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Taywood push

The construction division of Taylor Woodrow has seen its external order book rise by 40 per cent to £1.1 billion in the first half of this year. The jump was largely down to reaching financial close on the St Helens and Knowsley PFI hospital project on Merseyside. Managing director Tim Peach and director Doug Weston are putting together their business strategy for the year ahead with a plan to push the contractror's margins above 3 per cent.

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