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Payment charter author ‘disappointed’ by slow progress

Institute of Credit Management chief executive Philip King has told Construction News he is “disappointed” by the time taken to develop terms for the supply chain payment charter.

Chrissi McCarthy managing director Constructing Equity

Why did the 'Construction Manager of the Year' awards have no female nominations?

By Chrissi McCarthy

The Construction Manager of the Year awards had 95 finalists and countless more nominations.

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CN Summit: CEOs debate the future of construction


It’s an encouraging time to be in construction but fundamental problems must be tackled, according to six of the sector’s top chief executives as they debated crucial industry challenges at the Construction News Summit.

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Exclusive: Bam to build Four Pancras Square

Bam is understood to be working with the King’s Cross partnership to build Argent’s latest office development, Construction News can reveal.

London mayor reveals preferred route for £20bn Crossrail 2

London transport authorities have revealed a preferred route for Crossrail 2, as mayor of London Boris Johnson labelled the scheme “vital” for the capital.

Osborne wins £19m Covent Garden redevelopment

Osborne has been awarded the £19m contract to redevelop Mercers’ Yard in Covent Garden, London.

Countrywide and Hermes create PRS fund

Property group Countrywide and Hermes Investment Management have joined forces to create a residential property fund operating in the private rented sector.

Property transactions up by 14%

Total property transactions have grown by 14 per cent between April and September 2014, compared to the same period a year earlier.

NHS estate sell-off required to plug financial hole

A radical plan to close the massive shortfall in NHS finances will demand the large-scale sell-off of health service estates and the rapid transformation of many remaining facilities.

Profit warnings for listed construction firms on the rise

There were nine profit warnings from six construction companies in the first three quarters of 2014, more than there were in the whole of 2013.

Exclusive: Graham Shennan departs Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall managing director Graham Shennan has departed the business, Construction News can reveal.

Balfour Beatty shareholders approve Parsons Brinckerhoff sale

Balfour Beatty shareholders have approved the sale of Parsons Brinckerhoff to WSP Global at its general meeting today.

McLaren restructures London region with two appointments

McLaren has announced the appointment of two regional directors to manage the London region as managing director Graham Sturge takes personal leave.

Speller Metcalfe lands £22m Stratford hospital

Speller Metcalfe has been awarded the £22m contract to redevelop Stratford Hospital in the Midlands.

Argent eyes resi expansion, while Derwent and GPE to 'dabble'

Major commercial developer Argent has said that residential will be a “significant” part of its future pipeline, according to its partner Nick Searl who was speaking at the Construction News Summit 2014.

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Construction News front cover 31 October 2014

Construction News digital edition – 31 October 2014

An eight-page special from the Construction News Summit 2014 includes a review of the contractor CEO panel; commercial pipelines and client priorities; Cabinet ministers debating transport policy; regional outlook and investment opportunities and housing sector prospects. Plus: a Morgan Sindall scheme to deliver a university building is combining traditional roofing methods with cutting edge sustainable initiatives to meet the mark.