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23/02/2017

A major milestone has been achieved on the multi-billion pound HS2 rail link project between London and Birmingham. The HS2 Hybrid Bill has gained Royal Assent, clearing the way for phase one of construction works to begin this spring. Overall, the development will create around 25,000 jobs during
23/02/2017

Dorset County Council has selected Hanson Contracting to deliver its highways maintenance over the next 10 years. The deal is valued at over £100 million and will take effect from 01 April. The agreement sees Hanson re-secure its strategic partnership contract with Dorset Highways, which it has be
23/02/2017

Liverpool Football Club (FC) has unveiled plans to redevelop its Academy site in Kirkby. The £50 million proposal includes building a new combined training centre, the redevelopment of the existing facilities at the Academy and designs to convert the main pitch into an indoor pitch. In addition, K
23/02/2017

New figures have revealed a 5% increase in the amount of new home starts in 2016 compared to the previous year. The latest house building data shows 153,370 new homes were started in the year to December, the highest level seen since 2007. In addition, over 140,500 homes were completed. Strong gro
23/02/2017

The cost of dealing with major defects in schools is set to double by 2021, according to the National Audit Office (NAO). In its new report, 'Capital funding for Schools', the NAO estimates even with current levels of funding costs will spiral due to many buildings nearing the end of their operatio
23/02/2017

Mott MacDonald has strengthened its North East team by appointing Phil Redman as director of its Newcastle office. With 25 years of industry experience, Mr Redman will be responsible for managing the company's business in the North East region. He previously joined the consultancy in 2002 and has
23/02/2017

Architecture practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB Studios) has won a RIBA competition to design a new £33 million building for the University of Warwick's Faculty of Arts. The firm, which beat off competition from Foster + Partners, Grimshaw, White Arkitekter and Wilkinson Eyre, will lead th
23/02/2017

Kier has been appointed to build a new £23 million school in Sheffield. The contractor will deliver the new Woodside School on behalf of the council. Enabling works will start next month, with main construction works to begin in summer. The scheme is the first contract awarded through the new YORb
23/02/2017

Housebuilder Barratt has reported a "very strong" financial performance for the first half of the year. Half year profit before tax was up 8.8% to £312 million (2015: £295m), while revenue also rose 3.2% to £1,816.2m (2015: £1,875.5). In addition, housing completions outside of London were at thei
23/02/2017

Threaded and milled special fasteners manufacturer, Hague Fasteners, has announced plans to expand its business operations in Willenhall. The company completed the purchase of a new manufacturing facility at the end of January and is a short distance from its existing Watery Lane factory. Work to
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