Monthly Archives: August 2009

Midas loses its touch in downturn

Several small loss-making jobs and lower interest payments on cash reserves saw pre-tax profits at Exeter-based Midas Group slide from £5.9m last year to £631,000 in the year to April 2009.

Four contractors chase fashion warehouse job

A quartet of contractors is chasing a £12m warehouse for fashion retailer River Island in Milton Keynes.

Linford Group notches up £46m of contract wins

Linford Group has notched up recent contract wins totalling £46m, with new projects for both its building and restoration divisions.

Four line up for £100m office job

Four heavyweight contestants are working up bids for a £100m office scheme in Brighton.

Costain set to close pension scheme

Costain is set to close its final salary pension scheme after the deficit climbed from £39.6m as at 31 December 2008 to £75.7m as at 30 June 2009.

Lend Lease signs £180m Birmingham schools deal

Birmingham City Council has signed a deal with Catalyst Lend Lease and its construction partner Bovis Lend Lease for the £180m first phase of its Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

100 applicants chase labourer’s job

More than 100 people applied for a labourer’s job in Scotland within four days of the ad appearing.

Civils giants join forces for Crossrail tunnel bid

Four of the biggest names in tunneling have joined forces to bid for the Crossrail tunnel contracts announced earlier today.

Engineers probe Dublin viaduct collapse

Divers and engineers are probing why a 20m section of viaduct suddenly collapsed on Friday night on the outskirts of Dublin.

Laing O’Rourke turnover rises to £4.1bn

Laing O’Rourke has held on to its crown as the UK’s largest private construction firm as it pushed its turnover up to £4.1bn (£3.6bn) for the year to 31…