Issue : 31 August 2018
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Mega-shed: CN100 specialists eye boomSubscription
Huge warehouse projects have helped certain contractors post big margins. So what are the secrets to this sub-sector and how much potential does it offer?
Crossrail delay: A hammer blow for constructionSubscription
Scattered across the Construction News desk at the moment are a number of oyster card holders.
The accusations this month that collapsed subcontractor Vaughan Engineering had been using Carillion’s liquidation as a ‘smokescreen’ to hide its own poor payment record will not surprise many in the industry.
Former National Infrastructure Commission boss Andrew Adonis has criticised the government for moving Sir Terry Morgan to HS2 from Crossrail amid looming delays to the £15.4bn London rail line.
Crossrail delay caused by fit-out setbacksSubscription
Delays to the fit-out of Crossrail’s new central stations and tunnels are behind the delivery body’s decision to push back the opening date for the line to autumn 2019.
HB Reavis appoints new chief executive Subscription
HB Reavis has appointed Steven Skinner as its new UK chief executive, a year after the departure of former CEO Tomas Jurdak.
Crossrail’s opening could be pushed back by almost a year as the scheme’s central section continues to struggle with rising costs and delays.
The opening of the central section of the £15.4bn Elizabeth line has been delayed until autumn 2019, nearly a year later than originally planned.
The C-word… help us investigateSubscription
A couple of months back, three identical letters arrived at the CN offices.
Amey acquires Carillion MoD deals Subscription
Amey has completed the acquisition of a set of Ministry of Defence housing maintenance contracts it had been delivering with Carillion before the contractor’s collapse.
Mace wins £200m UCL Olympic Park campus dealSubscription
Mace has landed a preconstruction deal to deliver the largest building on University College London’s new campus at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The cost of a Derby road improvement scheme being delivered by Galliford Try has more than doubled since work started 10 months ago.
Engineering specialists have reported increases in materials and labour costs for the second quarter of 2018.
Mayor grants £288m for 4,700 affordable homesSubscription
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will hand £288m to four housing associations to build an extra 4,705 affordable homes across the capital.
Profit at Bouygues’ group construction division fell 15 per cent in the first half of 2018, the firm’s latest results have revealed.
For the first time since the Victorian era, at times the UK’s electricity system is running without the use of any coal – sometimes for days.
Manchester-based McGoff Construction has appointed its first new female director in 45 years.
Ground engineering specialist Aspin has appointed ABC Electrification managing director Graeme Castle as its new chief executive.
In 212 days the UK will officially leave the European Union.
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