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Balfour must 'prove value to shareholders' following Carillion merger collapse

Balfour Beatty is under pressure to prove its value to shareholders following the collapse of its merger with Carillion, analysts have told Construction News.

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Grayling's Bill will struggle to slay our compensation culture

We have all witnessed the slow demise of personal responsibility and its replacement with the compensation culture.

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Rail holds the key to 11,000 homes at Barking Riverside


It’s 20 years since Bellway Homes acquired a stake in 179 ha of land in the Thames Estuary and seven since outline consent was granted for 10,800 homes. As London faces a housing crisis, why have only 350 new homes been completed at Barking Riverside?

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Housing schemes shortlisted in £1bn building programme

Three dozen large-scale housing projects have been shortlisted for a share of an £850m fund to encourage the construction of new homes.

EEF demands permanent authority to support infrastructure

Britain’s manufacturers’ association (the EEF) has called for the government to create a permanent infrastructure authority to address the UK’s long term infrastructure requirements and encourage investment in the sector.

London gets £2m skills boost for jobless construction workers

The CITB and London Enterprise Panel have committed £2m to address the skills shortage in London by helping 500 unemployed construction workers into jobs.

Atkins to sell Polish business for £2.8m

Atkins has announced it will sell its Polish business to Norwegian firm Multiconsult AS for £2.8m.

Lovell gets green light for £40m Cumbria homes

Developer Lovell has been given the green light to begin work on a new £40m 217-home development in Cockermouth, West Cumbria.

Linden Homes appoints new managing director for Midlands region

Linden Homes has appointed Mike Coker as its new managing director for the Midlands region.

Midas Group turnover up by 12%

Midas Group has announced a 12 per cent rise in turnover and an increase of 73 per cent in pre-tax profits over the past year.

Balfour Beatty attempts to win shareholder backing with fresh Carillion rejection

Balfour Beatty has questioned the ability of Carillion’s management team to oversee a combined firm with revenue of around £14bn.

Stewart Milne Group secures £80m Treasury guarantee for 3,000 homes Video

Stewart Milne Group has secured an £80m loan through a UK Treasury guarantee to build 3,000 homes in Aberdeen.

Nick Boles takes construction brief

Construction News has learned that skills minister Nick Boles has now been allocated responsibility for construction, rather than business minister Matt Hancock.

Vinci gets green light for Ealing Broadway Crossrail station

Ealing council has given the green light for a series of improvements to Ealing Broadway station, despite strong opposition to the plans.

Balfour Beatty awarded £28m deal for Scottish school

The City of Edinburgh Council has appointed Balfour Beatty to build its new Portobello High School.

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Construction News front cover 15 August 2014

Construction News digital edition – 15 August 2014

In this week’s issue: Construction News gets a front-row seat as Didcot Power Station’s cooling towers are demolished; fears of job losses as Construction News discovers Balfour Beatty will close three offices in London and the South-west; in an interview, Interserve CEO Adrian Ringrose reveals the firm is ‘amicable’ with DIO after legal action.