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Wates Residential recruits production director

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Wates has appointed former One Hyde Park development director Nick Williams to manage its housing production.
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Sterilising technology trialled on Manchester Piccadilly escalator

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New hygiene technology is being trialled by Network Rail on an escalator to give passengers added protection from Covid-19 and other infections.
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Plan set out for £40m Motherwell warehouse scheme

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XPO Logistics is planning to build a major distribution centre in North Lanarkshire and include parkland on two thirds of the 40-acre site.
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Payroll fraud ringleader ordered to pay £1.7m

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A globe-trotting tax consultant who stole £6.9m from construction workers’ pay packets has been ordered to repay £1.7m or face a further four years in jail.
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Onsite Experience hubs open across Wales

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Four new construction training hubs have opened across Wales, backed by a £6m investment in future needs.
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Network Rail develops new type of footbridge

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Network Rail has developed a new footbridge design, made from plastic and quicker to install.
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Chancellor officially opens UK infrastructure bank

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Billions of funding for UK businesses available from today
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Wates Residential hires new director as business expands

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Nick Williams has joined Wates Residential as production director – a newly created role to keep up with the business’s expansion. Williams will be in charge of the operations side and will report directly to executive managing director Helen Bunch. He will lead a team…

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Amey puts £12m price tag on £200m turnover water business

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Amey has valued its up-for-sale water business at around £12m. The division, which turns over around £200m per year, was one of three business units the company put up for sale last year. It has received binding offers from prospective buyers and based on these…

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Bam Nuttall pays back furlough cash ‘through contracts’ as dividend declared

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Bam Nuttall has paid back a “substantial” part of its £4.2m furlough grant because of the nature of its contracts, the company has claimed. Accounts for the civils firm released this week show it claimed the sum from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme during the…

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Work Starts at Bromsgrove Crematorium

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Stepnell has started work on a new multimillion-pound crematorium in the West Midlands, Waseley Hills Crematorium & Cemetery

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Mi-space Wins Place on £10bn Initiative

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Mi-space has been appointed to help spearhead the transformation of ageing and energy-inefficient housing in London

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Decarbonisation Strategy Opens for Consultation

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The first ever Decarbonisation Strategy for the North of England has opened for consultation, Transport for the North has announced.

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Schneider Electric launches Buildings of the Future

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‘Buildings of the Future’ series was launched as part of the Digital Building podcast by Schneider Electric. The first two episodes of the podcast are already available and provide expert opinions and predictions on the transition of the UK’s ageing building stock. The new series helps understand moving from outdated to connected. Kas Mohammed, VP […]

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Re:Construction Podcast – Episode 67

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B3W vs BRI, Webuild and Timber (Again)
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Contractors trial Draft Carbon Reduction Code for built environment

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A new Carbon Reduction Code for the built environment, for use by clients, consultants, contractors and supply chain members across all sectors of construction has been published by the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC).

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Value of construction disputes more than doubles as COVID claims rise

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The average value of legal disputes in the UK construction sector more than doubled last year as claims linked to the pandemic rose. Three out of four contractors said they were in disputes related to COVID-19, according to a report from Arcadis. The pandemic caused…

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Severfield revenue grows despite pandemic hit

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Revenue at steel specialist Severfield hit a new high in 2020/21 thanks to work on HS2 and a number of projects in the energy sector. The structural steel firm reported revenue of £363.3m for the year ending 31 March 2021, which was up 10 per…

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Stonehenge tunnel management contract cut by £15m

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Highways England is tendering for a risk manager to work on the £1.7bn A303 Stonehenge tunnel project, but has cut the value of the contract by a fifth. It is now looking for a delivery assurance partner to take a £60m contract to oversee risk…

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HS2 phase 2a: search starts for £500m delivery partner

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HS2 has launched the search for a consultant to become its design and delivery partner for phase 2a of the project, work it says is estimated to last a decade. The £500m contract includes management of the delivery of phase 2a – from Birmingham to…

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The quiet revolution in civils safety

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Exclusive: a joint initiative between industry and government is developing ways to make transport projects safer, greener and more efficient. Ian Weinfass reports

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Making historic buildings energy efficient ‘could reduce UK buildings’ emissions by 5%’

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Making all listed buildings and unlisted historic dwellings in conservation areas energy efficient could reduce UK carbon emissions from buildings by 5%. That’s the claim from property group Grosvenor, which…

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Information management ‘could save £6 in labour for every £1 invested’

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Information management could save up to £6 worth of labour for every £1 invested while helping efforts to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to a new report from the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB).

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Liverpool FC wins planning permission for Anfield Road Stand redevelopment

23 hours, 10 minutes

Liverpool Football Club has won planning permission for the £60m redevelopment of its Anfield Road Stand.

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Amey suffers £98m loss in 2020

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Amey made a £98m pre-tax loss in 2020 due to problem jobs and the effects of the pandemic. The loss follows on from a £217m post-tax loss, including its non-core businesses, in 2019, when the company made big writedowns to the values of its up-for-sale…

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Amey posts £98m pre-tax loss

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2020 proved another year of heavy losses for Amey as it failed to rid itself of its persistent waste problem.
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Big sheds and HS2 bridges help Severfield rack up orders

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Annual results for structural steelwork group Severfield show an 11% increase in revenue and a 18% fall in pre-tax profit.
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Liverpool FC get permission for £60m Anfield expansion

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Liverpool Football Club has secured planning permission for a £60m stadium expansion.
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Plans revealed for Levenmouth rail link

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Scottish government transport minister Graeme Day has confirmed details of a project that will return rail services to Levenmouth.
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Renew's rail companies team up for new venture

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Engineering services company Renew is on a drive to promote the replacement of diesel with electricity across the railway industry.