Issue : 14 May 2009
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Output set to rise from 2010 - but very slowlySubscription
Construction output will remain subdued until the first quarter of 2011, according to the latest Glenigan Index.
McLaren’s bid to take on construction contracts left by failed firm William Verry has been hit by a rejection by client Prospects College.
Battle for Budget housing cash beginsSubscription
The Homes and Communities Agency has published details of how £420 million housing kickstart funding can be won – as it came in for criticism over past allocations.
Wembley judge calls for reforms to legal systemSubscription
Former head of the Technology and Construction Court Lord Justice Jackson has called for reforms to curb the “explosion” of litigation over costs issues.
Sir Robert in lead for Royal Welsh jobSubscription
Sir Robert McAlpine is believed to be in the lead to win the prestigious contract to revamp and expand the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.
Skills still in short supply despite recessionSubscription
Recruiting staff is still difficult in spite of the recession, according to new research by the CIOB. By Lucy Handley
Willmott Dixon and May Gurney are set for a head-to-head battle for a London education contract worth up to £400 million, Construction News understands.
Housing refurbishment specialists have received a boost with the Homes and Communities Agency publishing details of how social landlords can bid for a slice of £84 million to insulate homes.
Consumer fears hit ‘fun’ sectorSubscription
Despite investment by budget hoteliers, the sector has been hit by consumer confidence and falls in tourism
Public sector stalls for Northern IrelandSubscription
Starts on site will fall until the middle of next year, though housing offers some optimism