Issue : 06 August 2009
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Cornish hotel plans set for debateSubscription
Proposals for a new 45 bedroom hotel and restaurant on a Cornwall landfill site will go before a planning committee on August 13.
Unions call for tougher blacklist actionSubscription
ICO serves enforcement notices on only 14 of the blacklist subscribers and draws a line under its investigation
UK contractors urged to form Chinese tie-upsSubscription
The UK’s social housing market could benefit from closer ties with Chinese construction materials manufacturers, new CIOB president Li Shirong has said, including UK contractors making more use of Chinese manufacturing for off-site construction work.
The final wave one contract in the £55 billion Building Schools for the Future scheme is set to be awarded next week – three years and eight months after it was originally put into OJEU.
Falling profit at Keller and Travis PerkinsSubscription
Keller last week became the first contractor in the new results season to report falling profit and turnover, as well as highlighting concerns about increased competition for work.
Latest figures for construction and manufacturing output from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply have led to talk of a potential upturn surfacing.
More gloom expected from big namesSubscription
Contractors are expected to report falling profit and turnover along with reduced order books in the upcoming results season, according to industry experts.
EDF bidders could win French reactorSubscription
Construction firms that make it through the EDF Energy procurement process will be eligible to win work on a new nuclear reactor in France, on top of the four planned new builds in the UK.
More than 50 contractors this week received pre-qualification questionnaires for places on the £4 billion ProCure 21+ framework.
Industry faces huge race challengeSubscription
The UK Contractors Croup has warned that that the industry faces a huge challenge trying to increase its number of ethnic minority workers during the recession.