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Interserve is on site breathing life back into the building

Interserve breathes life into Newcastle masterpiece Video

The landmark art deco building in the city centre is being rescued from decay.

Construction output Jan 2014

Economy: Housing growth helps 2014 beat construction output expectations

At the end of 2013, the industry appeared to have turned a corner – recovery from austerity was well under way and forecasters were increasingly optimistic about the sector – but 2014 looks to have exceeded even the most ambitious economic expectations.

Review of 2014

Carillion Balfour Beatty merger

A tale of two industries: Workloads rise but problem deals hit profits

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Crossrail reaches halfway mark Jan 2014 Stephen Hammond David Cameron Boris Johnson 5

Politics: Westminster dresses for battle

For politicians, 2014 was the year when the impulse to pick up a hard hat was overwhelming. Construction sites were in fashion, and housing and major infrastructure were its biggest trends.

Miller Group Southern Admirals Wood homes housing

Housing: Resi boom masks social deficit

Housing drove wider economic growth in 2014, with housebuilders posting positive results - but the country still did not build enough affordable homes. How did the industry try to tackle the puzzle of building those much-needed houses?

Heart heartbreak merger jigsaw

M&A: Takeovers take centre stage

M&A activity took off in 2014 and the scale of deals and proposals reached a level unprecedented in recent years as the biggest contractors and consultants targeted market dominance through mega mergers.

Construction output Jan 2014

Economy: Housing growth helps 2014 beat construction output expectations

At the end of 2013, the industry appeared to have turned a corner – recovery from austerity was well under way and forecasters were increasingly optimistic about the sector – but 2014 looks to have exceeded even the most ambitious economic expectations.

Paul Henson director Ramtech Electronics

Don't play with fire: preventing fires on site

In most cases, the consequences of fires on construction sites could be mitigated with an appropriate fire alarm system.

Trevor Bowers director Washroom Washroom

Delivering projects in a timely fashion

Construction News recently reported worrying statistics revealing less than half of all construction projects are completed on time which has serious implications for the industry as a whole.

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