Issue : 25 October 2012
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Willmott bags £16m West London housing contractSubscription
Willmott Dixon has won a £16.3m contract from Catalyst Housing to build a 161-home development at Craven Park, West London.
Balfour Beatty is looking at acquisitions to chase major gas-fired power stations, while also using its US business Parsons Brinkerhoff to become an end-to-end provider for major clients such as SSE.
Piling augers burst into London train tunnel Subscription
Two piling augers burst through the walls of a First Capital Connect train tunnel in London, leading the operator to cancel all services between Finsbury Park and Moorgate.
Chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has pledged to cut through the uncertainty around policy, regulation and schemes such as UK Guarantees following the first meeting of a forum bringing all corners of infrastructure into one room.
Network Rail’s programme director for Crossrail has told contractors to improve their performance if they want to win a chunk of the £2.3 billion joint programme.
Damning ICO misses the point on blacklistingSubscription
Blacklisting has hit the headlines once more, but the information watchdog’s limited investigation may leave the bigger questions unanswered.
Official estimates show the construction industry shrank by 2.5 per cent in the past three months, compared with 3 per cent in the previous quarter.
Infrastructure is far behind other industries on maximising the benefits of sensor technology.
A record £2 billion has been pumped into student accommodation in 2012 so far – up 145 per cent on the same period last year, according to CBRE.