Monthly Archives: February 2009

Top 5 construction tenders of the week

This week’s top five tenders include road resurfacing works in Newport, a hospital refurbishment framework and highway improvement packages in Essex.

Lights out as Cat excavators demolish Enfield lighting factory - VIDEO

An old GE lighting factory is demolished by two high reach excavators in Enfield, London.

Grafton reports £57m pre-tax profit

Grafton has announced a pre-tax profit of £57m which is well down on the £210m profit figure in the previous year.

Arsenal hit by housing slump

The dire state of the property market is hitting football giant Arsenal.

CBI urges government to relax planning time limit

The CBI has urged the government to allow the extension of planning permissions that are due to expire, in a bid to help construction firms forced to postpone projects during the recession.

RICS reports record construction work slump

Construction workloads fell to record lows during the last quarter of 2008 according to the latest RICS UK Construction Market Survey.

PFI needs £4bn of help from government funds

The government is expected to provide bridging loans running to a total of £4bn to keep planned PFI projects on track.

PFI needs £4bn of help from government funds

The government is expected to provide bridging loans running to a total of £4bn to keep planned PFI projects on track.

Redrow in the red and making 10% further cut in construction costs

Redrow has dived into the red over the past six months to the tune of £46m adding to the last full-year’s pre-tax loss of £190m.

Redrow in the red and making 10% further cut in construction costs

Redrow has dived into the red over the past six months to the tune of £46m adding to the last full-year’s pre-tax loss of £190m.