Issue : 17 December 2009
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Church calls for cash for building upkeepSubscription
The Church of England has called on the government to put up more cash to keep up church buildings.
Whitbread in cash raising moveSubscription
Hotel and restaurant group Whitbread has said it would raise £36.7 million through a sale and leaseback of five Premier Inn hotel sites.
Sculptor joins regeneration driveSubscription
Scottish poet Jim Carruth and artist Andy Scott are to work together on a sculpture as part of a town redevelopment project.
Balfour Beatty has acquired Doncaster-based affordable housing specialist Strata Construction for a cash consideration of £10.3 million.
Govt moves to raise small builder standardsSubscription
The government is consulting on moves to raise standards among smaller builders.
Official figures today showed the UK remained in recession during the third quarter of 2009 despite revised figures for construction activity.
Nuclear giant Westinghouse has confirmed that it has selected Shaw Group and Laing O’Rourke as its partners for nuclear work in the UK.
Govt slashes higher education building workSubscription
The government has slashed the funding for university capital projects by more than half for 2010-11.
Carillion closes on £54m academySubscription
Carillion has reached financial close on the largest academy in Europe, according to CNplus’ sister title Infrastructure Journal.
IMAGES: Cube cranes come downSubscription
Two 100m tall tower cranes have been dismantled on the £100 million mixed-use Cube development in Birmingham city centre as the project edges nearer its completion.