Construction News http://www.construction.co.uk SNC-Lavalin To Acquire WS Atkins http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228559/snc-lavalin-to-acquire-ws-atkins http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228559/snc-lavalin-to-acquire-ws-atkins Canadian engineering group SNC-Lavalin has agreed to purchase rival British firm WS Atkins for £2.1 billion. The deal will create a multi-billion dollar global professional services and project manag Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Balfour Beatty Secures Overhead Electricity Line Refurb Contract http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228561/balfour-beatty-secures-overhead-electricity-line-refurb-contract http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228561/balfour-beatty-secures-overhead-electricity-line-refurb-contract Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has appointed Balfour Beatty to carry out an overhead electricity line refurbishment project across Southern England. The contractor will design and Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Cemex HGV Drivers Threaten Strike Action In Pay Dispute http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228560/cemex-hgv-drivers-threaten-strike-action-in-pay-dispute http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228560/cemex-hgv-drivers-threaten-strike-action-in-pay-dispute HGV drivers working for Cemex UK are threatening to take industrial action in a dispute over cuts to their pay. A total of 74 drivers, based at four depots in Rugby, Warwickshire, Tilbury, Essex, Bar Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Govt Commits To £173.5m Leeds Transport Improvements http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228601/govt-commits-to-173-5m-leeds-transport-improvements http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228601/govt-commits-to-173-5m-leeds-transport-improvements The UK Government has pledged to commit more than £173 million towards public transport improvements in Leeds. The Department for Transport (DfT) has expressed its support for an integrated £173.5m p Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planning Permissions Granted For Over 293,000 Homes - Report http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228594/planning-permissions-granted-for-over-293-000-homes-report http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228594/planning-permissions-granted-for-over-293-000-homes-report New figures have revealed planning permissions were granted for over 293,000 new homes in Great Britain in 2016. In its new report, the Home Builders Federation (HBF) said the total 293,127 figure is Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Sellafield Unveils New Procurement Model To Find Construction Partners http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228593/sellafield-unveils-new-procurement-model-to-find-construction-partners http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228593/sellafield-unveils-new-procurement-model-to-find-construction-partners Sellafield has unveiled a new procurement model which will see four construction partners delivering major projects at the nuclear site over the next 20 years. The company will use the Programme and Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT UK Supports Over 150,000 Industry Jobs In Scotland http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228558/uk-supports-over-150-000-industry-jobs-in-scotland http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228558/uk-supports-over-150-000-industry-jobs-in-scotland New figures have revealed more than 150,000 manufacturing and construction jobs are supported by Scotland%apos;s trade with the rest of the UK. Research from the Fraser of Allander Institute show that ove Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT CITB Unveils £600,000 Programme To Fund On-Site Training Assessors http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228570/citb-unveils-600-000-programme-to-fund-on-site-training-assessors http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228570/citb-unveils-600-000-programme-to-fund-on-site-training-assessors A new £600,000 programme has been unveiled to help fund new on-site training assessors across Great Britain. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) initiative has been created after small an Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Row Erupts Over Bonus Payments To Hinkley Point C Workers http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228540/row-erupts-over-bonus-payments-to-hinkley-point-c-workers http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228540/row-erupts-over-bonus-payments-to-hinkley-point-c-workers A row has erupted over bonus payments to 700 construction workers building the £18 billion Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset. It is understood the BYLOR consortium, made up of the Frenc Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Plans Approved To Build 200 Student Beds At Balliol College http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228496/plans-approved-to-build-200-student-beds-at-balliol-college http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/228496/plans-approved-to-build-200-student-beds-at-balliol-college Plans have been approved to build more than 200 new student bedrooms at Balliol College in Oxford. Designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects, the scheme forms part of the Master%apos;s Field Project which w Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT