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WATCH: A timeline of 2017 – Carillion, Grenfell and HS2

Video: A video round-up of the biggest developments across this industry in 2017.

January Multiplex is picked to build the £900m One Nine Elms project, the latest in a string of major wins. 

February Shard developer Irvine Sellar dies aged 82 with tributes pouring in from across the industry.    

March CH2M withdraws from £170m phase two delivery partner contract for HS2 over conflict-of-interest concerns.

April The UK’s biggest architecture firm, Foster + Partners, announces redundancies after ‘market uncertainty’.

May Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority announces that it will terminate Costain’s problem waste PFI, which had cost the contractor millions.

June Grenfell Tower fire kills 71 people.

July Four consortiums picked by HS2 for the seven civils works packages on phase one of the line, worth £6.6bn.

August Mace replaces Skanska as construction manager on phase two of Battersea Power Station. 

September Carillion reveals £1.15bn half-year loss after earlier profit warning saw shares tumble and CEO resign.

October Carillion shocks the industry by announcing the appointment of Wates boss Andrew Davies as new CEO. 

November Cladding giant Lakesmere Group collapses into administration amid “unprofitable contracts”.

December Government publishes details of £600bn 10-year infrastructure pipeline following off-site pledge.


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