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Kier Greenwich Peninsula residential tower

Kier lands £50m Greenwich Peninsula residential tower

Kier has been appointed to design and build a £50m residential tower at the Greenwich Peninsula regeneration site in London.

Jay Das partner Wedlake Bell

'Click and Collect' - The changing face of retail

By Jay Das

The speed of change of the digital world and the ease with which consumers can now access services at the touch of a button has taken the retail sector unawares.

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Starter for £9bn: University pipeline promises huge potential


With the Russell Group boasting opportunities worth £9bn, how can contractors ensure they win a share?

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Unite Group to expand regional student housing pipeline

Unite Group has reported a 16.6 per cent increase in profits in the first half of 2014 and a growing pipeline in London and across the UK.

Exclusive: Contractors shortlisted for £1bn Cambridge Uni development

The University of Cambridge has shortlisted 18 contractors for the first phase of its £1bn North West Cambridge Development.

Carillion Network Rail’s top contractor Video

Carillon was Network Rail’s most used contractor over the 2013/14 financial year, securing work worth £281m over the period.

Anglian Water adds four to its £9bn supply chain

Anglian Water has confirmed new partners for its new long-term deals worth up to £9bn over 15 years.

Hub boosts senior team with new development manager

Residential developer Hub has boosted its senior team with the appointment of a new development manager.

Investors eye London's new housing zones

Legal & General Property has become the first institutional investor to reveal it will be investing in the Greater London Authority’s proposed new multi-billion-pound housing zones.

Councils warn of £1bn school places ‘black hole’

Councils have cut back on school maintenance and abandoned other building projects to pay for new school places, new research by the Local Government Association has found.

Balfour Beatty revalues PPP portfolio up to £1.05bn

Balfour Beatty bosses have increased the group’s PPP portfolio value to £1.05bn, up 46 per cent from £766m in December 2013.

Bluewater sale boosts Lend Lease but European construction losses grow

Lend Lease has reported a 368 per cent increase in European profits thanks to the Bluewater Shopping Centre sale, despite growing losses in its European construction business.

Bam scoops £50m King's Cross office

Bam has scooped a contract to build the latest office development at Argent’s King’s Cross, understood to be worth more than £50m.

Kier Living names new MD for eastern division

Kier Living has named a new managing director to head its division in the East of England.

Buyers circle Globe Management Services after it enters administration

Globe Management Services has received “a number of expressions of interest” in the business after it went under last week, its administrator has revealed.

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Construction News fron cover 29 August 2014

Construction News digital edition – 29 August 2014

In this week’s issue: a major investor has become the first to reveal it will be investing in Great London Authority’s proposed new housing zones; a £9bn pipeline of university works show that these institutions are now rivalling commercial developers as some of the largest spenders; and after the collapse of a proposed merger with Carillion, Balfour Beatty now has to prove its value to shareholders, analysts say.