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Saturday26 July 2014

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Balfour Beatty and Carillion in merger talks

25 Jul 14 | By Allister Hayman

Balfour Beatty and Carillion have announced that they are in talks about a possible merger

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City surprised at Carillion and Balfour merger talks

25 Jul 14 | By Vern Pitt

Analysts say proposed merger between two construction giants has a “50/50” chance of going ahead

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Galliford Try moves into top 10 contractors

25 Jul 14 | By Joey Gardiner

Building’s annual Top 150 contractors and housebuilders league sees the firm move up to eighth

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F+G pays out £3.3m in Manchester tower battle

25 Jul 14 | By Iain Withers

Firm pays out to settle a £9.9m High Court dispute over alleged failings on an abandoned tower project in Manchester

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Contractor makes £200m claim after failed nuclear bid

25 Jul 14 | By Vern Pitt

Energy Solutions files for damages after losing £7bn decommissioning job to Babcock-led consortium

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Royal Docks

Massive east London schemes take step forward

25 Jul 14

Silvertown Quays development submitted for planning while Royal Docks scheme is given the green light

Bishopsgate Goodsyard

Bishopsgate Goodyard scheme submitted for planning

25 Jul 14

Plans to redevelop east London’s Bishopsgate Goods Yard site have now been submitted for planning permission

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Team picked for Royal Docks floating village

23 Jul 14

Architect DRMM with developer Carillion Igloo Genesis and engineer Buro Happold propose Dutch-inspired custom-build community

Golders Green Synagogue

Styles & Wood completes Golders Green synagogue refurb

22 Jul 14

Fit-out contractor completes rennovation of historic London building

Wood Wharf - Allies Morrison master plan

Go ahead for Canary Wharf's massive Wood Wharf scheme

22 Jul 14

Tower Hamlets gives outline permission to 30 new buildings in London’s Docklands, including over 3,000 homes

Swansea Tidal Lagoon

Concerns over £850m Swansea tidal project

22 Jul 14

Experts raise concerns over environmental credentials of the £850m Swansea Tidal Lagoon green energy project

Stratford City Aerial View

Plans for Olympic Park cultural hub launched

21 Jul 14

An international design competition has been announced for a major new cultural and educational district in the Olympic Park

AstraZeneca's Cambridge HQ, designed by Herzog & de Meuron: View from piazza

AstraZeneca unveils plans for £330m Cambridge HQ

21 Jul 14

Architect Herzog & de Meuron reveals first concept images for new HQ that will include global R&D centre

Old Vinyl Factory

Green light for next phase of £250m Old Vinyl Factory scheme

18 Jul 14

Housing developer Hub strikes deal to build 213 homes on the site of the Old Vinyl Factory development in west London

Steven Holl's design for the Maggie's Centre at St Barts Hospital

St Bart's Maggie Centre wins planning

17 Jul 14

Steven Holl-designed Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre for St Bart’s hospital has been narrowly approved by City of London planners

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Dalian Wanda eyes up Brent Cross Cricklewood development

17 Jul 14

Chinese developer sizing up bid for 7,500-home regeneration of Brent Cross Cricklewood in north London

Tottenham Hot Spurs Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur makes new stadium breakthrough

14 Jul 14

Government gives Haringey council permission to compulsory purchase necessary land for new stadium and wider development

Paramount development in Kent

Developer expects 2016 start for £2bn Kent theme park

11 Jul 14

Developer of Paramount Park leisure resort sets out timetable for massive scheme on Swanscombe Peninsula

The Wapping Lane site before the Paul Davis and Partners-designed redevelopment

Paul Davis completes Docklands housing

11 Jul 14

A five-block mixed-use development adjacent to east London’s historic Tobacco Dock has now been completed.

Feildon & Mawson's New Kumasi City Hall in Ghana

UK architects shortlisted for Ghana project

10 Jul 14

Elsie Owusu Architects and Feilden & Mawson have been shortlisted for a civic centre in one of Ghana’s largest metropolitan areas

Smithfield Quarter - John McAslan + Partners

Developer may 'sit on' Smithfield site

9 Jul 14

Henderson’s lease on the buildings does not expire until 2020 and that the developer may decide to hold on to the site

Nine Elms

Green light for £40m Nine Elms bridge

9 Jul 14

Competition to design a new footbridge across the River Thames is set to be launched later his year

New Covent Garden Market redevelopment

St Modwen increases development pipeline

2 Jul 14

Developer reports solid half-year results

Exeter University - Living Systems building

Bam takes over from Wates on £50m Exeter research centre

1 Jul 14

Contractor confirms it has been appointed to project, after Wates and university failed to agree on a price

Cullinan Warwick Uni car centre

Green light for £92m Warwick automotive centre

1 Jul 14

Cullinan Studio-designed scheme at Warwick for Tata and Jaguar Land Rover wins planning

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Balfour Beatty and Carillion in merger talks

25 Jul 14 | By Allister Hayman

Balfour Beatty and Carillion have announced that they are in talks about a possible merger

more contractor news

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F+G pays out £3.3m in Manchester tower battle

25 Jul 14 | By Iain Withers

Firm pays out to settle a £9.9m High Court dispute over alleged failings on an abandoned tower project in Manchester

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Government closes £120m Green Deal incentive scheme

25 Jul 14 | By Allister Hayman

Cash-back scheme designed to boost take up of Green Deal closes with immediate effect due to “overwhelming popular demand”

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Balfour Beatty and Carillion in merger talks

25 Jul 14 | By Allister Hayman

Balfour Beatty and Carillion have announced that they are in talks about a possible merger

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China

Balfour Beatty wins £300m of work in Hong Kong

16 Jul 14 | By Building news desk

Balfour Beatty’s Hong Kong-based joint venture has won two contracts worth £300m

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Royal Docks

Massive east London schemes take step forward

25 Jul 14 | By Dave Rogers

Silvertown Quays development submitted for planning while Royal Docks scheme is given the green light

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Contractor makes £200m claim after failed nuclear bid

25 Jul 14 | By Vern Pitt

Energy Solutions files for damages after losing £7bn decommissioning job to Babcock-led consortium

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Construction site

Galliford Try moves into top 10 contractors

25 Jul 14 | By Joey Gardiner

Building’s annual Top 150 contractors and housebuilders league sees the firm move up to eighth

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Wates takes £80m east London priority schools

23 Jul 14 | By Allister Hayman

Wates takes Barking, Dagenham and Newham priorty schools batch, while Kier appointed to additional London batch

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Construction site

RLB slams £750m framework award as ‘complete shambles’

24 Jul 14 | By Iain Withers

Pressure mounts on government over consultants’ framework as Turner & Townsend lodges legal challenge

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Contractor makes £200m claim after failed nuclear bid

25 Jul 14 | By Vern Pitt

Energy Solutions files for damages after losing £7bn decommissioning job to Babcock-led consortium

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Government launches push to "inspire next generation of engineers"

4 Nov 13 | By Iain Withers

Raft of measures announced backed by £49m of new public funding

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