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Garden Bridge

Bouygues lands £175m Thames Garden Bridge

A joint venture led by French contractor Bouygues has been awarded the contract to build the £175m Garden Bridge across the Thames in London, Construction News understands.

Denise Chevin

Help #loveLIVES to keep the momentum going

By Denise Chevin

Last week, Construction News joined forces with the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and KPMG to raise £400,000 in 50 days to prevent the collapse of social enterprise Building Lives - and in doing so keep 200 young people in training in the industry

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Election 2015: The industry insiders


With less than a fortnight to go until polling stations across the UK open their doors, Construction News talks to six candidates with industry backgrounds about what they see as the sector’s critical issues.

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Construction needs to move away from 'macho, dirty' image

One of the government’s leading construction advisers has called on the industry to make itself “more attractive to young people”.

Galliford Try confirms £560m Scottish Water framework

Scottish Water has appointed a Galliford Try, MWH Treatment and Black & Veatch joint venture as preferred bidder on a £560m design-and-build framework.

Newham Council gives Silvertown the green light

Newham Council has given the green light for Silvertown, a major mixed-use development in east London.

Government BIM targets expected to be missed

More than a third of construction firms believe the industry will miss the target to have collaborative 3D BIM on all government projects by 2016.

Tesco’s scrapped stores cost supermarket £925m

The UK’s biggest retailer has reported a pre-tax loss of £6.38bn in 2014/15, including a £4.7bn writedown of its property portfolio.

Kier confirms £170m Ram Brewery win

Greenland Group has chosen Kier to build the first phase of its Ram Brewery regeneration scheme in south London, worth £170m.

Bam Nuttall faces fresh battle over Cambridgeshire Guided Busway

Bam Nuttall is facing a fresh legal battle with Cambridgeshire County Council over alleged defects to its guided busway, which could total around £50m.

Capco to ‘enhance’ Earls Court masterplan

Developer Capital and Counties is poised to expand its masterplan for the £1.2bn redevelopment of Earls Court through potential bolt-on acquisitions.

Mace bags luxury resi job in west London

Mace has bagged a contract to build a 15-storey luxury residential development in West London for investment group Ronson Capital Partners.

Quintain appoints new MD to complete Wembley Park

Quintain has appointed a new managing director to complete its £2.1bn transformation of Wembley Park.

Clients claim poor contractor performance undermines projects

Construction clients have identified contractors as the biggest cause of project underperformance.

Interserve wins £19m University of Edinburgh renovation

Interserve has won a £19.1m contract to restore a listed building at the University of Edinburgh.

Digital edition

Construction News front cover 24 April 2015

Construction News digital edition – 24 April 2015

With two weeks until the general election, six candidates tell Construction News what they see as the critical issues affecting the sector; the #loveLIVES campaign to save Building Lives is gathering momentum, with major contractors pledging tens of thousands of pounds; Firms are pessimistic about hitting the government’s BIM target for 2016; what impact would a divided parliament have on the National Infrastructure Pipeline?