Contractors Focus

  • Waste bunker and grab
    Features

    Interserve: Waste not, want not

    2018-05-18T06:00:00Z

    Interserve’s energy-from-waste crisis has prompted fears of another Carillion-style collapse, as the company takes drastic action to rebalance the books

  • Bill 9761
    Features

    Bill Hocking: Dealer's choice

    2018-01-19T12:22:00Z

    Bill Hocking, boss of Galliford Try’s construction arm, might have felt he’d been dealt a bad hand when he took over the job two years ago, but now that he holds all the cards, he’s moved to reduce the risk the firm takes on

  • 160926 kks old bailey 016
    Features

    Fit-out firm BW sets out growth plans

    2018-01-04T07:00:00Z

    BW sizing up bigger jobs and overseas alliances as it aims to push income to a ‘comfortable’ £250m

  • Theresa May and Arlene Foster
    Features

    DUP: Done deal?

    2017-08-03T10:06:00Z

    With the Conservatives and DUP agreeing increased funding for the region, and a sizeable chunk of it going to infrastructure projects, Northern Ireland looked to be the big winner from June’s election. But does ongoing political turmoil put much of this construction work at risk?

  • Top 150 contractors 2017
    Features

    Top 150 contractors: Whatever the weather

    2017-07-28T06:00:00Z

    This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 shows the sector enjoying reasonably benign market conditions but remaining fearful of the uncertainties of Brexit and volatile domestic politics

  • Philip Hammond Mansion House
    Features

    Show us the money, Mr Hammond

    2017-07-07T06:00:00Z

    When Philip Hammond announced last month that UK Guarantees would include construction, many viewed it as a lifeline for infrastructure projects unlikely to have access to funding from the European Investment Bank after Brexit. But will this replacement work?

  • Eugenie Bliah
    Features

    How Brexit got personal

    2017-06-23T06:00:00Z

    The focus of Brexit so far has been the possible impact on construction’s growing skills shortage. But how is the UK’s vote to leave affecting the EU nationals themselves and what can employers do to ensure that they stay?

  • Border
    Features

    ‘Projects won’t be delivered’

    2017-06-22T06:00:00Z

    With the industry dependent on EU workers, major restrictions on immigration as part of a ‘hard Brexit’ could be disastrous

  • Bridge
    Features

    Executive pay: Scrutiny on the bounty

    2017-06-15T06:00:00Z

    Last month’s shareholder rebellion at Balfour Beatty’s AGM shows investors are now more willing to challenge large pay packets for the industry’s executives

  • Homes
    Features

    Housebuilders' ground rent "scandal"

    2017-05-19T08:00:00Z

    Government has now said it will crack down on ‘doubling’ leasehold ground rents, earlier in the year Building investigated this controversial industry practice