Issue : 3 May 2012
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Berkeley ahead in Wapping raceSubscription
Housebuilder seeks former Murdoch papers’ site.
Go-ahead for Vauxhall student schemeSubscription
CLS Holdings has secured planning permission for a 20,763 sq m hotel and student flats at Vauxhall, south London, and is progressing an application to build a further 154,000 sq m in two residential towers at nearby Vauxhall Square.
£22m housing job offered in YorkSubscription
The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust is looking for a developer/ contractor to build up to 130 homes at Derwenthorpe, York.
Lovell starts at former hospitalSubscription
Lovell is working with not-for-profit housing manager United Welsh to deliver a £9.6m scheme at the historic former Caerphilly Miners’ Hospital.
Energy and climate change minister Greg Barker has confirmed the government is planning to delay proposed cuts to Feed-in Tariffs in July.
Winners to take all in £2bn schools programmeSubscription
Only around half a dozen contractors will win work each year from the £2 billion Priority Schools Building Programme under plans being considered by the government.
Galliford Try wins £80m dual carriageway workSubscription
Galliford Try has won an £80 million contract to build a 5km dual carriageway between Newton Abbot and Torquay.
The impact of cuts in public sector spending has taken longer to filter through to the industry’s bottom line than expected. But now that falling construction output is being blamed, at least partially, for the descent into double-dip recession, tempers are fraying on all sides.
Kier has reported that it is on course to meet expectations for its current financial year, with “robust” order books for its construction and services divisions.
More than 400 parcels of NHS land totalling more than 800 hectares have been identified as potentially ripe for development.