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Thursday27 November 2014

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Nottingham trams

Notts tram delays 'main cause' of Vinci’s construction losses

27 Nov 14 | By Vern Pitt

Firm’s civil engineering arm confirms £570m Nottingham project is ‘mainly’ responsible for losses in half-year results

rail

HS2 delays Euston Station developer tender

27 Nov 14 | By David Blackman

HS2 Ltd confirms it will no longer seek expressions of interest to redevelop station in January

Hinkley C

Hinkley to hire Chinese experts

27 Nov 14 | By Vern Pitt

Source close to project says consultants expected to be brought onto EDF’s £16bn nuclear power plant

Firefighters at the scene of the Mac fire

Cause of Glasgow's Mac fire revealed by official investigators

27 Nov 14 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk

Meanwhile, 14 architects are in running for the reconstruction

FCBS Birmingham Conservatoire

Plans in for £40m Birmingham conservatoire

27 Nov 14 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk

Birmingham council to rule on proposal by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

more news

Project news

Artist's impression of the Westgate scheme

Oxford's £500m Westgate mall wins final approved

26 Nov 14

Planners pave way for construction of Crown Estate and Land Securities joint venture

The Pinnacle

Lipton Rogers closes in on deal to revive stalled Pinnacle tower

7 Nov 14

Exclusive: Sir Stuart Lipton-led design team close to taking over mothballed tower, with “helter skelter” design to be scrapped

Centre Point

Brookfield Multiplex set for £350m Centre Point revamp

6 Nov 14

Exclusive: Developer Almacantar replaces incumbent pre-construction contractor Sir Robert McAlpine

Renzo Piano - Shardlette

Green light for Renzo Piano's residential tower next to Shard

5 Nov 14

26-storey residential tower by the Shard architect in London Bridge given the go ahead

The Pinnacle

Deal to revive Pinnacle tower draws near

3 Nov 14

French fund manager Axa leading a consortium that is in talks to takeover the development of the stalled City of London tower

Bishopsgate Goods Yard site, Shoreditch, London

Battle over Bishopsgate towers plan heats up

29 Oct 14

A dozen towers planned for Shoreditch site, with campaigners saying scheme is “big, ugly and not fit for purpose”

Brum retirement

Green light for 16-storey Brum retirement scheme

29 Oct 14

Developer Pegasus Life wins approval for five towers in Sutton Coldfield

Battersea Power Station

Skanska confirmed for iconic Battersea Power Station job

27 Oct 14

Contractor sees off three big name rivals to take £600m job to redevelop the Battersea Power Station

Levitt Bernstein's Granada Studios plan for the Manchester Grande

Levitt Bernstein to transform Granada Studios into hotel

23 Oct 14

TV studios where Coronation Street was filmed to become an “event hotel”

Wright + Wright Geffrye Museum

Geffrye Museum seeks fresh funding for revamp

23 Oct 14

£15m scheme by Wright & Wright sweats on decision next spring

Make scheme for Derwent in Charlotte Street

Derwent dusts off £150m Saatchi building revamp

9 Oct 14

Exclusive: Three contractors in the running for Derwent’s redevelopment of the Saatchi & Saatchi office building in central London

240 Blackfriars - incident

Pane of glass falls from London office building

7 Oct 14

Pane of glass falls several stories onto pavement from office construction site, but fortunately no one injured

Theatr Bryn Terfel

Further woe for Miller's problem theatre

7 Oct 14

Opening show at Bangor University theatre cancelled after being pushed back five months

Royal Mail's Mount Pleasant site

Boris gives go-ahead to Mount Pleasant scheme

3 Oct 14

Mayor of London approves controversial development on site currently occupied by Royal Mail sorting office in Farringdon

Ebbsfleet_Valley

Developer warns over viability of Ebbsfleet garden city

3 Oct 14

Developer of government-backed garden city says it is “struggling” to make 15,000-home scheme viable

South shields

Green light for £100m South Shields scheme

30 Sep 14

Muse Developments and South Tyneside council searching for contractor

Tottenham stadium - hew homes

Fresh plans for Tottenham stadium homes unveiled

29 Sep 14

Haringey council unveils plans for 1,200 new homes, a park and public space next to Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium development

By Sector

Jeddah

Interserve seals fresh Saudi JV

27 Nov 14 | By Iain Withers

Contractor strikes deal with Gulf facilities management firm Rezayat

more contractor news

Ed Miliband

Lack of female engineers a 'national embarrassment', says Miliband

26 Nov 14 | By Iain Withers

Labour leader takes to Facebook to pledge to train more engineers

more QS news

Industry is working to ensure Green Deal qualifi cations and accreditation procedures are in place to protect consumers

Refinance deal for green loans firm to be struck ‘within weeks’

21 Nov 14 | By Vern Pitt

Finance company delivers positive message after fears raised by ‘voluntary liquidation’ warning in September

more sustainability news

Finance

Jeddah

Interserve seals fresh Saudi JV

27 Nov 14 | By Iain Withers

Contractor strikes deal with Gulf facilities management firm Rezayat

more finance news

Doha moon thumbnail

Qatar unveils $1.6bn moon-shaped hotel

26 Nov 14 | By Iain Withers

Gulf state plans to complete luxury hotel off the coast of Doha before 2022 World Cup

more global news

Firefighters at the scene of the Mac fire

Cause of Glasgow's Mac fire revealed by official investigators

27 Nov 14 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk

Meanwhile, 14 architects are in running for the reconstruction

more architecture news

Nottingham trams

Notts tram delays 'main cause' of Vinci’s construction losses

27 Nov 14 | By Vern Pitt

Firm’s civil engineering arm confirms £570m Nottingham project is ‘mainly’ responsible for losses in half-year results

more infrastructure news

useful

Housing association launches £1bn contractor framework

26 Nov 14 | By Iain Withers

Hyde Group encourages SMEs as well as major contractors to bid

more housing news

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Education & healthcare

Sunderland college Bam

Bam lands £20m Sunderland college

26 Nov 14 | By Iain Withers

Work on the campus will be fully completed in Spring 2016

more education news

Nick Clegg

Clegg unveils £214m investment in cycling infrastructure

27 Nov 14 | By Iain Withers

Package of funding will be announced later today

more policy news

Crane

Strike averted as HTC crane drivers accept 14% pay rise

20 Nov 14 | By Iain Withers

Ucatt members call off tomorrow’s planned strike

more legal news

Dean Webster

Sweett Group chief executive Dean Webster retires early

10 Oct 14

Dean Webster, aged 55, steps down from consultant’s board after 34 years with firm

more career news

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