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Parliament restoration procurement kicks off with advisory role

The first contracts for the restoration of the Palace of Westminster, a job that could cost up to £7bn, will be awarded next summer.

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Defending the Build to Rent fund

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No one doubts Britain is in the middle of a housing crisis.

I\'m discouraged by lack of openly LGB employees

Exclusive: Gay workers shun construction industry


A new survey shows that less than half of all construction workers believe their colleagues would be comfortable working alongside openly gay peers, prompting calls for the industry to undergo a “cultural shift” in its attitude to LGB employees.

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Sellafield faces wave of industrial action

Sellafield set for more industrial action after workers from nine subcontractors announced four walkouts.

Contractors accused of 'exploitative' practices at EfW plant

Three construction unions have accused contractors on an energy-from-waste plant in Teesside of using “exploitative” employment practices and undercutting wages.

Scape Group gets green light for £23m leisure centre

Scape Group has been granted planning permission to build a new £23m leisure centre in Hampshire.

Bam Construction to build £22m leisure centre

Bam Construction has won a contract to build a £22m leisure centre in West Scotland.

Housebuilder shares 'running out of steam', warns analyst

Housebuilders are showing rapid rates of growth but concerns have been raised about how much upside housebuilder shares have in them.

Construction of £4.2bn super sewer moves ahead as contracts inked

Three major contracts have been signed that pave the way for construction of £4.2bn super sewer

Lendlease grows revenue in Europe despite 'challenging' conditions

Lendlease’s construction business increased revenue to £667m in the year to 30 June 2015

Construction forecast to grow by 22% in next four years

Construction output is forecast to record growth of 4.9 per cent for 2015, with the boost to be driven by a 10 per cent rise in commercial construction.

CITB future in doubt after government levy announcement

The future of the CITB could be in doubt after the government unveiled plans for a new economy-wide apprenticeship levy.

Longcross owed more than £30m, administrators reveal

Longcross Construction went into administration owing more than £30m to creditors, an administrators’ report has revealed.

In pictures: Birmingham gives green light to ‘tallest’ tower

Birmingham City Council has given the green light to a new mixed-use building set to become one of the city’s tallest towers.

Government pledges 30,000 rail and road apprenticeships

The Government will create more than 30,000 apprenticeship places across road and rail industries by 2020, it has pledged.

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Construction News digital edition – 21 August 2015

A survey run by Construction News in partnership with sister titles AJ and NCE has found that less than half of all construction workers believe their colleagues would be comfortable working alongside openly gay peers; Stanhope founder Peter Rogers is back with Sir Stuart Lipton at Lipton Rogers, where the duo are reviving the old Pinnacle and changing the London map. The industry veteran discusses their plans; could the UK’s top-15 contractors shrink by more ...