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Goldman Sachs HQ planning 2013-19

Goldman Sachs on the hunt for contractors for London HQ

US investment bank Goldman Sachs has gone out to the market for the construction of its proposed European headquarters quarters in London, despite opposition to the scheme, Construction News can reveal.

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool Laing O Rourke

Laing O’Rourke lands proposed £118m Liverpool cancer hospital


The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with Laing O’Rourke for a new cancer hospital on the Royal Liverpool University Hospital site.

Top 50 contractors Dec 13-Dec 14

Christmas contracts nosedive as Bouygues claims league top spot Video

Combined wins across the top 50 contractors fell off a cliff in December as the usual lull over the festive period hit particularly hard.

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Aedas adds specialist arts firm to portfolio

Global architecture firm Aedas has acquired specialist arts firm RHWL Architects, creating two new business units in the process.

Local Labour councillors oppose Balfour Beatty Urbaser's EfW plant

Labour councillors in Gloucestershire have called for an extraordinary council meeting to scrap plans for the building of an energy-from-waste (EfW) plant that has recently been approved by the communities secretary.

City positive despite latest Balfour £70m profit warning

Balfour Beatty’s latest profit warning has reduced the chances of a takeover of part or all of the company, according to market experts.

Ex-Balfour Beatty MD joins Keepmoat

Former Balfour Beatty managing director Mark Cutler has joined Keepmoat to head up its regional division.

Exclusive: Bouygues continues market expansion after double contract win

Bouygues UK has bagged contracts to build two luxury hotels in east London totalling £47m, marking its expansion “beyond [its] traditional public sector” market.

Wandsworth approves Nine Elms council homes

Planning permission has been granted for 20 new council homes as part of a new development in Nine Elms.

Pollard given reduced role as Balfour Beatty shuffles management

Balfour Beatty’s UK construction head Nick Pollard will take on a reduced role at the contractor as part of a top-level management shake-up.

Balfour Beatty 'too large' says CEO following latest profit warning

Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn has described the firm’s rate of growth in recent years as “eye-watering” and raised the prospect of a sale of some of the group’s businesses.

Balfour Beatty contracts probe reveals fresh £70m profit hole

Balfour Beatty has been hit by a fresh £70m profit warning and has cancelled its proposed £200m share buyback following KPMG’s review of its contracts.

Tunnelling skills set for £1.1m government funding boost

Skills minister Nick Boles has announced the government will invest £1.1m in tunnelling and underground construction to help the sector grow.

Quintain selects 10-contractor panel for £2.1bn Wembley work

Quintain Estates has selected a panel of 10 contractors to deliver the remaining work on its £2.1bn transformation of Wembley Park, Construction News can reveal.

RICS crowns infrastructure photography competition winner

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has announced the winner and shortlist of its infrastructure photography competition.


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Construction News front cover 23 January 2015

Construction News digital edition – 23 January 2015

Quintain has selected a panel of 10 contractors to deliver the remaining work of its £2bn transformation of Wembley Park; Balfour Beatty is funder, contractor and subcontractor on a £67.5m student accommodation project in Scotland; What does it take to build a garden 176 metres above the streets of London; Osborne CEO David Fison warns politicians that restricting immigration could hinder attempts to deal with skills shortage.