Issue : 27 August 2009
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Styles & Wood reports £1.1m half year lossSubscription
Retail construction firm Styles & Wood has reported a half year loss of £1.1 million with turnover having fallen 39 per cent.
Henry Boot reveals £20.3m half year loss Subscription
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.
Laing O’Rourke's Australian focus on growthSubscription
Laing O’Rourke pushed its turnover past the £4 billion mark in the year to 31 March 2009, with its order book reaching £10bn.
Pairings emerge for £1.2bn Forth BridgeSubscription
Two more heavyweight joint ventures have emerged to compete for the £1.2 billion contract to build the replacement Forth Bridge in Scotland.
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.
The Health and Safety Executive is to demand that Government bodies increase their focus on safety when awarding construction contracts.
Six eye starring role in Guildhall jobSubscription
Six firms are in the running to build the £150 million new home for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
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.
MoD warns of construction efficienciesSubscription
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.