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Over £30bn worth of construction projects are underway in Greater London this year according to a major study by CITB.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 9:50 am
Infrastructure work in the capital is set to grow by 54% in the next three years, according to a new CITB forecast out today.
Posted: February 7, 2017, 11:30 pm
South London’s Technology, Engineering & Construction Centre set to provide essential training in carpentry, plastering and bricklaying.
Posted: June 29, 2016, 2:50 pm
The Lloyds Construction Skills Centre will give trainees the skills they need for both on-site jobs and managerial positions.
Posted: June 29, 2016, 8:25 am
CITB and Build UK are joining forces for a week of exclusive, behind-the-scenes events at some of the best building sites in London.
Posted: May 23, 2016, 10:46 am
Research from consultant Arcadis has found that some 35,055 top-end properties are to be built over the next 10 years.
Posted: April 11, 2016, 12:35 pm
Thousands of jobs and apprenticeships set to be created as a result of the new academy.
Posted: March 23, 2016, 2:01 pm
Construction sector growth set to surge ahead, thanks to projects such as HS2 and Hinkley Point.
Posted: February 8, 2016, 12:07 pm
Multibillion-pound project to boost infrastructure as population in the capital looks set to soar.
Posted: February 5, 2016, 1:38 pm
A multi-billion-pound construction project to build a road tunnel beneath the River Thames has been outlined by Highways England.
Posted: January 28, 2016, 10:45 am
Figures from the CITB today reveal that construction employment in Greater London is set to rise by 42,000 in the next five years.
Posted: January 26, 2016, 1:32 pm
The hotel, leisure and sports building sector signed £875m worth of construction contracts in November.
Posted: December 23, 2015, 12:03 pm
Mulalley was awarded the Outstanding (Large) Employer of the Year award, at the prestigious Pride of Construction Awards.
Posted: November 27, 2015, 2:42 pm
Latest research from Deloitte Real Estate reveals office space being built in the capital has jumped by 18%.
Posted: November 10, 2015, 12:54 pm
Anglia Rail Skills Academy has been awarded CITB National Skills Academy for Construction status.
Posted: September 28, 2015, 2:23 pm
London MPs pledged their support to construction apprenticeships at CITB's ‘I’m Backing Apprenticeships’ reception last Wednesday.
Posted: September 22, 2015, 3:32 pm
Construction of the first station for the London Crossrail transport system has been completed.
Posted: September 18, 2015, 12:24 pm
The National Skills Academy for Construction in Hackney has created 136 apprenticeships and 135 work experience placements in construction for local people over the last four years.
Posted: August 27, 2015, 12:51 pm
Business development support and training is being made available to small and medium size construction businesses in London.
Posted: August 3, 2015, 12:01 pm
London’s Southbank Centre is to undergo a £25 million refurbishment, with work due to start this autumn.
Posted: July 31, 2015, 12:29 pm

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South Africa’s biggest construction business, Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon Limited (WBHO), has taken a 60% stake in Manchester’s Russells Construction.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 7:54 am
A coalition of local authorities has formally notified the secretary of state for transport that it intends to seek judicial review of the government’s Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) supporting a third Heathrow runway.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 7:42 am
A House of Lords committee has found that the use of offsite manufacturing in construction is stymied by a lack of collaboration across the industry.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 7:08 am
Building materials supplier Tarmac is outsourcing much of the distribution for its Cement &Lime division.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 6:25 am
The Builders Merchants Federation is warning that its members face a £1bn Brexit bombshell if they are forced to pay 20% VAT upfront on European building materials.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 8:08 am
Robertson Group has seen its turnover leap 25% in the past year thanks to projects such as the new Macallan distillery and the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 7:54 am
Two companies have been fined more than half a million pounds after a site worker lost the use of his legs following an incident in London.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 7:36 am
The London Borough of Haringey has decided to scrap plans for a £2bn regeneration joint venture with Lendlease in the face of controversy.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 7:25 am
London property developer Anthology is planning a multi-million pound commercial and residential development in Stratford, east London.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 6:16 am
Kier Infrastructure has been fined £600,000 after being convicted of safety breaches that resulted in a worker being crushed by a seven-tonne concrete block.
Posted: July 18, 2018, 6:39 am
Rebar manufacturer Celsa is being prosecuted following the fatal explosion at its Splott steelworks in 2015.
Posted: July 18, 2018, 6:22 am
The House of Commons housing committee says that the proposed ban of combustible cladding must not just be restricted to high-rise residential buildings.
Posted: July 18, 2018, 5:46 am
Highways England has begun a new round of public consultation on revised plans for the A303 improvements past Stonehenge in Wiltshire.
Posted: July 18, 2018, 5:45 am
Severfield sales manager Patrick Lawson has moved to Cleveland Bridge UK as senior business development manager.
Posted: July 18, 2018, 5:00 am
Galliford Try's Construction division has seen its balance sheet turn from a net cash position of £137m to net debt of nearly £30m over the past year, and it is all down to the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route project.
Posted: July 17, 2018, 6:28 am
Almost nine out of 10 (89%) local authorities are failing to check their supply chain is getting paid within 30 days for construction work, it has been revealed.
Posted: July 17, 2018, 6:18 am
It appears a new trend may be emerging in the UK construction industry – do-it-yourself online site inductions, because site managers lack the time or inclination.
Posted: July 17, 2018, 6:12 am
Consulting engineer Steer Davies Gleave has rebranded as simply Steer.
Posted: July 17, 2018, 6:10 am
Doors and windows supplier Safestyle has turned to construction turnaround specialist Alan Lovell to help return the business to profit.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 6:36 am
Suffolk County Council has submitted it plans for the Lake Lothing Third Crossing to the Planning Inspectorate for approval.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 6:03 am
Developer Qatari Diar has submitted revised plans for the final phase of its £3bn Chelsea Barracks redevelopment.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 5:58 am
The Health & Safety Executive has issues a safety alert to construction contractors, reminding them to keep their sites child-proof.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 5:52 am
Last week was an even busier one for height safety related court cases than we thought, with news of two more hearings coming to light.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 5:49 am
Sir Terry Morgan, currently chairman of Crossrail, has been appointed chairman of HS2 Ltd.
Posted: July 13, 2018, 7:07 am
Three separate courts around the country have this week handed down heavy fines to contractors failing to keep employees safe during roof repair work.
Posted: July 13, 2018, 6:38 am
Kier Facilities Services has been fined £200,000 for safety breaches after a subcontractor’s employee fell from the roof of an east London school.
Posted: July 13, 2018, 6:23 am
A 19-year-old trainee has become the youngest ever technical member of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.
Posted: July 13, 2018, 5:51 am
Carillion, says its former chief executive Richard Howson, was a victim of its clients: "any analysis as to the causes of the failure of Carillion is not complete without looking at the way in which government and the wider public sector procured services from Carillion and failed to administer payments."
Posted: July 12, 2018, 7:21 am
The battle for the board of maintenance contractor Mears has taken another turn with the disgruntled German shareholder now seeking not just to oust the sitting chairman but to choose his replacement.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 6:52 am
Professional bodies from across the UK construction industry have joined forces with more than 30 organisations from around the world to develop international standards to address fire safety in buildings.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 5:54 am