Archive for October, 2016

Construction output falls 1.4% after Brexit vote

Construction output falls 1.4% after Brexit vote

28/10/16

Construction output fell by 1.4% in the third quarter in the first official GDP figures to be released since the EU referendum. The fall follows a 0.1% downward blip in the previous quarter and means that construction output against the same period a year ago is down by just 0.2%. Construction led falls at all […]

Murphy wins UK-Belgium 1GW interconnector project

Murphy wins UK-Belgium 1GW interconnector project

28/10/16

J. Murphy & Sons has secured the project to build a converter station in Kent for the Nemo Link connector between the UK and Belgium. The Nemo Link 140km electrical interconnector project is being developed by a joint venture between National Grid Interconnectors and Belgium’s Elia. Murphy is working in partnership with Siemens, having partnered successfully to deliver […]

European construction output slips

European construction output slips

28/10/16

Construction output fell by 1.3% in August across the 28 countries of the European Union, according to latest figures from the EU statistical office, Eurostat. Production in 19 countries of the Eurozone was down by 0.9% compared to July. In July 2016, output had grown by 1.5% in the Euro area and by 0.3% in […]

Construction industry welcomes £18.6bn boost

Construction industry welcomes £18.6bn boost

28/10/16

While Friends of the Earth dismissed it as just an expensive way to flog perfume, construction industry interests seem broadly unanimous in delighting at government support for an £18.6bn third runway at Heathrow. Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced that the government will publish a consultation document outlining the benefits of Heathrow expansion in the […]

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