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Wellington Place’s multi-million pound impact on Yorkshire

Transformed from a low-grade retail park to a multi-million-pound commercial property development, Wellington Place is now one of the most successful City Centre regeneration projects in the UK and has to date contributed a total economic value (GVA) of £200 ...

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BSRIA publishes Soft Landings and BFM topic guide

BSRIA has launched a free to download topic guide on Soft Landings and Business-Focused Maintenance (BFM). The guide is an ‘at a glance publication’ and aims to inform those involved in the design, construction and operation of a building about ...

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FM sought for evidence on construction product information

The Construction Products Association’s (CPA) has extended its Call for Evidence on construction product information to 23 April 2019, and in particular is seeking responses from the facilities management sector. The survey forms a critical part of the construction industry’s ...

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VINCI launches health and safety strategy – THINK AGAIN

VINCI Construction UK (VCUK) has introduced a refreshed approach to improving health & safety which recognises the significant role that behaviour has on influencing the performance of the organisation. THINK AGAIN will focus on how behaviour and choice can help ...

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Former Wates boss to take up CEO role at Kier

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Kier Group has appointed Andrew Davies as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 15 April 2019. From 2014 to 2018, Davies was the CEO of Wates Group, the construction, developments and property services group. In October 2017, Davies was announced ...

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Wates reports increased profits and record order book

Family-owned construction, development and property services company, Wates Group, has reported increased profits for the year ending 31 December 2018, with a record order book of £5.4 billion heading into 2019. Turnover for 2018 was within one per cent of ...

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Free Movement

Maddie Grounds of the Immigration Advice Service asks how will the Government’s immigration vision impact the UK construction industry? It has been over two and half years since the UK voted to leave the European Union. Yet, the future of ...

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Five office fit-out firms fined for breaking competition law

Five companies – Fourfront, Loop, Coriolis, ThirdWay and Oakley – have agreed to pay fines totalling over £7 million after admitting being involved in cartel behaviour. Following a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation, each company has admitted to breaking ...

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FRC extends probe into Carillion financial statements

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has extended its investigations into the preparation, approval and audit of the financial statements of Carillion plc to include certain matters relating to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2013. The FRC ...

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Unite calls for all workers in construction to be provided with death benefits

Unite, the construction union, is launching a campaign to ensure that all workers in the industry, regardless of their employment status or where their employer sits in the supply chain, are provided with death benefits, following the recent tragic fatality ...

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