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.
House builders enjoyed a share price rally this morning as Barratt’s near £600 million loss came in marginally below analysts’ expectations.
London £1.4m CommercialSubscription
Mitcham £2.1m CommercialSubscription
Carnoushire £500k CommercialSubscription
Glasgow £7.6m CommercialSubscription
Nottingham £3.2m CommercialSubscription
Grantham £4m CommercialSubscription
Manchester £2.5m CommercialSubscription
Wirral £5m CommercialSubscription
Rickmansworth £50m CommercialSubscription
Winchester £60m CommercialSubscription
Bristol £9.5m CommercialSubscription
Bath £10m CommercialSubscription
The £27m project will be the contractor’s third under its Nottingham BSF deal
Warwick £8m CommercialSubscription
Contractors revealed the dents in their order books from the recession this week, while signs of optimism emerged from the housebuilding sector.
Southam £35m CommercialSubscription
Selby £15m CommercialSubscription
Barnsley £100m ResidentialSubscription
Waite Construction fined for absestos breachSubscription
Waite Construction has been ordered to pay £41,488 for failing to carry out effective asbestos checks before demolition work started at a site in Tudor Grove, Hackney in November 2006.
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne £6m CommercialSubscription
South Shields £10.3m CommercialSubscription
Bury St. Edmunds £6.5m CommercialSubscription
Cambridge £19m Residential & CommercialSubscription
Barry £1m ResidentialSubscription
Pontypool £2.4m CommercialSubscription
Gleeson will focus on the construction of social and affordable housing for 2009 in a bid to minimise exposure to the more risky private market, as it announced losses of £23.7 million for the half year to 31 December 2008.
Speedy wins £6m Southern Electric contractSubscription
Speedy Hire has won a £6 million contract to supply M&E contractor Southern Electric Contracting.
London Underground MD Tim O'Toole steps down Subscription
London Underground managing director Tim O’Toole CBE is stepping down to return to the United States.
Work has started on the construction of the new Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University for Women in Riyadh.
US firm lands Khobar hotel contract Subscription
The US interior design firm J/Brice Design International has been awarded the fit-out contract for the SR1bn ($300m) Al-Khobar Hotel & Office towers project in Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
Apprentices need speedy joint actionSubscription
A fast and coherent reponse is vital to secure the future wellbeing of the sector
Housing investment demandedSubscription
The construction industry will shed 450,000 jobs during the next two years, according to a newly formed coalition group.
The Homes and Communities Agency is coming under pressure to increase its PFI budget to avoid turning down council house building and refurbishment plans worth £2.2 billion.
A list of five bidders has been drawn up for the £50 million Bexhill-to-Hastings link road project.
Call to soothe foreign worker angerSubscription
An agreement signed more than 25 years ago could be the solution to the alleged problem of foreign workers undercutting UK construction workers, according to a legal expert.
London £1.5m CommercialSubscription
Glasgow £2.5m CommercialSubscription
Glasgow £12.1m ResidentialSubscription
London £2.1m Residential & CommercialSubscription