Aug 2017: A construction worker has been left paralysed from the chest down after a fall on a housing site in Grimsby. more »

Cheapskate developer learns not to cut costs on safety

31 Aug 2017: A developer who set about rebuilding a block of flats on the cheap has been fined £200,000 for flouting safety considerations. more »

Taylor Wimpey buys Mount Pleasant plots for £190m

31 Aug 2017: Taylor Wimpey is paying Royal Mail £190m for 2.5 hectares of its head office site at Mount Pleasant in London. more »

Selco success leads Grafton growth

31 Aug 2017: Builders merchant group Grafton reports that it has successfully turned around its UK business after restructuring last year. more »

London mayor urged to promote factory-made houses

31 Aug 2017: London should have its own design code for factory-built housing to promote the use of offsite construction in the capital, a report out today says. more »

Driving ban for speeding steelwork boss

31 Aug 2017: The owner of a structural steelwork business in Buckinghamshire has been suspended from driving large goods vehicles for 12 weeks after being caught using a mobile phone at the wheel and speeding. more »

Regional expansion at Midas

30 Aug 2017: Midas has opened new offices in Birmingham and Surrey to expand its regional operations. more »

Quintain spending £1m a day at Wembley Park

30 Aug 2017: Quintain has now invested more than £1bn on its 34-hectare Wembley Park build-to-rent development and is set to spend another £2bn over the next five years. more »

Specialists warn that construction’s cashflow crisis is unsustainable

30 Aug 2017: The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group (SEC), which represents subcontractors in the construction engineering sector, has warned that current cashflow problems in the industry are unsustainable. more »

Edinburgh councillors consider case for £165m tram extension

30 Aug 2017: Edinburgh City Council has published the outline business case (OBC) for a £165.2m extension of the city’s tram service down to Leith and Newhaven. more »

Tendering starts for £3bn HS2 London stations work

29 Aug 2017: The procurement process for contractors to build HS2’s Euston station and Old Oak Common transport hub has begun, with the contract notice now published. more »

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