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Week in numbers: Heathrow's saga and Leicester City's big plans

A look at the numbers behind Leicester City’s new training complex, Carillion’s bid revelations and Heathrow’s expansion finally getting the go-ahead.

3/5 – Carillion bid revelations

20180629 week in numbers Carillion

20180629 week in numbers Carillion

Bid scoring details revealed following a freedom of information request show that Carillion trailed rivals Balfour Beatty and Horizon on the scoring for the financial, legal and commercial, and facilities management categories in the first round of the procurement process. However, in the second round, Carillion managed to leapfrog its rival, outscoring Horizon in all categories apart from legal and commercial. 

1.7% – Murphy’s 2017 margin

Murphy’s pre-tax profit margin fell to 1.7 per cent last year, down from 3.8 per cent in 2016. The group’s profitability had recovered from 2014, when the group recorded the first pre-tax loss in its history of £9.1m, leaving it with a margin of -1.7 per cent.

73 ha – Leicester City’s training plans

20180629 week in numbers Leicester

20180629 week in numbers Leicester

Park Hill Golf Club will be demolished to make way for the complex, which will have a grass ‘show pitch’ with a 499-seat stand, along with another artificial-turf indoor pitch. A public consultation on the new scheme was held in the spring before the plans were submitted to the council this week.

1,090 days – From recommendation to approval

20180629 week in numbers Heathrow

20180629 week in numbers Heathrow

The vote saw 415 MPs back Heathrow’s plans, with 119 MPs voting against. In July 2015 Sir Howard Davies’ Airports Commission chose Heathrow ahead of Gatwick as the location for airport expansion in the South-east. Following this week’s vote, Heathrow will now put forward a development consent order for the scheme.

19% – Profit fall at Graham

Pre-tax profit at Graham fell to £13.1m for the year to 31 March 2017, down from £16.1m the previous year. The firm said it will focus on improving profitability after the dip cut the group’s margin from 2.8 per cent to 1.7 per cent.

£5bn – Forecast Docks investment

20180629 week in numbers Royal Docks

20180629 week in numbers Royal Docks

A detailed delivery plan for the 112 ha Royal Docks Enterprise Zone was approved by the London Economic Action Partnership, the LEP responsible for allocating funds to the scheme.  The decision will trigger investment from the LEP into the project, which is also expected to see more than 4,000 homes built.

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