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Commercial activity surges in North-west and Scotland

The North-west and Scotland both saw commercial activity rise by over 15 per cent in the 12 months to Q2 2015, driven by the industrial and logistics sectors.

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Over 1,500 new primary schools needed by 2024, councils warned

Councils will have to build 1,600 new primary schools in the next nine years to cope with the UK’s growing population, according to new research from Scape Group.

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Willmott Dixon wins Scape school contracts

Willmott Dixon has bagged a £21m contract to build three schools in Milton Keynes as part of Scape Group’s £1.25bn national major works framework.

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Interserve claims £16m university job

Interserve has bagged its first construction contract with the University of York on its £16m Heslington West campus development.

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Balfour Beatty set for £350m university project

Balfour Beatty is set to become construction partner on the University of Manchester’s new £350m flagship engineering campus.

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Midas CEO slams EFA procurement policy

Midas Group chief executive Alan Hope has accused the Education Funding Agency’s regional frameworks of “squeezing out the little guys” and restricting work for SMEs.

University of Glasgow plans £750m estate overhaul

The University of Glasgow has fired the starting gun on its planned £750m campus transformation.

Willmott Dixon bags £20m uni job as part of Scape framework

Willmott Dixon has bagged a £20m job to deliver the central hub at the University of Warwick as part of Scape Group’s National Major Works framework.

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.

Carillion reaches close on £192m Midlands schools

Carillion has reached financial close on a Midlands PF2 batch of schools worth £192m.

Morgan Sindall takes over GB Building Solutions' Huddersfield Uni deal

Morgan Sindall has been handed a contract to build a new £27.5m building for the University of Huddersfield.

Galliford Try to invest £1.7m as part of £56m Shetland school win

Galliford Try has reached an agreement to build a new £56m high school in Shetland.

UK's biggest clients and companies to address CN Summit 2015

The UK’s biggest clients will present their pipelines and methods of collaboration, with 50 government, private sector and supply chain speakers already confirmed for the Construction News Summit 2015.

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