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German crane giant buys PC Harrington subsidary

German crane giant Wolffkran has confirmed its acquisition of UK tower crane rental company HTC Plant from PC Harrington Group.

Wincanton managing director manufacturing Chris Kingshott

Cutting NOx through collaboration makes financial sense

The heat is on for the country to improve its air quality and, as with all sectors, construction will have a big part to play.

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Risky world: Your guide to global disputes

Recovery brings new opportunities not just here but around the world. But what are the legal risks and conventions facing your company across different continents? The global projects and construction group at international law firm Clyde & Co explain what disputes will translate to in these varied markets.

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Wates strikes deal to buy Shepherd's Engineering Services and FM arms

Wates has reached an agreement to buy Shepherd Group’s FM and Engineering Services arms.

Exclusive: PC Harrington sister company takes on jobs

Works being carried out by failed firm PC Harrington Contractors on two major projects in London have been transferred to its sister company, Construction News can reveal.

Boris Johnson accused of leaving London 'mayorless'

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has been accused of “clearing his desk a year early” after stepping down as chair on two major regeneration projects in the capital.

Shepherd to cut 55 jobs as construction review ends

Shepherd Group has made 55 members of staff redundant after completing a review of its construction business.

GPE plans six schemes as profit rises Video

Great Portland Estates will press ahead with six major development schemes in London after posting a 17 per cent profit rise.

Healthcare sector on the up as eight-year slump ends

The healthcare construction market will enjoy a reversal of fortunes in 2015 as years of spending declines come to an end, according to new analysis.

Construction firms in line for NHS partnership contract

Two construction firms are part of consortia shortlisted for a £120m NHS project to help a struggling hospital improve the efficiency of its estate.

Land Sec increases dividend after asset-driven profit hike

Land Securities has increased its dividend by 3.7 per cent after delivering a strong set of results for 2014/15.

Boles retains construction brief

Nick Boles has retained his role as construction minister as prime minister David Cameron puts the finishing touches to his new government.

‘Building Lives was my lifeline; it helped me change career to do what I loved’

Gabriel Ededey tells Construction News that Building Lives was so important to changing his life, he is now working for the social enterprise as an apprenticeship officer.

ONS stats row rumbles on after latest output figures

The latest Office for National Statistics output figures have reopened a row over data quality, after they suggested the industry dipped into a recession during Q1.

Royal Bam hit by Q1 loss as problem contracts bite

Legacy problem contracts in its operational business and high overheads in the Netherlands have contributed to Royal Bam’s €21.1m (£15.2m) pre-tax loss for the first quarter of 2015.

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Construction News front cover 22 May 2015

Construction News digital edition – 22 May 2015

ONS data suggests that construction has slipped into a technical recession – despite industry surveys and confidence showing the opposite. What’s the real story behind the words and numbers?; Just two firms remain in the running for the £800m Battersea Power Station development phase three; government plans to increase NHS spending means output in healthcare is forecast to increase to £3.1bn; PC Harrington Contractors - latest.