Issue : 14 May 2009
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IMAGES: Stratford station gets revampedVideoSubscription
The Olympic Delivery Authority is pushing ahead with work at Stratford Regional Station in preparation for the hundreds of thousands of spectators that will use it everyday during the London 2012 Games.
MPs offered ray of light in expenses controversySubscription
Electrical parts firm RS Components has shed light on how MPs can illuminate their homes without billing taxpayers.
Mace is aiming to be a £1 billion company by 2012 and will continue to spread its global footprint to achieve its aim.
Mace has set its sights on securing two more major contracts in a bid to become Europe’s leading tall building construction firm.
Fire protection subcontractor Supershield has been found liable for the flooded basement of an international law firm’s London office eight years ago after a tangled legal battle involving seven parties.
Mace enjoyed a 38 per cent rise in pre-tax profit helped by a diversification strategy implemented five years ago.
Network Rail chief forgoes annual bonusSubscription
Network Rail chief executive Iain Coucher has today announced he will be forgoing his annual bonus for 2008/09.
Strong cash and order book keeps Kier in lineSubscription
Kier today said its cash position and order books are healthy putting the firm on course for trading in line with management expectations.
Volker wins 2012 pathSubscription
A new 2012 contract to improve the 2.3 km Greenway cycle and walking route from Olympic Park to Victoria Park and West Ham station has been awarded to Volker Fitzpatrick.
Bovis Homes looks to buy land later this yearSubscription
Bovis Homes is targeting a spending spree on strategic land at the end of this year.
Balfour Beatty reported that its trading performance for 2009 was in line with expectations boosted by public sector infrastructure projects.
Balfour Beatty closes £200m Southwark contractSubscription
Balfour Beatty has reached financial close on the £200 million Southwark Building Schools for the Future contract.
Head for heightsSubscription
The final piece of a prominent 20 metres-high sculpture in St Helen’s has been put into place.
Willmott Dixon’s social housing arm Inspace has been named preferred bidder for two major phases of the £39 million Bermondsey Spa regeneration project.
Carillion back in ring on Welsh towerSubscription
Contractor may be looking to patch up its relationship with developer of Meridian Quay
Ucatt gathers forces in blacklist battleSubscription
Union holding discussions with solicitors over a civil suit as government plans to outlaw practice
Kier chief says worst of recession yet to comeSubscription
Kier director Paul Sheffield has warned that the worst of the construction recession could be to come – and revealed a new focus on civils work.
Housing restart adds 6,000 to home forecastsSubscription
Fewer than 70,000 extra new homes will be built this year despite housebuilders announcing they are looking to start building again.
Seven tender for £150m TfL Bond Street projectSubscription
Four contractors set to be shortlisted in July for £150m overhaul of Central London tube station