Only one of the UK’s biggest contractors by turnover has been named in the National Apprenticeship Service’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2014 list.
Spanish construction giant FCC has approved a capital increase of €1bn (£799mn) as it tries to strengthen capital, reduce debt and improve group results.
With the construction sector slowly starting to show signs of growth, any optimism continues to be clouded by an issue that we’re still a long way from shaking off - the skills shortage.
LJJ Building Services Contractors is overseeing the high-end M&E for Shepherd Construction on the £50m Spring Mews accommodation scheme in Vauxhall.
Incredibly complex systems are underpinning a rebuild that will boost capacity and frequency at London’s oldest and fourth-busiest station.
A year into the job, Interserve Engineering Services MD Mike Knowles reflects on reshaping the company and how he wants it to look in another year’s time.
The planning world is not used to celebrities arguing over the effects of the General Permitted Development Order, but that is just what is happening in Camden in respect of a proposed change of use of offices to flats at a development known as Utopia Village in Primrose Hill.
Contractors and suppliers say the future is looking up. But the supply chain is reporting confidence around future workloads as tender opportunities become more plentiful. What impact is this having?
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Chief construction adviser Peter Hansford outlines the thinking behind Construction 2025 and why the report focused on the areas it did.
An Australian collaboration model is driving innovation and cutting costs on the £250m Staffordshire Alliance project that will remove the last congestion blackspot on Network Rail’s busiest line.
Engineers took advantage of the extra hour as the clocks went back last week to install a new signal gantry at London Bridge, in the shadow of the Shard.
The effectiveness of dredging the Rivers Tone and Parrett in flood-hit Somerset may have been open to debate, but the skill of those involved in the work is not.
Crossrail’s train tunnels in Docklands and South-east London are now structurally complete, following the breakthrough by tunnel boring machine Ellie at Victoria Dock Portal in East London.
ISG has been appointed to deliver a £24m restoration of the Temperate House at Kew Gardens and two new leisure centres for Walsall Council also worth £24m.
New research has been published this week aimed at challenging the idea that building sustainably has to be expensive.
Ed Miliband has launched a fresh attack on homebuilders who sit on land, pledging to “break up the power of the big developers” and “make them do their bit”.
The University of Cambridge has appointed Bam Construction to deliver £80m of work at its £1bn North West Cambridge Development.
A Saudi Arabian utility company is rumoured to be in talks with EDF Energy over buying the final minority stake in UK nuclear power station Hinkley Point C.
High Speed 2 will need an average of nearly 5,000 construction workers per month during phase one and two of construction, according to data shared with Construction News.
Amey and Carillion have been appointed to FM deals by the Ministry of Justice, worth up to £200m over five years.
Interserve has appointed Chris Tyerman from Costain as managing director of its infrastructure business, Construction News can reveal.
Boris Johnson is expected to come under fire from London Assembly opposition this week, after an investigation was launched into the selection process of Chinese developer ABP to London’s £1bn Royal Albert Docks development.
Plans have been approved for a £100m mixed-use regeneration scheme in the Forest of Dean.
Exclusive: Former Shepherd Construction managing director Mark Tant has joined Wates Construction to lead up its work in the private residential sector.
Lakehouse will continue to eye potential acquisitions in the energy services sector to meet growing client demand, its new chief executive has told Construction News.
A report on two steel bolts that broke on British Land’s iconic Cheesegrater building this month is likely to be published in the New Year, according to the developer’s chief executive.
Bardsley Construction has been appointed to build a new extra care and dementia unit on the site of the former Bingley Hospital in Bradford.
Mitie Group has posted a loss of £1.3m for the six months to 30th September 2014, after incurring exceptional charges of £58.3m.