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Wednesday, 22 November 2006

Gleeds yesterday said it has won an £18.5m contract to work with Capita Symonds, to build a science laboratory in Oxfordshire. The laboratory will become one of the leading research centres of its type worldwide.

Thursday, 16 November 2006

The latest figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government show new housing starts and completions in England slowed down with starts down 9 per cent and completions down by 1 per cent up to the quarter ending September 2006.

Wednesday, 15 November 2006

The British Aggregates Association (BAA), the organisation that represents those that work in the Quarry industry, has launched an appeal at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against the recent decision by the Court of First Instance (CFI) that the Aggregates Levy met the necessary legal tests for discriminatory taxation.

Tuesday, 14 November 2006

Leeds City Council has named Interserve-led consortium, Environments for Learning, proposed preferred bidder under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

Monday, 13 November 2006

Henderson Infrastructure upped the bidding for John Laing on Friday, after Allianz Infrastructure offered more than £950m for the company.

Monday, 13 November 2006

Carillion clients are finding hospital food a most agreeable experience, the company claimed.

Friday, 10 November 2006

Galliford Try and Ellmer Construction, today said they have won a £34m refit contract from Marks and Spencer.

Friday, 10 November 2006

Small and medium sized contractors claim a boost in work, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) said yesterday.

Thursday, 9 November 2006

Contractors working on large large-scale electricity projects can expect faster planning decisions after the government announced plans for new rules today.

Thursday, 9 November 2006

The health and Safety Executive (HSE) this week closed 24 sites in Hull as part of a safety swoop.

Tuesday, 7 November 2006

The Government is failing to meet its targets on public construction projects, according to the Construction Products Association.

Tuesday, 7 November 2006

The Conservative Party yesterday called on the Government to lift the expected £1bn VAT bill for constructing the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Monday, 6 November 2006

Alfred McAlpine today said it has won a series of new contracts, worth over £130m.

Monday, 6 November 2006

Carillion today said it has won a £200m contract through its Middle East joint venture, Al Futtaim Carillion, to build a large residential complex in Dubai.

Friday, 3 November 2006

Engineering company Tomkins has reported a 22 per cent fall in third quarter profist to £56.3m.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

have best practice guides after CIRIA consults the construction industry. The association is talking to companies about managing contaminated land on nuclear and defence land. CIRIA hopes to revise existing guides with its Safegrounds Learning Network.

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