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L'Obscurier

Daily news

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Latest boost for Time for Change follows BCSA support

19-Dec-2014

The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) has joined other leading trade associations in promoting our Time for Change e-petition, which aims to achieve a Parliamentary debate on the issue of retention funds in construction contracts.

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Three shortlisted for £175m Garden Bridge

19-Dec-2014 | By

Three contractors have been shortlisted for the £175m Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge across the River Thames in London.

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McAleer & Rushe lands £100m hotel pipeline

19-Dec-2014 | By

Hotel developer Dominvs Group has appointed McAleer & Rushe to build out its pipeline of hotels in the UK, worth more than £100m.

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Labour MP warns on NIMBYs as London seeks 'catalytic' housing investment

18-Dec-2014 | By Anna Cafolla

Tottenham MP and potential Labour candidate to be the next mayor of London David Lammy has criticised the chancellor’s Autumn Statement for not doing more to support housebuilding and provide the “catalytic public sector investment” needed to address London’s housing shortage.

Chinese contractors shortlisted for One Nine Elms as UK firms exit

Exclusive: Chinese contractors shortlisted for One Nine Elms as UK firms exit

18-Dec-2014 | By

Two state-owned Chinese contractors are among three companies shortlisted for Wanda One’s £400m One Nine Elms development after UK firms pulled out of the race, Construction News can reveal.

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Change of F-Gas Regulation will require leak checking of 425,000 new refrigeration systems

17-Dec-2014 | By

Defra consultation reveals high number of systems will come into scope for first time due to changes in F-Gas rules

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Exclusive: DIO shelves plans for two regional frameworks

17-Dec-2014 | By

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has shelved plans for two regional frameworks due to a lack of projects, Construction News has learned.

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Highways Agency reveals contractor performance table

17-Dec-2014 | By

EM Highways has topped a supplier performance table for the Highways Agency in December, it revealed today.

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New £3bn social framework to match EFA school rates

17-Dec-2014 | By

A new £3bn social infrastructure framework will procure school building projects at the same rates as the Education Funding Agency, Construction News has learned.

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Defra seeks views of the cooling industry on F-Gas enforcement

16-Dec-2014 | By

Government issues consultation document giving industry until January 20 to respond to questions over implementation. Consultation reveals that Environment Agency has just two staff for enforcement activity.