Issue : 15 January 2009
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House builders are set for a gloomy 2009, making more cutbacks and focusing on selling existing housing stock, analysts have warned.
New construction orders fall 27pcSubscription
New construction orders fell by 27 per cent in the three months to November compared with the same period in 2007.
Network Rail has asked five firms to tender for its project delivery partner role to manage £3 billion of work on the Crossrail programme.
ODA’s £4bn construction boost for smaller firmsSubscription
The Olympic Delivery Authority is set to let £4 billion-worth of construction work over the next 18 months, boosting work for small and medium-sized businesses across the UK.
Alex Salmond defends Forth road bridge dealSubscription
The new multi-billion pound Forth Road Bridge has dominated parliamentary debate in Scotland for the new year, with First Minister Alex Salmond insisting that his Government can build the replacement crossing on time and within budget.
The Brown Government has given the green light for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
Barratt finance director Mark Pain to step downSubscription
Barratt today announced that group finance director Mark Pain has decided to step down from the board.
Consultancy warns that companies will have to cut their prices by 3 per cent for the next two years to win work.
Aggreko wins Barack Obama inauguration workSubscription
Aggreko has won a contract to supply temporary power and temperature control equipment for the inauguration of Barack Obama as US president.
Barratt backs HomeBuy direct with 3,000 homesSubscription
Barratt is offering 3,000 new homes to a new Government scheme offering homesbuyers the chance to buy for 70 per cent of the purchase price.