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Issue : 30 July 2009

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  • CN Editor Nick Edwards

    Editor's pick of the weekSubscription

    Promotion6 August, 2009

    Welcome to this week’s update from Construction News. Blacklisting is still high on the industry’s agenda after the ICO banned 14 firms from using the data, now unions are calling for action on the remaining users of the list.

  • Myles Burke, online editor, Construction News

    Online editor's pick of the week Subscription

    Promotion30 July, 2009

    Analysis by economic intelligence unit Glenigan has shown that the Government is struggling to deliver additional investment promised in the pre-budget report, with Whitehall departments actually under spending by £1.3 billion.

  • Blackboard BSF schools

    Morgan Ashurst wins £37m Liverpool BSF jobSubscription

    News30 July, 2009

    Morgan Ashurst has won a £37 million contract to build two replacement high schools and a sixth form college under Liverpool City Council’s Building Schools for the Future programme.

  • HCA chief executive Sir Bob Kerslake

    HCA puts three year delivery partner framework out to tenderSubscription

    News30 July, 2009

    The Homes and Communities Agency is to set up a three year framework of delivery partners to develop new residential property across England.

  • Bowmer   Kirkland  Sainsburys  retail

    Kier to build new Sainsbury's in ScotlandSubscription

    News30 July, 2009

    Kier has been appointed to build a new Sainsbury’s in Braehead, near Glasgow, the largest in Scotland.

  • prison

    Carillion to build £116m East Dunbartonshire prisonSubscription

    News30 July, 2009

    A new 700-prisoner jail will be built in East Dunbartonshire after a £116 million construction deal was agreed.

  • Fire-damaged areas of Essex’s iconic Southend Pier have been repaired in a nine-month £2.5 million construction project carried out by Nuttall John Martin, a division of Bam Nuttall.

    Pier projectSubscription

    Picture story30 July, 2009

    Fire-damaged areas of Essex’s iconic Southend Pier have been repaired in a nine-month £2.5 million construction project carried out by Nuttall John Martin, a division of Bam Nuttall.

  • Chancellor Alistair Darling pledged in November’s PBR that £3bn of public spending would be brought forward from 2010/11 to the preceding 16 months.

    Whitehall departments underspend by £1.3bnSubscription

    News30 July, 2009

    The Government’s promise to spend its way out of the recession has been undermined by figures showing key departments underspent on their 2008/9 capital budgets by even more previously revealed.

  • HCA chief executive, Sir Bob Kerslake, said: “The response to our bidding process shows the level of appetite and capacity for development which is out there in the house building sector."

    Top housebuilders up for £1bn housing cashSubscription

    News30 July, 2009

    The Homes and Communities Agency has given the go-ahead to 270 Kickstart housing schemes, with the big volume housebuilders scooping a large chunk of the £1bn development cash on offer.

  • ConstructionSkills is to overhaul industry apprenticeships after 30 per cent fall in recruitment to programmes

    Slump prompts apprentices overhaulSubscription

    News30 July, 2009

    ConstructionSkills is to overhaul industry apprenticeships after 30 per cent fall in recruitment to programmes

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