Issue : 10 September 2009
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Insurance hike fears over legal time limitsSubscription
The Government is planning an overhaul of the time allowed for clients to sue contractors, which could leave companies facing greatly extended and “overly onerous” liability periods.
College contractor margins squeezedSubscription
Contractors were forced to reduce their profit margins to help the Learning and Skills Council rescue 12 stalled college schemes, it has emerged.
Two compete for £180m Oldham BSFSubscription
Balfour Beatty and Equity Solutions BSF – which includes Galliford Try as main contractor – are understood to be competing for Oldham’s £180 million Building Schools for the Future contract.
Welcome to the CN100 2009Subscription
This time last year the construction industry was staring down the barrel of a gun.
CN100: Calm before the economic stormSubscription
In the midst of one of the worst recessions the construction industry has seen, the numbers look confusing.
Editor's pick of the week - CN100 publishedSubscription
This week Construction News has published its annual Top100 contractor listing by turnover for 2009. And what a year it’s been.
ISG looks East as London falls awaySubscription
Interior Services Group is targeting growth in Eastern Europe, as its work in the London fit-out market drops below half of its total turnover for the first time ever.
The industry has two weeks left to nominate candidates for the Government’s new chief construction adviser role – amid rumours a candidate may already have been chosen.
Only two bidders remain in the running for a development partner contract to regenerate the South Acton housing estate in West London.
Renewed calls have been made for contractors to clamp down on bribery and anti-competitive behaviour after a small Gloucester company faced court last week on corruption charges.
Bone Steel set to lay off 40 workersSubscription
Scottish steel contractor Bone Steel has put more than 80 of its factory workers on consultation as it faces a severe drop off in demand.
Eight vie for Birmingham campus jobSubscription
At least eight contractors are thought to be in the running for a £100 million contract to build the first phase of Birmingham City University’s new campus.
Recycling and waste management company Sita UK has launched legal action against the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority after it missed out on securing the contract for the £3.8 billion Greater Manchester Waste PFI, Europe’s largest waste contract.
London £3.7m residentialSubscription
London £5m commercialSubscription
Stirling £1.4m commercialSubscription
Edinburgh £11m commercialSubscription
Leicester £5.5m commercialSubscription
Leicester £17m educationSubscription
Wigan £25m educationSubscription
Accrington £60m residentialSubscription
Farnborough £60.1m commercialSubscription
Guildford £40m residentialSubscription
The UK should develop a “network” of high-speed rail lines, according to transport secretary Lord Adonis.
Twenty-one people were arrested at dawn today after raids by HM Revenue & Customs officers investigating a £6 million construction industry fraud.
Shaftesbury £6.2m commercialSubscription
Jersey £50m residential & commercialSubscription
Droitwich £3.5m healthSubscription
Coventry £17.5m educationSubscription
Sheffield £3.7m residentialSubscription
Scunthorpe £32.5m energySubscription
Workington £5m retailSubscription
Whitley Bay £20.3m educationSubscription
Brandon £10m commercialSubscription
Brandon £10m commercialSubscription
Cardiff £8m commercialSubscription
Tywyn £10m waterSubscription
Norwest Holst closes Derby officeSubscription
Vinci-owned contractor Norwest Holst has closed an office in Derby as part of a cost review.
NG Bailey has announced a record turnover of £600 million for the year to 27th February 2009 – an increase of 14.3 per cent compared to the previous year.
Family plant hire and contracting firm takes delivery of Volvo’s new EC55C.
Hilti introduces compact rotary hammerSubscription
Smallest Hilti rotary hammer designed to deliver big results
Olympics: £5bn of work handed out by ODASubscription
The Olympic Delivery Authority has handed out contracts worth £5 billion on the 2012 Games, it revealed today.
Angry shareholders were expected to oppose the re-election of Berkeley Group executive chairman Tony Pidgley at its the AGM today.
Construction training centre approvedSubscription
The Learning and Skills Council has approved funding to build a new training centre to support the construction industry.
A new report by the public spending watchdog is urging local councils to shift their focus from new build housing to upgrading existing stock.
The Miller Group has reported a half year pre-tax loss of £33.8 million with turnover falling 19 per cent due to the recession.
Cardiff firm Linmar Scaffolding has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 in fines and legal costs after an unsecured scaffold collapsed at an industrial unit in Caerphilly in 2006.
Euro 2012 stadium opened in UkraineSubscription
The £248 million Donbass Arena football stadium, which will be used for the 2012 European Championships, has been opened in the Ukraine.
Housing minister John Healey today gave the green light for over 2,000 new council homes that will create over 5,000 construction jobs.
Demolition firm in administrationSubscription
Suffolk-based CDC Demolition has gone into administration with the loss of 46 jobs.