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Sir Peter Hendy chairman Network Rail

Network Rail CP5 to cost £41bn after £2.5bn cost hike

Network Rail has been forced to find an additional £2.5bn of funding to pay for the Control Period 5 enhancement programme after a report from its chairman found the original costing to have been “unrealistic and undeliverable”.

Terri Wills CEO World Green Building Council

Towering ambition on green buildings

By Terri Wills

The iconic Eiffel Tower stands tall above the city of Paris, the scene for next month’s UN negotiations where world leaders from more than 190 nations will meet to thrash out a new global deal on climate change.

Sir Howard Bernstein chief executive Manchester City Council 07302

Northern Powerhouse: Sir Howard Bernstein opens up


The Manchester City Council chief has wrested power from Whitehall. So where does his focus lie as the devolution agenda gathers pace?

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Steel industry given energy costs exemption

The government has exempted steel manufacturers from costly emissions charges as it moves to protect the ailing industry in the UK.

Government pledges £61bn in capital transport spend

The government is set to spend £61bn on capital transport projects and programmes over the next five years, the chancellor has revealed.

Government commits £23bn for schools building programme

The government will spend £23bn on creating 600,000 new school places over the course of this parliament, according to George Osborne.

In full: Chancellor's multi-billion housebuilding pledge

The chancellor has unveiled measures and incentives aimed at increasing UK housebuilding

Input costs to rise by 4% per year to 2020

Construction input costs will rise by 3-4 per cent annually over the next five years, according to forecasts from the Building Cost Information Service.

Speech in full: Chancellor's Autumn Statement and Spending Review

The full transcript of the chancellor’s speech – jump to the announcements that matter to your business.

Bam starts on £12m Unilever manufacturing hub

Bam Construct has started work in Merseyside on an advanced manufacturing facility for Unilever.

Former Laing O'Rourke Europe boss heads Fusion HS2 team

Former Laing O’Rourke boss Roger Robinson has been chosen to lead the Morgan Sindall / Bam Nuttall / Ferrovial High Speed 2 joint venture.

Galliford Try and Anthology part ways on resi framework

Private equity-backed developer Anthology has not included Galliford Try on its framework after failing to agree contractual terms with the firm.

Severfield cautions on stalled contracts

Steelworks giant Severfield has sounded a note of caution over how quickly future contracts will come to fruition, as it reported a return to revenue growth for the first six months of the year.

BREEAM and CEEQUAL standards to merge

Two of the world’s leading sustainability standards are to merge, with BREEAM and CEEQUAL set to form one new programme.

L&G targets council estate regen with £1.5bn fund

Legal & General is looking to invest heavily in council housing estates as part of its pledge to plough £1.5bn into regeneration and attract billions more from overseas.

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Construction News front cover 27 November 2015

Construction News digital edition – 27 November 2015

Manchester City Council chief Sir Howard Bernstein sits down with Construction News to talk about his Mancunian heritage, a booming present, and a future populated by quality buildings and more power to the northern regions as the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ concept continues to drive on, with Manchester firmly in the front seat; Mace has been selected as the construction partner for the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium job, beating two other major players to the deal; with the Construction ...