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Top stories in the North West

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Bam starts on £12m Unilever manufacturing hub

Bam Construct has started work in Merseyside on an advanced manufacturing facility for Unilever.

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Carillion and VolkerRail take on Balfour Beatty electrification contract

Carillion and VolkerRail have been chosen to take over a £75m North-west electrification contract previously awarded to Balfour Beatty, Construction News understands.

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Devolution deals agreed with six metro mayors to be elected in 2017

Council leaders in the West Midlands and Merseyside have agreed devolution deals with ministers today – taking the number of metro mayors due to be elected in 2017 to six.

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Double-digit office growth to drive project starts in 2016

A near-doubling in office starts will help to drive a 6 per cent increase in total project starts in 2016, according to new forecasts.

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Treasury-backed housing body unveils plan to accelerate delivery

The Treasury-backed body charged with accelerating housing supply has unveiled plans to revitalise SME housebuilders crippled by the recession.

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Preston-Blackpool electrification put back a year

Network Rail has set a new completion date for a crucial part of the £75m north-western electrification programme that is almost two years later than originally scheduled.

Manchester transport chief: Northern connectivity can balance economy Video

Connecting major northern cities through projects such as High Speed 3 will help rebalance the UK economy, according to Transport for Greater Manchester strategy director Dave Newton.

Project starts up by 6% as regions outperform London

Project starts in the three months to October were 6 per cent higher than the same period a year earlier, driven by strengthening demand in the housing sector.

Public sector output in London plummets by 22%

Public sector construction fell by nearly 22 per cent in London year-on-year, according to research from Scape Group.

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