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Henderson 40 Leadenhall Street Gotham City 2

Exclusive: Two left in the race for £400m ‘Gotham City’

Two contractors have been shortlisted for TH Real Estate’s £400m office scheme at 40 Leadenhall Street, Construction News can reveal.

Kingspan Energy General Counsel Alex Cooke

MEES: Good buildings have to mean good business

By Alex Cooke

The consultation period for the government’s Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards is over, and draft regulations were laid before Parliament in February. 

Heathrow third runway and Gatwick second runway CGIs

Airport capacity: What next?

By Jack Simpson

The Airports Commission was supposed to provide a definitive answer on runway expansion, yet the fallout from its report has been far from clear. Construction News examines where each of the three plans now stands.

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Queen's decorator to enter administration

Specialist building contractor Fairhurst Ward Abbotts is set to enter administration, putting more than 250 jobs at risk.

Construction confidence hits 11-year high

Construction output recorded its fastest increase for four months in the wake of May’s general election.

Construction accounts for a quarter of workplace deaths, says HSE

Construction accounted for a quarter of all deaths at work in the year to March 2015, the Health and Safety Executive has said.

Kier dumps fleet business

Kier Group has sold its fleet hire business Kier FPS to private equity fund Endless LLP for £17.9m.

Election hangover hits June project starts

Project starts were down 24 per cent year on year in June in the aftermath of May’s general election.

Chinese developer sets sights on UK expansion

The major Chinese developer behind a £1.7bn scheme in east London is planning further investment across the UK and wants to introduce Asian firms into the UK construction market.

'Cashflow' issues put Tyneside firm into administration

Tyneside firm Turney Wylde Construction has entered administration with the loss of 82 jobs.

Willmott Dixon launches Sunesis as standalone company

Willmott Dixon and procurement body Scape will make their Sunesis pre-designed school building technology available to private sector clients after launching it as a standalone company.

Davies backs Heathrow expansion

The government-established Airports Commission has recommended Heathrow as the location of London’s new runway.

Speedy profit warning prompts CEO exit

Mark Rogerson has stepped down as chief executive of Speedy Hire after the firm announced its trading performance for 2016 would be below expectations.

Contractors to be transferred from 'paused' Network Rail schemes

Contractors awarded work on stalled Network Rail projects will see their resources transferred to other schemes, the organisation has said.

Costain ends Spanish joint venture

Costain is to end its loss-making Spanish land development joint venture with Santander in land development, golf and leisure in Spain.

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Construction News front cover 3 July 2015

Construction News digital edition – 3 July 2015

A few decades ago, the power of trade unions could bring construction sites to a standstill. Now, just 14% of workers are union members.This week’s analysis looks at what this means for the future workforce; Sainsbury’s will move quickly to replace Longcross on the 80,000 sq ft store extension the firm had won just days before it collapsed; Find out how are Mace adding 11 storeys on top of a 30-floor building on the south bank of the Thames; the Chinese developer behind a £1.7bn scheme ...