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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 […]

Planners approves £300m Chester Northgate scheme

Planners approves £300m Chester Northgate scheme

22/09/16

The Chester Northgate project will transform the northwest quarter of Chester City Centre with new shopping, leisure and residential development. Phase one – the development of two restaurants in the current library building is expected to start in autumn 2017.  A 167-bedroom 4 star hotel and conference centre and a large cinema are among the plans as well. The […]

Manchester University names partners for £10m projects

Manchester University names partners for £10m projects

21/09/16

Manchester University has picked the contractors it will use for new projects worth up to £10m. Among these we find Kier, Graham Construction and Willmott Dixon. With an ambitious programme of over £1bn over the next six years the University is planning improvements to its main campus. The construction works include refurbishment, landscaping, new build and demolition.

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Electricians – “Crossrail won’t be ready on time”

20/09/16

Electricians working on Crossrail are warning that the £14.8bn route will not be ready in time for its planned opening in 2018. Workers have also been in touch with the Enquirer to complain about site conditions including claims that on some parts of the job there is a one hour walk to the nearest toilets. […]

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