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SHARE WATCH: Construction shares mixed morning after UK GDP fall

Construction firms had a mixed morning on the stock market after official figures revealed UK GDP suffered its biggest fall since 1990.

The FTSE 350 Construction and Materials index dropped 0.4 per cent to 3,009 but the FTSE 350 Support Services index rose 0.2 per cent to 2,575.

Meanwhile the FTSE 100 fell 1.8 per cent to, but remained the positive side of the 4,000 mark on 4,097 points.

Taylor Wimpey led the risers gaining 29 per cent, with Ennstone up 12 per cent with Atkins up 10.5 per cent after announcing a rise in half year profits this morning.

In early trading Rok fell 12.8 per cent while plant hire firm Ashtead Group fell 11 per cent.