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Westfield preaches 'fewer but better' in adapting to new retail reality

Head of design and construction Keith Whitmore talks exclusively to Construction News about how Westfield is adapting to new technology by building bigger and better – and what contractors need to do to win its work.

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Simons hides Waitrose store from view to win hearts and minds

A new Waitrose in Wiltshire demanded extensive consultation and unusual alterations to placate local protests to its picturesque location.

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Mark Carne: 'I was lucky to join in a crisis'

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Network Rail’s CEO talks exclusively to Construction News about his baptism of fire, why the industry needs to improve and how to deliver a £38bn pipeline.

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Uncertainty - The enemy of investment

As senior politicians of the main political parties fly north for a final push to convince the Scottish electorate on the merit of maintaining the union, it is time to consider the implications if they return to Westminster without the ‘No’ votes they need.

A frustrated Scotsman…

A frustrated Scotsman…

In my view, there is a certain inevitability to independence in Scotland, whatever the voting results this week.

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Infrastructure funding costs could rise in independent Scotland, warns Aviva

Insurance giant Aviva has warned that infrastructure funding could become more expensive in an independent Scotland.

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Exclusive: Nuclear boss forms ‘contingency plan’ for Scottish independence

Exclusive: The majority stakeholder of a major nuclear power project in the UK is forming a “contingency plan” should Scotland vote ‘yes’ to independence this week.

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Engineering consultants: M&A the order of the day Video

As the industry continues to recover, mergers and consolidation are coming to the fore for engineering consultants.

Heads turn to government options as housebuilder confidence returns

Housebuilder confidence returns as heads turn to government options Video

Housing has been at the forefront of recovery but continuing challenges over supply coupled with political uncertainty pose question marks over sustained growth.

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FM: Changing clients and emerging sectors boost providers Video

Expectations of FM providers are shifting as the sector bids farewell to the downturn and clients re-evaluate their requirements. With an election looming and M&A continuing, where will the strongest growth be?

Andy Gregory North-west director Business Growth Fund

Which option for accessing growth capital is right for you?

Funding investment tends to come in one of two forms but which is best suited to your business?

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Threat levels: Why the whole economy is at risk from lagging construction

The industry’s dwindling percentage of GDP is not just bad news for contractors but will have a huge impact on Britain’s fledgling recovery.

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