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New £3bn social framework to match EFA school rates

A new £3bn social infrastructure framework will procure school building projects at the same rates as the Education Funding Agency, Construction News has learned.

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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.

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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.

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Morgan Sindall wins £41m London schools deal

Morgan Sindall has been awarded a £40.6m deal to expand six schools in the London Borough of Southwark.

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Carillion lands £190m Midlands private finance PSBP schools

The Education Funding Agency has appointed Carillion and Equitix for the £190m Midlands privately financed batch of Priority School Building Programme schools.

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Morrison Construction wins £17m Edinburgh research centre

Morrison Construction has been appointed as main contractor for the British Geological Survey and Heriot-Watt University’s new Lyell Centre.

Highlights of George Osborne's Autumn Statement speech

The chancellor has delivered his Autumn Statement. Here are some excerpts on issues affecting the construction industry.

Bam wins £14m Sheffield school project

Bam Construction has been appointed by Sheffield City Council to build a £14m school on the site of the former Don Valley stadium in the city.

EFA shakes up school batches to attract bidders

Exclusive: The Education Funding Agency has removed 20 “commercially unattractive” schools from Priority School Building Programme batches to ensure greater tendering interest among contractors.

Bam lands £80m North West Cambridge deal

The University of Cambridge has appointed Bam Construction to deliver £80m of work at its £1bn North West Cambridge Development.

Contractors invited to bid on £3bn social infrastructure framework

Contractors have been invited to bid on a new £3bn framework for social infrastructure in the UK by NPS.

Treasury in £330m UK Guarantee for Northampton uni project

The Treasury has confirmed it will guarantee borrowing up to £292m to help finance the University of Northampton’s Waterside relocation project.

Schools and hospitals hold key to London housing crisis, says WSP

There is room for 630,000 new homes in London by building flats above public buildings, according to research by WSP.

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