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Chinese contractor to build phase one of £1.7bn Royal Albert Dock

A major Chinese contractor will build the first phase of one of London’s highest-profile mixed-use projects, Construction News can reveal.

Baroness Jo Valentine chief executive London First

Housing crisis: the economic impact revealed

By Baroness Jo Valentine

This week, 100 business leaders have put their weight behind a major new campaign, called Fifty Thousand Homes.

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One year on: How has the referendum shaped Scottish construction?


Just over 12 months on from the independence vote, has Scottish construction bounced back from uncertainty or has activity bogged down in the aftermath?

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Chinese developer submits plans for 67-storey skyscraper

Chinese developer Greenland Group has submitted plans for what would be the tallest residential building in Western Europe.

Network Rail appoints new strategy director

Network Rail has appointed Jo Kaye as its director of network and strategy planning.

Steel prices slump by 13% in a year

Steel prices in the UK have fallen to their lowest rate for five years, according to statistics from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Apprenticeship levy could co-exist with CITB, says Build UK

The government’s proposed apprenticeship levy could run alongside the existing CITB system, according to contractor trade body Build UK.

Government cuts blamed as 1,000 jobs lost at solar firms

The government has been urged to prevent the collapse of the solar industry after two firms went into administration within 24 hours of each other, putting almost 1,000 jobs at risk.

Galliford Try wins £150m hospital job

Galliford Try will lead the £150m redevelopment of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital after bagging the “preferred supply chain partner role”.

HS2's Beth West: We've been talking to Chinese for over a year

A senior High Speed 2 director has rejected claims that chancellor George Osborne moved the goalposts by apparently inviting Chinese bids for civils contracts, saying the company had been engaging with firms from China for the past 12 months.

Battersea Power Station win sees Bouygues top September table

Bouygues topped September’s contractor league table after being named preferred bidder on phase three of Battersea Power Station’s redevelopment.

Chancellor urged to provide clarity on infrastructure commission

The client behind an £8bn energy scheme has raised concerns over the possible “short-term impact” of the new National Infrastructure Commission on projects.

Contractor chosen for £70m mixed-use scheme

Eric Wright Construction has been appointed to a £70m mixed-use leisure and residential scheme in Altrincham.

Reaction: Tories abandon affordable rent in planning shake-up

Prime minister David Cameron has announced radical changes to the planning system today as part of a bid to boost homeownership.

In pictures: Heathrow releases new images of third runway

Heathrow Airport Ltd has released images showing what its third runway could look like if the government gives it the go-ahead.

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Construction News front cover 9 October 2015

Construction News digital edition – 9 October 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has established a new national infrastructure commission to be headed up by former Labour transport secretary Lord Adonis but industry experts have cautioned against the ‘short-term impact’ of the new commission, calling for clarity on the way its proposals will work in practice; Buoyed on by its HS2 JV bid, Spanish contractor Acciona has set its sights on expansion in the UK, with bids for work on other infrastructure schemes in the offing; Construction News ...