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Interserve backs further away from loss-making construction

9 Aug 2017: Adrian Ringrose steps down as chief executive of Interserve at the end of the month safe in the knowledge that he has returned the overall business to profit. But there is much work ahead for his successor. more »

Jumbo wind turbines approved for East Anglian waters

9 Aug 2017: ScottishPower Renewables has received government approval to build a 1200 MW capacity wind farm 69km off the coast of Norfolk. more »

Two more tower blocks approved at Liverpool Waters

9 Aug 2017: Liverpool City Council has given planning permissions for two residential tower blocks, securing a further £76m of construction for developer Peel Group’s £5.5bn Liverpool Waters development. more »

Go ahead for £263m Barking Riverside rail link

9 Aug 2017: Construction of a £263m extension of the London Overground rail network to Barking Riverside is set to start in summer 2018. more »

Morgan Sindall doubles its construction profit margin

8 Aug 2017: Morgan Sindall has reported a 44% leap in pre-tax profits in the first half of 2017 as it doubled its construction margin. more »

Double-digit growth for T Clarke

8 Aug 2017: Building services contractor T Clarke has reported growth in turnover, profits and orders in the first half of the year. more »

First-half loss for SIG as restructuring takes shape

8 Aug 2017: Builders’ materials group SIG is expecting the UK repair and maintenance market to remain difficult in the second half of 2017 after reporting losses of nearly £11m for the first half. more »

Progress for M42 plans

8 Aug 2017: Highways England is on course to start construction of a £282m improvement scheme on the M42 near Solihull after deciding its preferred route. more »

Swansea approves £24m student block

7 Aug 2017: Plans for a £24m purpose-built student accommodation development in Swansea have been approved. more »

Funds secured for Brighton Circus Street scheme

7 Aug 2017: Developer U+I Group has secured £70m of forward-funding to develop Circus Street, Brighton, in partnership with GCP Student Living and Gravis Capital Management. more »

T Clarke makes control systems acquisition

7 Aug 2017: Building services contractor T Clarke has taken over Eton Associates, a London-based control systems specialist offering a variety of building management systems. more »

Student rooms planned for Bristol hospital site

7 Aug 2017: Empiric Student Property has bought the freehold of the former St Mary's Hospital in Bristol for £8m to turn it into student accommodation. more »

Construction growth prospects downgraded

7 Aug 2017: More economic gloom today with news that the UK construction industry is still in growth mode but is now at its slowest for six years. more »

Queen to open new Forth bridge on 4th September

7 Aug 2017: The Queensferry Crossing, the new bridge across the Forth, will be officially opened by HM The Queen on 4th September 2017. more »

E.On wins MTH wind farm dispute

4 Aug 2017: The Supreme Court has found in favour of E.On in its long-running dispute with Danish contractor MT Højgaard (MTH). more »

Housing associations drop merger plan

4 Aug 2017: Berkshire housing associations Bracknell Forest Homes and Housing Solutions have abandoned their planned merger after failing to reach agreement. more »

Government lends Quintain £65m for Wembley Park

4 Aug 2017: The government has approved a £65m loan to the Wembley Park housing development in north London. more »

Swedish timber homes coming to Milton Keynes

4 Aug 2017: Places for People has partnered with Swedish house-builder Trivselhus for an £18m development of low-energy timber homes in Milton Keynes. more »

App for selecting concrete bridge beams

4 Aug 2017: Nottinghamshire’s ABM Precast has developed an app that helps designers and estimators select pre-stressed concrete bridge beams. more »

Eggborough scaffolders vote to strike

4 Aug 2017: Scaffolders working for Cape Industrial Services at Eggborough power station in Goole have voted unanimously to go on strike. more »

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