Issue : 26 February 2009
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Construction companies are being blacklisted for credit by banks’ centralised lending policies purely on the basis of the sector they work in, according to John Speller MP.
Mapeley Estates awards refurb frameworksSubscription
Capita Symonds, WSP and WYG Engineering have been appointed to two major building services frameworks for Mapeley Estates.
IMAGES: Olympic Park gets ODA planning approvalSubscription
The largest new urban park to be created in the UK in the last 150 years moved a step closer today after the parklands that will host the London 2012 Games were approved by the Olympic Delivery Authority planning committee.
Housing starts down by two-thirdsSubscription
NHBC figures show depth of housebuilding slowdown
A round up of all the construction news from Westminster this week brought to you by the Madano Partnership.
Steel chiefs launch zero carbon projectSubscription
Aim is to provide guidance for designers on different types of building
Barratt plunges to near £600m lossSubscription
Barratt plunged to a near £600 million loss for the last six months of 2008 after making £495 million of landbank writedowns.
Barratt cuts a further 700 jobsSubscription
Barratt has cut a further 700 jobs over the last six months in a bid to cope with the recession.
Kier profit drops 41 per cent to £26.4mSubscription
Kier today reported a 41 per cent drop in pre-tax profit for the last six months of 2008 as the house builder and contractor was hit by £18.7 million of landbank writedowns.
BAA profits dented by falling passenger numbersSubscription
Airports operator BAA said profits had been dented by falling passenger numbers as soaring fuel prices and the economic downturn rocked the aviation sector.