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Lakehouse suffers £33.3m loss in debut results on stock market

24 Jan 17 9:25 am | By Iain Withers

But executive chairman Bob Holt says firm has ‘reset the dial’

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Contractors scoop £750m NHS modular framework

23 Jan 17 2:54 pm | By Yoosof Farah

The four-year framework was awarded entirely to specialist contractors

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Spanish contractor raises roof on Atletico stadium

20 Jan 17 12:13 pm | By Yoosof Farah

FCC Construcción has begun elevating roof on Atletico Madrid’s new stadium

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Kier continues to top tables with £293m contracts in December

20 Jan 17 6:00 am | By Yoosof Farah

Contractor thrashes rivals with £485m haul for final two months of 2016 with Wates coming second last

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Bechtel over a year behind on £36m Tube upgrade job

19 Jan 17 2:59 pm | By Yoosof Farah

Contractor was originally meant to complete Vauxhall upgrade by end of 2015

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Contractor lands £47m Liverpool life sciences project

18 Jan 17 12:16 pm | By Iain Withers

Morgan Sindall will extend the city’s Knowledge Quarter

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Neil Martin: Steady as he goes

8 Dec 16

Since Neil Martin took over at the helm of Lendlease’s European construction operations he has returned the firm to profit and steadied the ship. So the question everyone wants to know is how he did it

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Contractors' salary survey 2016: All to play for

18 Nov 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Brexit uncertainty has put a brake on wage inflation among contractors, but the latest salary survey from Hays shows opportunities are still out there

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UK airports timeline: Half a century of political indecision

25 Oct 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Today’s government decision to back a third runway at Heathrow comes after nearly 50 years of debate about where to expand airport capacity in the South-east

Top 150 contractors 2016

Top 150 contractors: The rough & tumble

21 Jul 16 | By Joey Gardiner

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 shows the sector pulling out of recession, but economic danger remains

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Top 20 housebuilders 2016

20 Jul 16

Find out who’s in this year’s league of top housebuilders by housebuilding turnover

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Laing ORourke

Laing O’Rourke: Behind closed doors

3 Jun 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Following problem jobs, awkward financial signs and the departure of the chief executive for health reasons, 69-year-old Laing O’Rourke founder Ray O’Rourke has taken the reins once again

Andy Steele

Andy Steele: ‘Was that me?’

29 Mar 16 | By Joey Gardiner

It took Andy Steele just five years to transform Connaught into a £240m-turnover sensation. Can he pull it off again?

COMMUNITY OPINION

James Wates

Move on up

18 Jan 17 | By James Wates

Construction has always valued experience and ability over background and connections. But it can still do a lot more to help increase social mobility - and apprenticeships should be at the heart of our efforts

Richard Threlfall

The rise and fall of the mega-city

11 Jan 17 | By Richard Threlfall

Mega-cities are no longer sustainable and the bigger they become, the less likely are they to function efficiently

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Richard Threlfall

A winning formula

8 Dec 16 | By Richard Threlfall

Creating cities that foster vibrant communities and with the infrastructure in place to secure their economic competitiveness, is no mean feat

Barnaby Redwood

Are you maximising your R&D tax credits?

1 Dec 16 | By Barnaby Redwood

Factoring in R&D at the tendering stage may be new to some but it can give a contractor significant advantages

James Wates

All together now

10 Nov 16 | By James Wates

The Farmer Review is the latest report to call for the fragmented built environment sector to embrace truly collaborative ways of working. The entire construction industry must come together if we are to fulfil our potential

Gordon Miller

Are construction firms tackling modern slavery?

9 Nov 16 | By Gordon Miller

So far there is little evidence to suggest that the majority of companies affected are complying with the Modern Slavery Act

Richard Threlfall

House of cards

2 Nov 16 | By Richard Threlfall

On paper it looks like the government is committed to investing in infrastructure with major projects including Heathrow and Hinkley approved