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Mace JV wins £1bn Sellafield decommissioning contract

An Areva, Mace and Atkins joint venture has been chosen as preferred bidder for Sellafield’s nuclear decommissioning contract.

New charter for residents affected by HS2

New compensation proposals for residents affected by HS2

Property owners living close to High Speed 2’s phase one route could sell their homes to the government for 10 per cent more than market value, under newly proposed compensation packages.

Ring-fenced budget needed for HS2 environmental impact, MPs warn

Ringfenced budget needed for HS2 environmental impact, MPs warn

The environmental impact of High Speed 2 should be overseen by an independent body with a separate ringfenced budget, according to an influential committee of MPs.

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Mersey Gateway subbie deals to be awarded

Halton Borough Council and the Merseylink consortium have reached financial close on the construction of the £450m Mersey Gateway project and will now start to award enabling contracts worth £10m.

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Esh Group acquisition of Border Construction to grow turnover

Durham-based contractor Esh Group has acquired Border Holdings and Border Construction to strengthen its business and quadruple turnover in Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.

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Wates lands £37m North-west priority schools

The Education Funding Agency has appointed Wates Construction as preferred bidder for the £37m North West 4 batch of priority schools.

Winner revealed for £7bn nuclear decommissioning deal

A consortium of Cavendish Nuclear and Fluor Corporation has won a £7bn contract to run the Magnox and Research Sites Restoration Ltd nuclear decommissioning sites for the next 14 years.

Laing O'Rourke wins Manchester City stadium expansion

Manchester City FC has chosen Laing O’Rourke as the construction partner for the expansion of the Etihad Stadium.

Call for Greater Manchester to get ‘London-style powers’

Greater Manchester Combined Authority and other ‘super councils’ in northern England should be granted greater control of housing and transport funding to boost their local economies, according to new research by the Centre for Cities.

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