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Wates' profit edges up as order book tops £5bn

Wates' profit edges up as order book tops £5bnSubscription

Wates’ profit edged up to £35.7m as the company’s order book topped £5bn in 2017, which chairman James Wates described as a “challenging year” for the industry.

Regeneration: London

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The Battle of Haringey: What it means for regenerationSubscription

Haringey’s HDV regeneration plans have been blighted by opposition campaigns and bitter disagreements. CN examines the factors behind the controversy and the consequences for projects across the UK.

International markets: Middle East

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Middle East ruin: Why UK firms struggle in the GulfSubscription

The Middle East is a notoriously hard market with a bad reputation for late and lack of payment. But with billion-pound mega-projects on offer, can the risks prove worthwhile? Lucy Alderson investigates

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Bam builds a lasting legacy for former city of cultureSubscription

Bam’s Hull Venue project will create a lasting legacy for the former UK City of Culture; but the contractor has had to endure a gauntlet of obstacles in order to bring the events complex to life

Laing O'Rourke

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Laing O'Rourke's Canadian hospital: What went wrong?Subscription

The largest healthcare construction job in North America was supposed to herald a new era for Laing O’Rourke. So how did it end up inflicting losses running to tens of millions of pounds?

Technology: Blog

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3D printing: New home for only $4,000?Subscription

A start-up in the US has built what it claims to be the first “permitted” 3D printed home in the country


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Gotham gives Mace victory in growing top 50 tableSubscription

The contractor top 50 increased more than 20 per cent year on year in February as Mace signed a single £400m deal to claim first place in the monthly league.