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Kier keeps place as £1.5bn Scape minor works contractor

Kier has been re-appointed as the sole provider for Scape Group’s £1.5bn National Minor Works framework.

Susan Haggard partner Gordon Dadds

Energy efficiency ratings - one man’s financial pain is another’s gain  

By Susan Haggard

Awareness of the new energy performance regulations amongst residential landlords is startlingly low.

I\'m discouraged by lack of openly LGB employees

Exclusive: Gay workers shun construction industry


A new survey shows that less than half of all construction workers believe their colleagues would be comfortable working alongside openly gay peers, prompting calls for the industry to undergo a “cultural shift” in its attitude to LGB employees.

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Private equity firm eyes Royal Imtech UK and Ireland divisions

A UK-based private equity firm is in talks with Royal Imtech to acquire its Irish business and has expressed an interest in Imtech UK.

Watch: Denise Pate discusses intricacies at Pirbright Institute redevelopment Video

Denise Pate discusses how the design of the CL2 building had to hold its own against some of the other buildings in the vicinity

Lendlease targets increase in contracts outside London

Lendlease will target more contracts outside London in the coming year as the regional market comes back into play, according to its construction MD Neil Martin.

Longcross directors ‘suitable’ buyers for subsidaries, administrators say

The directors of Longcross Group would be the most “suitable” people to acquire M&E subsidiary companies LXS and LXN following the company’s demise, its administrators have said.

The great wail of China

Yesterday afternoon, the clouds apparently set to glower all week in the UK loomed with particular menace in the City of London.

Galliford Try begins £90m hospital redevelopment

Galliford Try’s housebuilding arm Linden Homes has started work on a £90m project to redevelop a derelict hospital site in Northumberland.

Sellafield faces wave of industrial action

Sellafield set for more industrial action after workers from nine subcontractors announced four walkouts.

Contractors accused of 'exploitative' practices at EfW plant

Three construction unions have accused contractors on an energy-from-waste plant in Teesside of using “exploitative” employment practices and undercutting wages.

Scape Group gets green light for £23m leisure centre

Scape Group has been granted planning permission to build a new £23m leisure centre in Hampshire.

Bam Construction to build £22m leisure centre

Bam Construction has won a contract to build a £22m leisure centre in West Scotland.

Housebuilder shares 'running out of steam', warns analyst

Housebuilders are showing rapid rates of growth but concerns have been raised about how much upside housebuilder shares have in them.

Construction of £4.2bn super sewer moves ahead as contracts inked

Three major contracts have been signed that pave the way for construction of £4.2bn super sewer

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Construction News digital edition – 21 August 2015

A survey run by Construction News in partnership with sister titles AJ and NCE has found that less than half of all construction workers believe their colleagues would be comfortable working alongside openly gay peers; Stanhope founder Peter Rogers is back with Sir Stuart Lipton at Lipton Rogers, where the duo are reviving the old Pinnacle and changing the London map. The industry veteran discusses their plans; could the UK’s top-15 contractors shrink by more ...