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Mecanoo Oldham

New theatre planned for Oldham

17 December 2014| By Dave Rogers

Work is due to start on Mecanoo-designed theatre in 2016

Kier

Kier tops contractors' league with jobs worth £434m

17 December 2014| By David Blackman

Laing O'Rourke

Laing O'Rourke £200m hospital wins planning

17 December 2014| By David Blackman

Cruise ship

Former Mivan workers win payout

17 December 2014| By Tim Clark

Hale Village Retail CGI

K2 and Rider Hunt announce merger

17 December 2014| By Tim Clark

Cheesegrater - Leadenhall Building

Square Mile bolsters defences against office-to-resi schemes

17 December 2014| By Tim Clark

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Editor's view

Sarah Richardson

So how did it do?

12 December 2014| By Sarah Richardson

With its five-year term almost up, how has the government performed overall when it comes to construction?

Buildings

Slackwood Farm

Slackwood Farmhouse: Ahead of the curve

9 December 2014| By Amanda Birch

Adjoining a 17th-century Lancastrian farmhouse, Paul Archer Design’s curved-glass pavilion is both strikingly modern and a discreet addition to the landscape

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Industry opinion

Michael Dall

2015’s pipeline looks strong

17 December 2014| By Michael Dall

Noble Francis

Some seasonal cheer

17 December 2014| By Noble Francis

Richard McCarthy

How does your garden grow?

17 December 2014| By Richard McCarthy

Rupert Choat

Season of goodwill (not)

16 December 2014| By Rupert Choat

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Data

Market review - November

Market review: A slight dip

16 December 2014| By Michael Dall

The value of construction contracts awarded in the UK dropped to £5.8bn in November, with residential accounting for the highest proportion of contracts awarded by value. Here are highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review

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Analysis

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Calling time on the coalition

12 December 2014| By Joey Gardiner, Vern Pitt, David Blackman, Sarah Richardson

From the Green Deal to Crossrail, the government made a number of pledges back in 2010 to keep the industry afloat during the grim five years ahead. But how well has it stuck to them?

Compact passenger lift

What to specify: Housing

11 December 2014

The housing products in this issue’s Specifier include timber windows and doors, plant support systems for roofs, and external wall insulation. Plus there’s info on CPD, training viedeos and guides to Part L

Paul King

Interview: Paul King

11 December 2014| By Vern Pitt

Outgoing head of the UK Green Building Council Paul King sees an industry in large part willing to deliver the government’s green agenda. Unfortunately, the government itself has so badly undermined its own policies, the sector is no longer sure what that agenda is any more

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