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Reshuffle day two: No change for housing as 'Northern powerhouse' gets own minister

Prime minister David Cameron is continuing to set out his ministerial team following the Conservative Party’s victory in last week’s general election.

LDA Design wins Olympic Park UCL campus design

LDA Design wins Olympic Park UCL campus design

LDA Design has been appointed to develop a masterplan for a new 125,000 sq m campus for University College London at the Olympic Park.

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Galliford Try closes £55m of schools deals

Galliford Try has reached financial close on the £38m Hull and East Riding batch of priority schools, while adding £17m of schools deals in Scotland.

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Construction activity sees sharpest fall since Q1 2013

Project starts in the three months to April have fallen at the steepest rate since Q1 2013, driven by a dip in office, retail and industrial activity.

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EFA £5bn framework must be scrapped, Francis Maude tells NFB

Breaking: Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said that the Education Funding Agency’s £5bn Regional Framework should be cancelled and re-procured, according to the National Federation of Builders.

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Wates wins refurb scheme part-funded by Israeli billionaire

Wates has been chosen to rebuild the Old Marylebone Town Hall in a development part-funded by Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer.

Interserve wins £19m University of Edinburgh renovation

Interserve has won a £19.1m contract to restore a listed building at the University of Edinburgh.

ISG lands £50m Bristol university development

ISG has been awarded the £50m deal to deliver a new building for the faculty of business and law at the University of the West of England in Bristol.

Balfour Beatty in £80m university win

An £80m deal to build the National Automotive Innovation Centre in Coventry for the University of Warwick has gone to Balfour Beatty.

Schools minister admits ‘no figure’ for school maintenance backlog costs

Schools minister David Laws has admitted to the Commons’ Education Committee that the government does not know the maintenance needs or rebuild costs of the English school estate.

Five chosen for £3bn public sector framework

Five contractors have been chosen for a new framework that will deliver up to £3bn of public sector investment.

Morgan Sindall signs £110m PF2 schools deal

Morgan Sindall has reached financial close on the £110m North-west private finance batch of the Priority School Building Programme.

Calls for EFA’s £5bn regional schools framework to be scrapped

The Education Funding Agency’s £5bn Regional Framework for school building should be scrapped and re-procured, a new report has urged.

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