Issue : 12 October 2018
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Balfour Beatty drafted in for M26 Brexit worksSubscription
A Balfour Beatty joint venture has been drafted in by Highways England to prepare the M26 to function as a lorry park if Britain fails to secure a Brexit deal.
Tottenham Hotspur are pushing for a mid-December completion date for their stadium project, which CN sources have described as “optimistic”.
An NHS manager has admitted to setting up a construction firm named after his dog and then awarding it contracts as part of a £700,000 fraud.
Drugs and alcohol: does the industry have a problem? CN discovers the remarkable lack of data and research on the subject, as well as speaking to workers and experts to assess whether construction firms should be more concerned.
We're in the dark on drugs and alcoholSubscription
It’s baffling that there is only one piece of major research into how drugs and alcohol is affecting the construction industry – and even that report is more than two years old.
HS2 calls for supply chain ‘culture change’Subscription
HS2 has called on its supply chain to “break the taboo” around mental health.
North-west output growth eclipses UK averageSubscription
Construction output in the North-west is growing 10 times faster than the national average, according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics.
Bloomberg HQ scoops Stirling PrizeSubscription
Bloomberg’s European headquarters has won the 2018 Riba Stirling Prize for architecture.
Attitudes to health and safety in the construction sector have evolved a lot over the years.
Shares in Keller plunged 33 per cent this morning after the firm issued a profit warning relating to its Asia-Pacific activities.