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Steve Marshall, executive chair of Balfour Beatty

Balfour boss: Carillion 'not in a position' to make hostile bid

1 August 2014| By Vern Pitt

Steve Marshall also says Balfour Beatty will soon unveil upgraded investment portfolio valuation to bolster share price

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Morgan Sindall takes £120m Pf2 schools batch

31 July 2014 |Updated: 1 August 2014| By Allister Hayman

London housing

Private housing continues to drive growth

1 August 2014| By Allister Hayman

Woodberry Down - Berkeley, North London skyline

Government unveils fresh planning shake-up

1 August 2014| By Allister Hayman

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Editor's view

Sarah Richardson

Balfour and Carillion - deal or no deal?

30 July 2014| By Sarah Richardson

What would be the potential pros and cons for the industry if this massive merger were to go through?


Zaha Hadid Softbridge project

Zaha Hadid: Softbridge Project, Oxford

30 July 2014| By Ike Ijeh

The groves of academe have been buzzing with debate about Zaha Hadid’s Softbridge project, now on site at St Anthony’s college, Oxford. But for Bam’s engineering team constructing its cylindrical form in a desperately constrained site was an education in itself

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Industry opinion

Laurence Cobb

Keeping the cash flowing

1 August 2014| By Laurence Cobb

Jeffrey Brown

Sharing out the risks

1 August 2014| By Jeffrey Brown

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Top 150 v2

Top 150 contractors and housebuilders 2014

25 July 2014| By Joey Gardiner

Building’s annual list of the UK’s biggest performers in the construction sector shows that housebuilders have enjoyed the past 12 months most. But many predict the tides are ready to turn for contractors, as Joey Gardiner reports

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Agenda 15: What you said

1 August 2014| By Joey Gardiner

Building has been asking the construction industry what policies the next UK government needs to adopt - here we review your responses

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Sketch of the week: The Harley Gallery

1 August 2014

This week’s Building sketch is by Hugh Broughton of Hugh Broughton Architects.


This week in 1974

1 August 2014

Newly elected RIBA vice-president Sydney Champan wrote a column challenging the abandonment of plans for the Thames Estuary airport in Building, 2 August 1974


The sum of their parts: Mergers and acquisitions

31 July 2014| By David Blackman

There’s no guarantee that mergers will work out for the companies involved - we look at four of construction’s biggest deals

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Infographic: Balfour Beatty and Carillion mega-merger

30 July 2014| By Allister Hayman

See our guide to the proposed merger between the two UK contracting giants

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