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Midlands leads the HPI into 2018

Midlands leads the HPI into 2018

News   •   Jan 17, 2018 08:58 GMT

The UK House Price Index has revealed that prices grew by 5.1% in the year to November 2017, with Midlands leading the way.

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Carillion update

Carillion update

News   •   Jan 17, 2018 08:25 GMT

The government is moving quickly to assure contracts, and sub contractors working with the beleaguered company, will be supported.

The Carillion Conundrum: Menzies LLP on the impact of insolvency

The Carillion Conundrum: Menzies LLP on the impact of insolvency

News   •   Jan 16, 2018 08:30 GMT

In light of yesterday's announcement, Simon Underwood - Business Recovery Partner at accountancy firm Menzies LLP - weighs in on the evolving Carillion crisis with advice for those companies affected.

MacRobert Award seeks North West's best and brightest engineers

MacRobert Award seeks North West's best and brightest engineers

News   •   Jan 16, 2018 06:30 GMT

​The Royal Academy of Engineering has issued an open invitation to North West businesses for the much-coveted MacRobert Award, which celebrates innovative examples of engineering across the UK.

Carillion declares insolvency as Government moves to protect public services

Carillion declares insolvency as Government moves to protect public services

News   •   Jan 15, 2018 12:02 GMT

​After months of speculation, the worst has come to pass - Carillion, the UK's second largest construction company, is to be liquidated having amassed a staggering £1.5Bn of debt.

£170M Lee Valley Rail programme continues apace

£170M Lee Valley Rail programme continues apace

News   •   Jan 15, 2018 08:00 GMT

​Disused land is being used to reinstate a third track spanning Stratford and Angel Road stations as part of the wider £170M Lee Valley Rail programme courtesy of Network Rail.

​Construction output continues to decrease

​Construction output continues to decrease

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2018 15:47 GMT

Reaction to ONS Construction Output figures

​Steady as she goes

​Steady as she goes

Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2018 10:57 GMT

The latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI® figures have been released for December. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) posted 52.2 in December, down from 53.1 in November but above the 50.0 no-change threshold for the third month running.

​Confidence rises as housing grows

​Confidence rises as housing grows

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2017 11:45 GMT

House buyers twice as likely to be 'very satisfied' with an SME built home

House buyers twice as likely to be 'very satisfied' with an SME built home

News   •   Dec 12, 2017 09:00 GMT

​New research, conducted by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), has revealed that house buyers are twice as likely to be 'very satisfied' with the quality of their new homes - providing they are built by a small or medium-sized (SME) house builder, that is.

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HS2 Ltd appoint Andrew McNaughton to new strategic role

HS2 Ltd appoint Andrew McNaughton to new strategic role

News   •   Dec 12, 2017 07:30 GMT

From 2nd January onwards Professor Andrew McNaughton, Technical Director at HS2 Ltd, will transition into his new role as Strategic Technical Adviser.

Anglian Waterways investment

Anglian Waterways investment

News   •   Dec 11, 2017 09:00 GMT

​The Environment Agency has launched a Capital Investment Programme to maintain, improve and protect Anglian Waterways.

Bechtel scores Gatwick contract

Bechtel scores Gatwick contract

News   •   Dec 11, 2017 08:30 GMT

​Gatwick airport has appointed Bechtel to manage the construction delivery of its Capital Investment Programme.

Four year high for manufacturing

Four year high for manufacturing

News   •   Dec 11, 2017 08:00 GMT

​The latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI® figures have revealed the sector is riding a four year high.

Unite urges construction industry to outline its training plans

Unite urges construction industry to outline its training plans

News   •   Dec 05, 2017 08:30 GMT

​With the widening skills shortage of significant concern, Unite - Britain and Ireland's biggest trade union - is urging the construction industry to address the thorny issue of training to avoid a potentially "calamitous" Brexit.

London Bridge station “on track” for 2018

London Bridge station “on track” for 2018

News   •   Dec 05, 2017 08:00 GMT

​Network Rail’s hugely ambitious Thameslink Programme is a step closer this month following completion of the track work surrounding London Bridge station.

CIC welcomes sector deal

CIC welcomes sector deal

News   •   Dec 04, 2017 08:47 GMT

CIC welcomes the construction sector deal and pledges full support to developing the ‘Procure for Better Value’ strand

Modernising UK rail network

Modernising UK rail network

News   •   Dec 04, 2017 08:20 GMT

Transport Secretary announces government Strategic Vision for Rail, developed to guide operational plans and development into the future.