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Multiplex wins £400m Westminster development

Multiplex wins £400m Westminster development

19 Jun 2018: Multiplex has been chosen as main contractor for a £400m development on the site of the old Metropolitan Police headquarters next to London’s St James’s Park tube station. more »

Wates promotes Chandler to the board

Wates promotes Chandler to the board

19 Jun 2018: Wates Construction group managing director Paul Chandler has been appointed to the board of the family-owned Wates Group. more »

Keller buys Swedish specialist

Keller buys Swedish specialist

19 Jun 2018: Keller has announced that it has bought a Swedish business specialising in sheet piling. more »

Port of Cork launches expansion programme

Port of Cork launches expansion programme

19 Jun 2018: The Port of Cork has officially launched an €80m (£70m) project that involves BAM Civil building a container terminal at the berth in Ringaskiddy. more »

A-Plant feels margin squeeze

A-Plant feels margin squeeze

19 Jun 2018: Plant and tool hire giant A-Plant has seen its operating profit margin eroded from 17.1% to 14.9% in the past year. more »

McCarthy & Stone seeks chief executive for new direction

McCarthy & Stone seeks chief executive for new direction

19 Jun 2018: Retirement housing specialist McCarthy & Stone is looking for a new chief executive after Clive Fenton announced he will retire and step down from the board at the end of this financial year on 31st August 2018. more »

Law firm diversifies into quantity surveying

Law firm diversifies into quantity surveying

19 Jun 2018: Law firm Blake Morgan has set up a project and cost management consultancy division to compete for work in the construction industry. more »

Bilfinger supports Stublach gas storage expansion

 Bilfinger supports Stublach gas storage expansion

19 Jun 2018: Bilfinger UK has secured a £5.3m contract with energy company Storengy as part of a project to extend the gas storage facility at Stublach in Cheshire. more »

Equipment manufacturers vow to fight Trump’s tariffs

Equipment manufacturers vow to fight Trump’s tariffs

18 Jun 2018: The USA’s Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has said that 1.3 million jobs are at risk because of Donald Trump’s new tariffs on US$50bn of Chinese imports including construction plant and components. more »

Civils works start for particle accelerator upgrade

Civils works start for particle accelerator upgrade

18 Jun 2018: Civil engineering is now under way for a major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the physics research centre on the Swiss-French border. more »

Government confirms plan to ban flammable cladding on tower blocks

Government confirms plan to ban flammable cladding on tower blocks

19 Jun 2018: The government has published its proposals on banning the use of combustible cladding materials on high-rise residential buildings. more »

Sydney metro project gets $3bn budget boost

Sydney metro project gets $3bn budget boost

19 Jun 2018: Today’s budget in New South Wales, Australia, has allocated an initial AU$3bn (£1.7bn) for the Sydney-Parramatta Metro West project. more »

Balfour Beatty fined £500k for long-running HAVS breaches

Balfour Beatty fined £500k for long-running HAVS breaches

19 Jun 2018: Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions has been fined £500,000 for exposing its workers to hand-arm vibration for nearly a decade and doing nothing about it. more »

McLaren to build Dar's Holborn HQ

McLaren to build Dar's Holborn HQ

19 Jun 2018: McLaren Construction has been appointed lead contractor to build a new UK headquarters in Holborn for Lebanese consulting engineer Dar Group. more »

Capita quids in with £160m Constructionline sale

Capita quids in with £160m Constructionline sale

19 Jun 2018: Capita has sold Construction line to private equity investors for more than four times what it paid the government for it just three years ago – and 27 times earnings. more »

Sigma and Countryside extend PRS partnership

Sigma and Countryside extend PRS partnership

19 Jun 2018: House-builder Countryside Properties and urban regeneration specialist Sigma are extending their strategic partnership. more »

Second Merseyside fire station for Wates

Second Merseyside fire station for Wates

19 Jun 2018: Wates Construction has been appointed to build Merseyside Fire & Rescue Services’ (MFRS) Saughall Massie fire station. more »

Skanska gets PAS 2080 certification

Skanska gets PAS 2080 certification

19 Jun 2018: Skanska has become the first UK contractor to achieve verification to a new carbon management in infrastructure specification from BSI. more »

Mace wins South African airport projects

Mace wins South African airport projects

18 Jun 2018: A Mace joint venture has been appointed to carry out the quantity surveying for three South African aviation projects worth more than US$70m (£53m). more »

Network Rail retenders project frameworks

 Network Rail retenders project frameworks

18 Jun 2018: Network Rail is retendering its property project frameworks, including architecture, M&E and structural engineering. more »

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