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Lagan Construction and Northern Irish firm H&J Martin merge

Lagan Construction Group has bought one of the oldest building firms in Northern Ireland, H&J Martin.

Tim Pugh partner Berwin Leighton Paisner

London must seize on dormant land's potential

London is in the midst of a housing crisis, and yet across the capital vast swathes of land that could accommodate many thousands of homes lie vacant, empty and surplus to requirements.

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Social skills: How using social media can benefit construction companies


A recent survey revealed UK firms lag way behind their US counterparts in using social media for corporate communications, but also placed three British construction companies among the 50 best in class. What makes them stand out and what can the industry learn?

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Government scraps Code for Sustainable Homes

The government has officially put an end to the Code for Sustainable Homes, in the long-awaited conclusion to the Housing Standards Review.

Scottish builders' confidence hits record high

A record high of 60 per cent of Scottish contractors are positive about their business outlook for the next twelve months.

Highways England lays out £11bn investment roadmap

Highways England has released details of how it will deliver more than £11bn of improvements to England’s roads over the next five years.

Former Laing O’Rourke boss returns to UK as MoD procurement chief

Former Laing O’Rourke boss and current chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Airports Tony Douglas is returning to the UK to head up the Ministry of Defence’s procurement arm.

Vinci St Modwen appointed for 2,100-home MoD Ashchurch redevelopment

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has appointed Vinci St Modwen as development manager for the transformation of Ministry of Defence Ashchurch in Gloucestershire.

Blacklisting firms deliberately misled victims, claim MPs

A committee of MPs has accused contractors of deliberately misleading victims of blacklisting, slamming them as “callous and manipulative”.

Schools minister admits ‘no figure’ for school maintenance backlog costs

Schools minister David Laws has admitted to the Commons’ Education Committee that the government does not know the maintenance needs or rebuild costs of the English school estate.

Mace to leave Royal Wharf

Mace will no longer develop east London’s Royal Wharf residential project, just four months on from being named construction manager on the job.

Barratt CEO Mark Clare to stand down

Barratt chief executive Mark Clare is to step down in July after nine years at the helm of the housebuilder.

Skills shortage a 'worry' for London, deputy mayor admits

The shortage of skilled workers to deliver construction projects in the capital is a “worry” for City Hall, one of London mayor Boris Johnson’s closest aides has admitted.

Local roads network will need £12bn investment

One in six roads in England and Wales are in poor condition and a £12bn investment is needed to get the network back up to scratch, according to an annual survey of Britain’s roads.

NDA ups spend with SMEs to 20% of budget

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority spent more than one fifth of its supply chain budget with SMEs in 2013/14.


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Construction News supplement - Plant special March 2015

The March plant supplement from Construction News contains exclusive articles on productivity, safety, innovation, efficiency and sustainability.