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Clients claim poor contractor performance undermines projects

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

Melanie Leech CEO British Property Federation

Parties must recognise real estate as the driver of recovery

By Melanie Leech

Manifesto launches are fraught for political parties.

Top 50 contractors Mar 14-Mar 15

Vinci top in March as wins rocket and Balfour reclaims 12-month summit Video

Contract wins across the top 50 contractors shot up 67 per cent in March as Skanska’s reign atop the annual table proved short-lived.

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Balfour Beatty finance director exits for Mount Anvil

Residential developer Mount Anvil has hired Ewan Anderson from Balfour Beatty as its new group finance director.

J Murphy appoints operations director from Skanska

J Murphy has appointed Bill Thicknes as its new operations director for London & South.

More PF2 woes as Laing O'Rourke/ Interserve exit £353m hospital race

The £353m Midland Metropolitan Hospital has become the latest PF2 project to be hit by bidders withdrawing, after Laing O’Rourke/Interserve pulled out to leave Carillion as sole bidder.

#loveLIVES: ‘Without Building Lives, I’m a teenager with nothing to do’

Drylining trainee Kayrakan Osman tells Construction News Building Lives gave him an opportunity when he had no other route into construction.

Green light for ABP’s Royal Albert Docks

The Greater London Authority has given the green light to ABP and Stanhope’s £1.7bn Royal Albert Docks development.

End 'slaughter' of cyclists by construction lorries, says campaigner

New London Architecture chairman and cycling safety campaigner Peter Murray is demanding action from the construction industry after it emerged that four of the five cyclists killed this year on the capital’s roads were involved in accidents with heavy goods vehicles from the sector.

London businesses back Heathrow over Gatwick

Exclusive: London’s top businesses have overwhelmingly backed the expansion of Heathrow airport over another runway at Gatwick.

Lib Dems oppose Heathrow and Gatwick expansion

A Liberal Democrat government would not expand Heathrow or Gatwick airports if the party were to win the next general election.

Exclusive: Two in the race for resi skyscraper on Isle of Dogs

Two contractors are vying for the chance to build one of London’s tallest residential towers, Construction News can reveal.

Billington lands construction role on Next supershed

Bowmer & Kirkland has awarded Billington Structures a construction contract on its 92,000 sq m Doncaster shed being built for Next.

#loveLIVES: ‘If there’s no funding and nothing for us, I’ll probably end up back in prison’

Pre-apprenticeship trainee Tom Timlin tells Construction News how Building Lives is helping him turn his life around.

Vinci top in March as Skanska loses annual crown

Vinci topped the contractor league table for March as Skanska’s reign atop the annual table proved short-lived.

Digital edition

Construction News front cover 17 April 2015

Construction News digital edition – 17 April 2015

Construction News launches a campaign with the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and KPMG to save Building Lives. The apprenticeships charity needs £400k to be raised in just 50 days or faces closure, with the loss of almost 200 apprenticeships – and 37 staff. Please join Construction News’ campaign and donate today. Find out more about Building Lives in this week’s issue or