The leading UK construction firms are disappointed with the government, with 55 per cent saying that it failed to meet their expectations in a new survey by Interbuild. The survey also revealed that 8 out of 10 construction industry executives intend to vote Labour at the next general election.
The 40-storey tower proposed for Liverpool's waterfront, by Kohn Pedersen Fox , is one and a third times the height of St Paul's cathedral.
Environmental services consultants and surveying firms recorded the greatest increase in earnings for the third quarter of 1999 with environmental firms up 36 per cent on quarter two and surveyors up 29 per cent.
Fifty-six demonstration projects for the Housing Forum have been selected to meet the targets of the Egan report, such as cutting capital costs by 30 per cent.