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Sellafield £336m nuclear waste deal for Amec, Balfour and Jacobs JV

A deal to build Sellafield’s Box Encapsulation Plant worth up to £336m has gone to a joint venture of Amec, Balfour Beatty and Jacobs.

Steve Marshall chairman Balfour Beatty

New £75m profit warning for Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty has appointed KPMG to undertake a review of its UK contracts after it issued a fresh £75m profit warning today.

Eric Wright Group Portergate Properties Preston 2

Eric Wright secures massive home town job

Local construction firm Eric Wright is to deliver an £18m transformation of a key area of Preston.

John Anderson executive director Kier Living

Kier Living MD seeks to address 'absurd' housing shortage

The UK must loosen its attitude towards building on greenfield land if it is to address its “absurd” housing shortage, Kier Living’s executive managing director has told Construction News.

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Liverpool FC wins planning approval for stadium expansion

Liverpool FC has won planning approval for a £75m expansion of its Anfield stadium.

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UK breaks into global top 10 for infrastructure investment

New research by Arcadis has shown the UK is now the 10th most attractive economy for infrastructure investment.

Labour to tackle NIMBYs as 'mythbuster' launched on garden cities

The shadow communities secretary has said the public could do more to increase the development of homes in their area, as the Town and Country Planning Association launched its “mythbuster” on UK garden cities.

Crane hire firm charged with corporate manslaughter after 2011 driver death

A crane hire company has been charged with corporate manslaughter following the death of a crane driver in a crash.

Exclusive: Nuclear boss forms ‘contingency plan’ for Scottish independence

Exclusive: The majority stakeholder of a major nuclear power project in the UK is forming a “contingency plan” should Scotland vote ‘yes’ to independence this week.