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07/12/2016

Plans have been approved for a new £150 million housing development in North West London. A joint venture (JV) between Hyde Housing Group and house builder Hill will see 287 new homes built on an area of disused brownfield land in Harlesden, Brent. Features of the scheme include maisonettes, apart
07/12/2016

Three building contractors are set to be prosecuted after one worker died and another two were injured while building the Crossrail railway tunnel project in London. BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) and Keir Infrastructure and Overseas are set to appear at Westminster's Magistrates Court in Janu
07/12/2016

Two major housing associations have completed a merger, which could see up to 100,000 new homes delivered in the South East. The new partnership between L&Q and East Thames has also seen both Association's complete a £2.6 billion refinancing package, which will support their strategic objectives.
07/12/2016

Engineering firm Doosan Babcock has confirmed it is cutting nearly 500 jobs across the UK. A total of 470 posts are set to be axed across the country, including around 270 at its facility in Renfewshire. It is understood other jobs will be lost in Cumbria, Yorkshire, the West Midlands, Bristol and
07/12/2016

A new UK-China Infrastructure Academy has been launched by the UK Government and the University College London (UCL). The facility, which will be delivered by the UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, aims to help train Chinese companies and officials on investment processes i
07/12/2016

A number of industry firms have secured a new Kitemark for Building Information Modelling (BIM) launched by BSI Group. Balfour Beatty, BAM Ireland, BAM Construct UK, Gammon Construction, Skanska UK and voestapline Metsec are the first companies to achieve the PAS 1192-2 accreditation. The BSI Kite
07/12/2016

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced plans to reform Network Rail and diversify its responsibilities. In a statement to Parliament, Mr Grayling stated Britain's railways "need to adapt and change" to cope with growth, with plans to make publicly-owned Network Rail share its responsibly
07/12/2016

Wales' First Minister (FM), Carwyn Jones, has travelled to Brussels seeking assurances over a multi-million pound transport scheme in the wake of Brexit. The Welsh Government has committed £369 million to the Metro project over the next four years, The South Wales Metro scheme plans to deliver bet
07/12/2016

A new £16 million pumping station has opened in Hull. The facility was built by Black & Veatch at Bransholme and will help protect 15,000 homes from flood risk. It was officially opened by Hull North MP Diana Johnson on Friday, 02 December. The two-and-a-half year scheme was delivered on behalf of
07/12/2016

Highways England contractors have completed a £2 million carriageway upgrade scheme in North Yorkshire. A two-mile section of the A64 route at Rillington has undergone a series of improvements, including 6,400 tonnes of resurfacing and 800 reflective road studs replaced. In addition, the project h
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