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Issue : 27 August 2009

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    Styles & Wood reports £1.1m half year lossSubscription

    News27 August, 2009

    Retail construction firm Styles & Wood has reported a half year loss of £1.1 million with turnover having fallen 39 per cent.

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    Henry Boot reveals £20.3m half year loss Subscription

    News27 August, 2009

    Henry Boot reported a half year loss of £20.3 million after being hit by £23.6 million in property writedowns and a 44 per cent drop in turnover.

  • Ray O Rourke 12

    Laing O’Rourke's Australian focus on growthSubscription

    News27 August, 2009

    Laing O’Rourke pushed its turnover past the £4 billion mark in the year to 31 March 2009, with its order book reaching £10bn.

  • Forth Crossing

    Pairings emerge for £1.2bn Forth BridgeSubscription

    News27 August, 2009

    Two more heavyweight joint ventures have emerged to compete for the £1.2 billion contract to build the replacement Forth Bridge in Scotland.

  • spitafields  student hall

    Panoramic positionSubscription

    Picture story27 August, 2009

    Bourne Steel has recently finished the steelwork for the sky lounge on the roof of the £100 million Nido Spitalfields student accommodation building in London.

  • Chief construction inspector Philip White outlined plans to change the face of public sector procurement yesterday as he updated the HSE board on the division’s plans.

    HSE plans to overhaul public sector construction procurementSubscription

    News27 August, 2009

    The Health and Safety Executive is to demand that Government bodies increase their focus on safety when awarding construction contracts.

  • Six firms are in the running to build the £150 million new home for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

    Six eye starring role in Guildhall jobSubscription

    News27 August, 2009

    Six firms are in the running to build the £150 million new home for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

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    Bids invited for two big tunnelling packages on £16bn Crossrail jobSubscription

    News27 August, 2009

    The race has begun for major contracts on the £16 billion Crossrail project, with two major tunnelling packages out to tender and a third expected within the next month.

  • Partnerships for Schools chief executive Tim Byles has begun meeting key parties as the body prepares to assume responsibility for all schools capital projects.

    PfS chief Tim Byles gears up for expanded schools roleSubscription

    News27 August, 2009

    Partnerships for Schools chief executive Tim Byles has begun meeting key parties as the body prepares to assume responsibility for all schools capital projects.

  • Richmondshire Lines Catterick Garrison North Yorkshire

    MoD warns of construction efficienciesSubscription

    News27 August, 2009

    The Ministry of Defence is under pressure to improve the efficiency of its building and maintenance programme as it faces “tighter financial constraints” and increasingly complex estate-consolidation projects.

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