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Quick on his feet: Vince Cable talks to Building


Vince Cable believes he’s gaining ground on his two main rivals over Brexit. But the parliamentary veteran is keen to show his isn’t a party campaigning on a single issue

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North and South: George Osborne talks to Building

2017-09-15T05:00:00+01:00By Mark Leftly

George Osborne talks to Building, reflecting on the ‘northern powerhouse’, infrastructure, Brexit and his hope that the current government will finish the job he started

Tim Farron

Interview: Tim Farron

2016-01-15T06:00:00+00:00By Mark Leftly

Leading the Lib Dems may sound like the worst job in politics following the party’s drubbing in last year’s election, but an out-of-sorts Labour sees Tim Farron adopt the role at a time of opportunity

Mark Swindlehurst

Interview: Mark Swindlehurst

2013-09-05T06:00:00+01:00By Adam Branson

The chair of the Association of University Directors of Estates talks to Building about opportunities in the universities sector

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Interview: Ed Davey, energy secretary

2013-08-02T00:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

The energy secretary on the Green Deal, nuclear, and George Osborne’s climate change scepticism


Andy Rose: A very public private man

2013-05-10T06:00:00+01:00By Adam Branson

Andy Rose has built his reputation by raising private finance for public projects. But is that going to help him deliver 170,000 affordable homes in the next three years?

Education Funding Agency

Interview: Mike Green


The man in charge of capital works at the Education Funding Agency has his finger on the ‘go’ button

Andrew Gould

Andrew Gould: Pause for thought

2013-04-03T10:38:00+01:00By Adam Branson

In his sabbatical from Jones Lang LaSalle, Andrew Gould is busy being chair of the UKGBC – where he intends to ‘educate’ rather than ‘lobby’ the government on green issues

Greg Barker

Interview with Greg Barker


Energy minister Greg Barker talks to Building about why value for money is so important and his passion for the Green Deal

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Greg Clark: Local hero

2011-02-18T00:00:00+00:00By Joey Gardiner

Greg Clark pretty much invented localism as a political idea, and now he’s the minister implementing it as a policy. But he’s adamant that he is genuinely pro-development and not the nimby champion we all fear

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