Top story

Steve Marshall chairman Balfour Beatty

Exclusive: Balfour Beatty chairman says firm will go 'back to Plan A'

Balfour Beatty’s chairman has told Construction News the group will go “straight back to Plan A”, after terminating talks with Carillion over a potential merger.

Adrian Pritchard construction industry specialist Nash Fitzwilliams

Inevitable that suitors would knock at Balfour Beatty's door

It was inevitable, given recent developments at Balfour Beatty, that potential acquirers would look opportunistically at offering for all or parts of the business. 

Watch: Construction News videos

More news

Bam lands £33m Bupa retirement village

Bam Construction has been appointed to build a £33m retirement village for Bupa-owned Richmond Care Villages in Oxfordshire.

Mace revises tender price forecasts due to London boom

Mace’s cost consultancy business has increased its forecast for tender cost inflation from 3.5 per cent to 4.5 per cent for both 2014 and 2015 as London continues to boom.

Balfour Beatty chosen for £24m Shepherd's Bush job

Campus Living Villages has chosen Balfour Beatty for a £24m job to house more than 400 Royal College of Music students.

Costain wins £30m gas terminal job

Costain has won a £30m contract from oil and gas company Perenco to deliver EPC services for the environmental upgrade of the Dimlington gas terminal on Humberside.

Babcock announces management changes

Babcock has announced changes to its senior management, with group finance director Bill Tame set to take control of its international division.

Watch: Labour outlines proposals for Help to Build scheme Video

The Labour Party has outlined proposals for its Help to Build scheme today, to boost small housebuilders’ access to finance.

Contractors to support LGBT community at Liverpool Pride

Contractors ISG and Morgan Sindall will be among those to show their support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at Liverpool Pride this weekend.

Speedy Hire reveals new senior management team

Speedy Hire has unveiled its new management structure with appointments to key roles.

Watch: Didcot Power Station cooling towers demolished Video

The three southern cooling towers of Didcot A Power Station were demolished in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Balfour Beatty 'in play' for bidders as Carillion talks shake-up industry Video

Carillion’s talks with Balfour Beatty over a merger could lead to further bids for the UK’s largest contractor, analysts have predicted, after the firms revealed they first held talks over a merger more than two months ago.

Green Deal £120m fund closed six weeks after launch Video

The government has closed its Green Deal Home Improvement Fund after the fund dried up just over six weeks after its launch.

Balfour Beatty and Carillion in shock merger talks Video

UK’s biggest contractors Balfour Beatty and Carillion announce shock merger talks.

Job of the week

Janine Stone

Senior Quantity Surveyor

£55,000 to £70,000 plus package and performance bonus

Jobs

Architect

£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum

Associate Design Engineer

£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum

Site Manager

£20 - £24 per hour

Subscribe to Construction News

Digital edition

Construction News Awards 2014 winners brochure front cover

Construction News Awards 2014: winners' brochure

View or download the winners’ brochure from this year’s Construction News Awards, and find out exactly why these contractors and services were recognised as the best in the industry.