Blacklist instigator set for MP’s questioning

Ian Kerr who was chief executive of the Consulting Association which held information for contractors to vet potential employees, is set to be questioned at a Scottish Affairs Committee hearing today. The hearing comes as part of further investigations into ...

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Northampton Campus

Northampton University plans new £330m campus

Plans by The University of Northampton to build a new campus alongside the River Nene have come one step closer to reality with an agreement over land, brokered by the West Northamptonshire Development Corporation. Proposals will see the Avon Nunn Mills ...

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Carillion fined £130,000 for safety breaches

Carillion has been fined £130,000 and £52,500 in costs following failures which led to the death of a scaffolder working on apartments at Meridian Quay in Swansea. Febrey Limited, which was jointly prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive, managed to ...

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Tender prices to see no recovery until 2014

EC Harris has predicted that construction tender prices will not recover until the first quarter of 2014 in London and the second quarter for the rest of the country. The firm’s latest Market View report predicts that overall, tender prices in ...

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Deal makes way for Mace to start £250m Greenwich project

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Greenwich council have finalised an agreement to make way for the delivery of a £250m development in south-east London. A joint venture between Mace and Hadley Property Group will see the transformation of ...

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Vince Cable

College construction projects share £412m

Over 50 colleges across the country will spend a share of £412m towards new build and refurbishment works. £110m comes through the Skills Funding Agency while colleges will provide £302m. The move comes as the third phase of the Enhanced ...

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Bolton Town Hall refurb goes to ISG

A £6m contract for the redevelopment and refurbishment of Bolton Town Hall has gone to ISG. The development aims to double the number of staff able to work in the building, with works involving the creation of large open-plan spaces. ISG ...

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Air lift

Two injured in cherry-picker incident

A cherry-picker overturned at Frankley Waterworks near Birmingham yesterday, resulting in two construction workers being taken to hospital. The accident is believed to have happened as the men were preparing to pour concrete on site. One of the men in ...

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Charted Institute of Building help develop thousands of careers

A new website has been developed by the Chartered Institute Of Building in conjunction with to provide a unique careers development tool for the construction industry. Saul Townsend, head of communications for the CIOB, told the Construction Manager that the ...

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new school

Britain’s most expensive school to open next week

Holland Park School will be Britain’s most expensive comprehensive school when it opens in Kensington next week for 1,480 pupils. The school which boasts of a glass roof and glass walled classrooms complete with energy saving fins was designed by ...

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