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Hartleburg waste incinerator plant artist impression

Exclusive: Interserve kicked off £120m energy plant

Exclusive: Interserve has had its contract on a £120m waste incinerator plant cancelled after the project’s main contractor said there had been “significant delays” to the civils work.

Lockton real estate and construction partner Ian Blackadder

Brownfield developments should not be seen as the easy option

By Ian Blackadder

Britain is simply not building anywhere near enough homes to cope with demand.

Severfield chief executive Ian Lawson 1

Man of Steel: Ian Lawson on reputation, rebranding and replacing bolts on the Cheesegrater


Severfield’s CEO has had to deal with some prominent problems in his two years at the helm, but he insists the firm’s reputation remains intact and the once-struggling company’s turnaround is in full force.

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UK's biggest clients and companies to address CN Summit 2015

The UK’s biggest clients will present their pipelines and methods of collaboration, with 50 government, private sector and supply chain speakers already confirmed for the Construction News Summit 2015.

SMEs to benefit from EIB €8bn finance fund

A new €8bn (£5.7bn) European Investment Bank fund could result in a major finance boost for UK construction SMEs.

New tower for London as 40-storey scheme gets green light

A new 40-storey office in the City of London’s eastern cluster has been approved today.

Former Keller CEO to become Kier non-exec director

Former Keller Group chief executive Justin Atkinson is joining Kier’s board as an independent non-executive director.

Exclusive: Severfield CEO warns on £6m 'maximum' Cheesegrater bolt costs

Exclusive: Severfield’s chief executive has warned the cost of replacing steel bolts on the Cheesegrater may rise above the £6m figure flagged with the City.

Balfour Beatty CEO joins PM on Asia trade mission

Balfour Beatty group chief executive Leo Quinn has joined the prime minister’s UKTI tour of South East Asia.

More housing zones revealed

Three more housing zones have been revealed by the Greater London Authority, bringing the total number of homes to be delivered by the initiative to 50,965.

Business leaders call for early vote on Heathrow

Chief executives from Carillion and Mace are among a group of business leaders that have urged the government to call an early parliamentary vote to expand Heathrow.

Olympic Park sculpture to be turned into £1m wonder-slide

The ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower at the former home of the 2012 Olympics will be converted into the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide.

Turner & Townsend targets five years of 'double digit' growth

Turner & Townsend is targeting a further five years of double-digit revenue growth as it converts to a partnership after posting strong financial results for 2014/15.

Quintain set for £700m takeover by Lone Star

Quintain has announced agreement on the terms of a sale to Bidco, owned by Lone Star, in a move that will accelerate development of its multibillion-pound Wembley Park scheme.

New Wates director tasked with growing contractor's North-east share

Wates’ new North-east and Yorkshire director has been tasked with expanding the group’s reach in order to help it hit £2bn turnover.

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Construction News front cover 31 July 2015

Construction News digital edition – 31 July 2015

The government’s controversial decision to axe the Green Deal has come as a surprise to businesses, and Construction News reveals SMEs are already taking legal advice to try and regain hundreds of thousands of pounds invested in the dropped scheme; Severfield chief executive Ian Lawson gets to the bottom of the steel contractor’s recent Cheesegrater woes, a ‘sexy’ work culture, and a potential hand in Spurs’ new stadium; Highways England is incentivising contractors looking to get involved ...