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Top stories in the North West

Concrete contractor becomes latest firm to file for administration

Concrete contractor becomes latest firm to file for administration

One of the country’s biggest concrete contractors has filed for administration.

McLaren Cotton Building office Spinningfields Manchester

McLaren to build new Manchester office block in £30m deal

McLaren has bagged a £28m contract with developers Allied London to construct a new 10-storey office block in Manchester’s business district.

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Project approvals up 36% in Q1 2015

Planning approvals in the first three months of the year grew by more than a third compared with the same period in 2014, with non-residential projects leading the way.

GB Building Solutions site corner of Atlas Road and Old Oak Road Acton London 8

GB Building collapse forces prefab firm to call in administrators

KPMG has been appointed as administrator to SCC Limited, after the collapse of GB Building Solutions left a “significant hole” in the firm’s cashflow.

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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.

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North-west pipeline closes the gap on the South-east

The North-west’s construction pipeline is closing the gap on the South-east, with £30bn of projects expected to be delivered by 2018.

Government unveils Northern transport strategy

Plans to “revolutionise” travel in the North of England have been unveiled by the government today, including a multi-billion-pound TransNorth rail network.

Local transport projects get pre-election boost

George Osborne has unveiled a range of regional transport projects in today’s Budget, including a new transport strategy for the North of England.

Greater Manchester receives £2.75bn business rates boost

Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that Greater Manchester will be able to keep 100 per cent of additional growth in local business rates – potentially generating £2.75bn.


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