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Lucy Alderson

Lucy Alderson

Lucy is features writer at Construction News.

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020 3953 2814


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    Help us investigate: Drugs and alcoholSubscription

    10 September, 2018

    In 2016, the Considerate Constructors Scheme revealed some worrying research.

  • CN100 index graphic v2

    Who'd want to be a tier one?Subscription

    6 September, 2018

    Parts of this year’s CN100 analysis make for tough reading.

  • Bristol Arena Buckingham

    Bristol council scraps 12,000-seat arena Subscription

    6 September, 2018

    Bristol City Council has scrapped plans to build a 12,000-seat arena in favour of a mixed-use development in the city centre.

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    Tier twos: Hitting the sweet spotSubscription

    6 September, 2018

    While the biggest prime contractors struggle to make any margin at all, this year’s CN100 analysis shows that firms coming between £300m and £500m are trading with far bigger margins 

  • Littlewoods building fire in Liverpool 03

    Littlewoods Pools fire damages £50m film studio siteSubscription

    3 September, 2018

    A £50m commercial development is in doubt after a huge fire broken out at Liverpool’s iconic Littlewoods Pools building last night.

  • Dublin metrolink workers ireland

    Ireland: The land of opportunity?Subscription

    28 August, 2018

    Ireland’s construction industry halved in size when the global recession took hold in 2008. Now that the sector is recovering, Lucy Alderson assesses whether the opportunities for UK contractors outweigh the risks in this challenging market.

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    Aecom wins University of Exeter design dealSubscription

    23 August, 2018

    Aecom has scooped a contract to design a new research and teaching facility for the University of Exeter.

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    Late payment: Is history repeating itself?Subscription

    21 August, 2018Comments (1)

    For much of the 70s and 80s, construction firms were among the most vulnerable businesses in the UK. With Carillion and late payment once again exposing the sector’s high-risk nature, Lucy Alderson discovers the realities being faced by subcontractors across the industry.

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    Late payer? You're losing out tooSubscription

    20 August, 2018

    As a journalist, it’s an important part of your job to tell the tough stories.

  • Workers silhouette site construction slavery 1

    Construction's most common medical conditions: What to doSubscription

    14 August, 2018

    From 2014 to 2017, some 80,000 construction workers reported suffering from a medical condition caused or made worse by their work. Lucy Alderson looks at the most common problems – and best practice for tackling them.

All by Lucy Alderson