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Tuesday01 September 2015

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Endless to refinance Imtech UK

1 Sep 15 | By Tim Clark

Private equity firm to refinance Imtech UK after reaching agreement with Dutch parent company

Stephen Hodder

Clients 'forced to replace concept architects because they lose interest'

1 Sep 15 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk

RIBA reports client frustrations over divide between practices with vision and those that can deliver

Construction generic

Longcross Construction in £1.3m dispute with engineer GGA

1 Sep 15 | By Louise Dransfield

Stricken retail contractor pursues claim against SME engineer

Nuclear submarine

Osborne announces £500m Faslane upgrade

1 Sep 15 | By Tim Clark

New facilities at Scottish naval hub unveiled by Chancellor

Construction site

Contractors ready to change payment practices

28 August 2015 | By Joey Gardiner

Chief executive of industry body says firms “recognise current business model not sustainable”

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Project news

King's Cross

Buyers wanted for Government's Kings Cross stake

17 Aug 15

The government has started the process of selling its 36.5% stake in King’s Cross developer King’s Cross Central Ltd Partnership

Jestico & Whiles Edinburgh hotel

Jestico & Whiles 'coiled ribbons' Edinburgh hotel approved

17 Aug 15

Edinburgh job is part of £850m mixed-use scheme

Grafton's Kingston University Town House project - detail of colonnade facing Surrey County Hall

Green light for £55m Kingston uni building

14 Aug 15

Councillors drop objections to Kingston University scheme they once likened to a ‘WWII flak tower’

Meridian Water Angel Bridge

Five developer shortlist for £2bn north London scheme

11 Aug 15

Big names in the running for Meridian Water development

St Johns

Final plans in for Allied London's huge Manchester scheme

11 Aug 15

Allied London has completed its planning submissions for the entire St John’s masterplan in Manchester

AMC Extended Street View

Brookfield Multiplex lands £275m Abu Dhabi mall contract

10 Aug 15

Brookfield Mulitplex has won the £275m contruction contract for a new shopping centre in Abu Dhabi

Earls Court

HSE asked to 'urgently' investigate Earls Court asbestos claims

10 Aug 15

London Assembly members have requested the HSE “urgently” investigate the Earls Court redevelopment over asbestos concerns

Dirty Lane

Major £300m scheme next to London's Borough Market

10 Aug 15

Developers plan ‘Covent Garden style’ retail and office scheme

Phase 4a Battersea

Battersea Power Station developer relocates affordable homes

5 Aug 15

Developer submits proposals relocating affordable homes to outskirts of main development over concerns of delays from infrastructure projects

Gascoigne Estate, Barking

Bouygues UK bags £42m Barking regeneration scheme

4 Aug 15

Bouygues UK wins first construction contract from Gascoigne Estate regneration masterplan

Arena Central

Galliford Try wins £66m HSBC retail bank HQ

4 Aug 15

Galliford Try has won the £66m contract to build HSBC’s new Birmingham office

Intu's Watford shopping centre extension

Cost of Watford mall revamp jumps 48%

30 Jul 15

Client Intu says cost of mall refurbishment and extension has soared following Bam’s departure

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Galliford Try inks £48.5m Lincolnshire schools deal

28 Jul 15

Contractor to build two secondary schools and six primary schools in north of county

Future Croydon

Savills plots £40m Croydon scheme

27 Jul 15

Savills’ investment management arm has purchased an industrial site in West Croydon

Bishopsgate Goodsyard

Hammerson posts 9.2% drop in profit

24 Jul 15

Hammerson has reported a drop in its pre-tax profit for the first half of 2015.

FCBS Birmingham Conservatoire

Galliford Try lands £46m Birmingham Conservatoire

21 Jul 15

Contractor wins contract to build new Conservatoire for Birmingham City University

Chelsea FC Herzog

Engineer picked for Chelsea FC's 'gothic skin'

21 Jul 15

SME appointed as facade engineer on high profile project

Grosvenor thumb

Plans in for major Mayfair hotel

17 Jul 15

Hopkins submits plans for client Grosvenor for Hyde Park Corner hotel

Shaftesbury win planning for Chinatown scheme

16 Jul 15

West End developer to reconfigure retail and refurbish block in Chinatown in advance of Crossrail opening

Shell Centre

All clear for Shell Centre as appeal deadline passes

10 Jul 15

The joint venture between Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar is free to begin its development plans for the Shell Centre after the passing of appeals deadline

Workers

Online poll: Illegal labour

26 Aug 15

Will the government crackdown on illegal foreign labour cause problems for the construction industry? Vote here

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Longcross Construction in £1.3m dispute with engineer GGA

1 Sep 15 | By Louise Dransfield

Stricken retail contractor pursues claim against SME engineer

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Construction generic

Longcross Construction in £1.3m dispute with engineer GGA

1 Sep 15 | By Louise Dransfield

Stricken retail contractor pursues claim against SME engineer

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Feed-in tariffs next in line for government axe

28 Aug 15 | By Yoosof Farah

Government starts consultation on future of feed-in tariffs due to scheme’s “projected overspend”

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Finance

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Kier retains £1.5bn Scape minor works framework

28 Aug 15 | By Iain Withers

Maximum value of projects that can be delivered through the framework increased from £2m to £4m

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Architects compete for Obama's presidential library

28 Aug 15 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk

Global competiton is weighted in favour of US architects

more global news

Stephen Hodder

Clients 'forced to replace concept architects because they lose interest'

1 Sep 15 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk

RIBA reports client frustrations over divide between practices with vision and those that can deliver

more architecture news

London Bridge visualisation

New images of London Bridge station revamp

25 Aug 15 | By Tim Clark

Visuals show finished station once complete in 2018

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Planning Houses

All change at top of Henry Boot

28 Aug 15 | By Iain Withers

New executive team announced as housebuilder posts solid half-year results

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Education & healthcare

Hospital

Sweett lands £130m NHS work haul

24 Aug 15 | By Tim Clark

Consultant and BDP appointed to new build and maintenance programme worth combined £130m

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Feed-in tariffs next in line for government axe

28 Aug 15 | By Yoosof Farah

Government starts consultation on future of feed-in tariffs due to scheme’s “projected overspend”

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Electrical wiring

Private equity firm circles Imtech UK

26 Aug 15 | By Louise Dransfield

Private equity firm Endless in “exclusive negotiations” regarding buying Irish business and three subsidiaries, and is “interested” in UK

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Construction site

NG Bailey calls for significant changes to careers advice in schools

1 Jul 15 | By Yoosof Farah

Contractor recommends pilot scheme for 500 schools to help end skills crisis

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