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Vinci UK hit by £217m loss

Vinci UK suffered a colossal £217m pre-tax loss for 2014 as a result of problem contracts in its building and civils divisions.

EC Harris Mark Cowlard

Where next for Network Rail?

By Mark Cowlard

News last week that two major electrification schemes have been ‘paused’ came as no great surprise to those in the industry.

Workers protest unions

Under threat: Why unions face an uncertain future


Unions were once strong enough to bring construction to a standstill; today’s picture could not be more different. What does the future hold?

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Contractors to be transferred from 'paused' Network Rail schemes

Contractors awarded work on stalled Network Rail projects will see their resources transferred to other schemes, the organisation has said.

Costain ends Spanish joint venture

Costain is to end its loss-making Spanish land development joint venture with Santander in land development, golf and leisure in Spain.

Boris slams 'catastrophic' Heathrow report

Boris Johnson has said plans to build a third runway at Heathrow are “catastrophic” and “would not happen” after an independent report backed expansion at the west London airport.

Construction News Awards 2015: Winners revealed

The winners of the Construction News Awards 2015 have been announced at a ceremony held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Galliford Try confirms 1,100 home Silvertown job

Galliford Try has signed a deal with the Greater London Authority to build 1,100 new homes at the Silvertown Way development in East London.

Industry pay roars ahead in London

Construction staff should head for London to earn the country’s highest pay, according to a new study.

Kier in line to meet 2015 construction expectations

Kier’s construction arm has said it expects to experience continued growth following a number of contract wins in the past 12 months.

Sweett posts loss as SFO probe continues to bite

Sweett Group made a pre-tax loss of £1.1m for the 2014/15 financial year after incurring losses on its Asian and Middle East businesses as well as an ongoing Serious Fraud Office investigation.

Airlines back Heathrow expansion

The airline industry has backed Heathrow on the eve of the Airports Commission’s recommendation on how to expand London’s aviation capacity.

Worker dies at Olympic Stadium after fall

The death of a 44-year-old worker at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford this weekend is being treated as non-suspicious, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Hills to lead Old Oak regeneration

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation has named Victoria Hills as its new chief executive.

Longcross won Sainsbury's job days before collapse

Longcross Construction won a supermarket extension job from Sainsbury’s less than three weeks before it entered administration.

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Digital edition

Construction News front cover 3 July 2015

Construction News digital edition – 3 July 2015

A few decades ago, the power of trade unions could bring construction sites to a standstill. Now, just 14% of workers are union members.This week’s analysis looks at what this means for the future workforce; Sainsbury’s will move quickly to replace Longcross on the 80,000 sq ft store extension the firm had won just days before it collapsed; Find out how are Mace adding 11 storeys on top of a 30-floor building on the south bank of the Thames; the Chinese developer behind a £1.7bn scheme ...