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Boles: Error to invest further in London before north

Nick Boles: Failure to back HS2 would be 'historic error'

Construction minister Nick Boles has said it would be a “historic error” to fail to back HS2 or to make “huge” investments in London’s infrastructure before improving transport links in the North.

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Subcontractor in £2.8m retentions row with Costain

Lancashire-based green waste specialist TEG has suspended trading its shares on the AIM market amid a £2.8m retentions row with Costain.

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Bam bags £23m Liverpool University job

Bam Construction has bagged a £23m contract to build Liverpool University’s new Materials Innovation Factory.

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Sir David Higgins: 'HS3 can be built simultaneously with HS2'

Sir David Higgins has insisted that High Speed 3 can be built alongside existing plans for High Speed 2.

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10% growth in Manchester projects

Construction in Manchester is continuing to recover, with projects under construction growing 10 per cent in the past year.

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HS2 requires global construction advice and new transport hub

The UK construction industry needs to “learn lessons from elsewhere in the world” where new design and construction techniques have helped build high-speed rail quicker and cheaper, according to HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins.

Regional leaders seek new devolved funding powers

Business leaders from Manchester, Birmingham and Scotland have backed increased spending powers for local authorities.

Bowmer & Kirkland picked for One New Bailey job

Bowmer & Kirkland has been appointed to build One New Bailey, a 125,000 sq ft office development in Greater Manchester.

MIPIM UK: Housing crisis tops agenda

The inaugural MIPIM UK was disrupted by protestors calling for ‘homes for people, not profit’. But after negotiating her way through the protest, Construction News property correspondent Robyn Wilson found affordable housing one of the many topics at the forefront of developers’ minds.

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