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McAleer & Rushe lands £100m hotel pipeline

Hotel developer Dominvs Group has appointed McAleer & Rushe to build out its pipeline of hotels in the UK, worth more than £100m.

  • Rick Willmott chief executive Willmott Dixon

    CEO Q&A: Rick Willmott

    Willmott Dixon’s chief exec discusses a good year for his firm in the housing and PRS sectors, and highlights the new challenges brought about by a rising market.

  • RS Kier chief executive Haydn Mursell

    CEO Q&A: Haydn Mursell

    Kier’s CEO discusses the progress his firm made last year - and believes that the recovery will bring change to the industry in 2015.

  • Brendan Kerr Keltbray Group CEO

    CEO Q&A: Brendan Kerr

    The CEO of demolition specialist Keltbray sees increasing work coming from the regions outside London as his firm moves into 2015 after a record year.

  • CN Awards 2014 Training Initiative finalist Kier Group

    Where's the work? Construction jobs in 2014

    Growth for the industry in 2014 has also brought growth to the salaries of those working within it. Which professions have benefited most? Will the trend continue into 2015

Denise Chevin

Six things we've learned in 2014

By Denise Chevin

There have been many defining themes and moments during 2014 - an exhilarating time for some, a rollercoaster for even more.

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EU unemployment leaves door open to firms desperate to recruit


The demand for skills in construction continues to grow and the issue of UK firms hiring from abroad will be a thorny one in the run-up to the election.

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Balfour Beatty Skanska snares M25 junction upgrade contract

A Balfour Beatty and Skanska joint venture has won a £55m Highways Agency contract to upgrade junction 30 of the M25 in Essex.

Severfield wins Anfield redevelopment contract

Severfield has announced new contracts worth £43m, including its appointment to Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield stadium redevelopment.

Almost 75% of councils cancel or delay construction projects

Seventy-three per cent of local authorities have cancelled or postponed planned built environment projects in the past two years, research by Scape Group has revealed.

Costain appoints new group commercial director

Costain has appointed David Taylor as group commercial director.

Time capsule found at Queen Elizabeth Hospital redevelopment

Rydon workers have discovered a capsule dating from 1902 on the former Queen Elizabeth Hospital at Hackney road in Tower Hamlets.

Exclusive: Kier raids Galliford Try for commercial appointment

Kier has poached former Galliford Try commercial director Callum Leslie to lead its commercial work in Scotland and the North-east, Construction News has learned.

Frasers picks teams for £130m London developments

Frasers Property has confirmed its contractors for three new London residential schemes, with contracts awarded worth more than £130m.

The Berkeley Group tops housebuilder sustainability table

NextGeneration has ranked the biggest homebuilders across the country on their sustainability performance.

Highways Agency suspends tenders on £825m asset support deals

The Highways Agency has suspended the tender process for of its two asset support contracts to reassess the contract’s criteria.

NPPF loopholes leading to 'unwanted housing'

Developers are taking advantage of loopholes in the National Planning Policy Framework which is leading to unwanted housing development, according a new report by MPs.

Revised plans for former BBC HQ approved

Hammersmith and Fulham council have granted planning permission for updated plans for the redevelopment of the old BBC Television Centre.

Knauf Iaunches energy efficiency index for local authorities

Knauf Insulation has launched a pilot scheme that scores local authorities in England on their energy efficiency improvements.

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Construction Newsfront cover 19 December 2014

Construction News digital edition – 19 December 2014

Construction News looks back at the projects and topics that hit the headlines this year – major mergers and near misses, Westminster finally getting behind the industry, a bumper year for housing, the stand out schemes of 2014, and what the sector’s leading chief executives and clients had to say. Plus: how the events of this year have changed the landscape for 2015.