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  • New York awards Manhattan Bridge refurb to Skanska
    Skanska has signed a contract to carry out a series of upgrades to the Manhattan Bridge in New York City.Skanska has signed a contract to carry out a series of upgrades to the Manhattan Bridge in New York City.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2018-10-04
  • Pedestrian killed by falling window from 27th floor
    A passer-by was killed on Tuesday morning by a window which fell from the 27th floor of a luxury London residential tower. The frame and window pane fell from the penthouse apartment of the Corniche building in Vauxhall. Apartments cost up to £6.25m in the tower on the Albert Embankment ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2018-10-02
  • Farnham 252-room student scheme out to bid
    The University for the Creative Arts is preparing to invite bids in November for a major student accommodation complex at its Farnham campus in Surrey. Waverley Borough Council’s Joint Planning Committee has just resolved to grant planning permission for 252 new en-suite bedrooms across five purpose-built student accommodation buildings, subject to the ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Taxpayers ‘face £65m Carillion redundancy bill’
    The government could pay out £65m in Carillion redundancy payments following the firm’s collapse, according to Unite. ... read more
    Source: Construction NewsPublished on 2018-09-25
  • WSP brings in transport directors to boost HS2 plans
    WSP has made a trio of appointments to its transport and infrastructure team. ... read more
    Source: Construction NewsPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Dawnus blames 2017 loss on insolvent client
    Dawnus has reported a pre-tax loss of £1.4m for 2017 after it was forced to absorb losses when a client went into insolvency. ... read more
    Source: Construction NewsPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Carillion’s Royal Liverpool ‘poised for government takeover’
    The government is set to take the troubled £355m Royal Liverpool project into public ownership as NHS trust leaders debate whether to terminate the PFI contract, according to reports. ... read more
    Source: Construction NewsPublished on 2018-09-25
  • New McCarthy & Stone boss plans to reboot business
    The new chief executive of retirement living specialist McCarthy & Stone is planning a new strategy to turn the business around. John Tonkiss, chief executive officer, will shift the firm’s focus from growth to profit and right-size the business to a steady output of 2,100 new homes a year. He ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Taxpayers to bail out Royal Liverpool hospital project
    The Government is set to step in and take control of Carillion’s stalled Royal Liverpool hospital project. The trust responsible for the hospital is due to hold a board meeting later today where it will discuss plans to terminate the PFI contract under a break clause that can be actioned ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Client collapse tips Dawnus into the red
    Dawnus Construction ran up £1.2m of pre-tax losses last year after being hit by a drawn-out legal battle and client insolvency on a project. Nicholas Down, group managing director, said the company had performed well over last year, focusing on building a strong customer base with a target of 80% ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Plan in for 8m sq ft Northampton rail freight interchange
    Developers Ashfield Land and Gazeley have submitted plans to build an 8m sq ft strategic rail freight interchange in the Northamptonshire countryside. Rail Central would be built where the West Coast Main Line and Northampton Loop Line intersect, adjacent to the A43 and within 2 miles of Junction 15A of ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Build-to-rent tower advance reaches Glasgow
    Detailed plans have been submitted for one of Scotland’s first major build-to-rent developments on the banks of the Clyde. The high rise 500-flat Glasgow Waterfront project at Central Quay is being led by property manager PLATFORM_ and XLB Properties. If consent is granted the firm hopes to start construction of ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Battersea threatened to mothball £1bn phase three
    Battersea Power Station Development Company threatened to mothball vast parts of the project during negotiations with Wandsworth Council last year, Construction News can reveal. ... read more
    Source: Construction NewsPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Balfour Beatty raids McLaren for southern boss
    Balfour Beatty has hired McLaren’s managing director for construction Dave Smith as its new construction MD for the South of England.  ... read more
    Source: Construction NewsPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Ardmore lands £50m Greenwich Design District deal
    Ardmore has been appointed by Knight Dragon to deliver the new Design District at the Greenwich Peninsula in south London. The project to deliver a cluster of 16 artistically inspired commercial buildings is believed to be worth around £50m. The buildings have been devised by a collection of eight separate ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2018-09-24