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From London to Rio: the business and politics of mega sport events

03/06/2014 11:54
Leaders from the worlds of business, sport, the public sector and academia will explore the legacy of London 2012 and the impact of the World Cup in Brazil during events at Birkbeck, University of Lon...

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Contract awarded for A1 widening and improvement scheme in Newcastle

03/06/2014 11:35
t’s good news for north east road users and businesses as the Highways Agency awards the contract for building the congestion-busting A1 Coal House to Metro Centre improvement.

Balfour Beatty...

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Network Rail awards traffic management contracts

03/06/2014 11:32
Network Rail has awarded the first contracts for a new nationwide traffic management system for the UK railways.

The traffic management system is set to help replace 800 signal boxes with 12 ...

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Balfour Beatty wins £44m contract with Highways Agency

03/06/2014 11:30
The Highways Agency has awarded Balfour Beatty the £44m congestion-busting job to widen the A1 Western Bypass around Newcastle.

The contractor will start work this summer on the A1 Coal House...

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Top universities plan £9bn of spending on new buildings

30/05/2014 13:36
Report finds Russell Group of universities are planning to spend over £9bn on capital projects between now and 2016-17

The UK’s top universities are expected to spend over £9bn on capital pro...

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CompeteFor in Partnership with Supply

12/02/2014 10:02
To continue to support SME engagement and growth, CompeteFor is partnered with Supply, the National SME engagement programme. This gives CompeteFor users the opportunity to upgrade their subscription ...

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ISG wins £30m London Adelphi Building refit

11/02/2014 09:27
ISG has just started work on a £30m deal to remodel and refurbish the iconic art deco Adelphi Building, overlooking the Victoria Embankment in London.

ISG will deliver 190,000 sq ft of...

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£50m London regeneration projects awarded

11/02/2014 09:17
GB Building Solutions has secured contracts worth over £50m at two London regeneration schemes on Greenwich Peninsula for Knight Dragon and in Mill Hill for Countryside Annington (Mill Hill) Ltd.<...

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£1bn Crossrail contract awarded to Bombardier

11/02/2014 09:07
The intention to award a contract to deliver rolling stock and a new depot for Crossrail with a capital value of around £1bn to Bombardier has been announced.

The contract between TfL ...

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Travelodge to invest £100m in 15 hotels this year

04/02/2014 12:51
Travelodge plans to invest £100m building 15 hotels in key city centre locations around the country this year.

The plan to expand beyond its traditional roadside hotels will see its ne...

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Carbon capture storage technology will reduce bills and create jobs

04/02/2014 12:45
An ambitious roll-out of carbon capture storage (CCS) technology would generate a large number of jobs, create a market worth £15-35bn by 2030, and reduce household electricity bills by £82 a year, ac...

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New surveillance system for Royal Navy aircraft carriers

04/02/2014 12:06
Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers will get helicopter-borne early warning systems 18 months earlier than planned, saving £22m.

Following renegotiation of the aircraft carrier contract t...

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Yorkshire benefits from multi-million pound transport schemes

04/02/2014 12:04
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin officially opened Wakefield Westgate’s new train station during a tour of multi-million pound infrastructure projects being rolled out across West Yorkshire.
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Bristol City FC opt to revamp existing stadium

27/01/2014 11:30

Bristol City will push ahead with plans to expand its existing Ashton Gate stadium this May.

The club’s majority shareholder Steve Lansdown broke the news at the Annual Supporters M...

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Plans lodged for £150m Woking town centre scheme

27/01/2014 10:27

Plans have been submitted to Woking Borough Council to redevelop the town centre with a high-rise residential and retail scheme at Victoria Square.

The company behind the retail pro...

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Minister committed to reducing emissions in Wales

27/01/2014 09:42

Carl Sargeant, the Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Planning has re-iterated the Welsh Government’s commitment to reducing emissions in Wales, whilst also highlighting the need for an approac...

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CompeteFor Supply Chain Summit 2014 Programme just Announced

27/01/2014 09:29

We are delighted to announce the programme for this year's inaugural CompeteFor Supply Chain Summit, taking pl...

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Renewable projects approved in Scotland

27/01/2014 09:27

Planning consent has been granted for two renewable energy projects that will benefit local communities in Fife and the Highlands. Government Opportunities.

Scottish Ministers have ...

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Carillion confirmed for London twin tower resi job

21/01/2014 13:00
London housing specialist HUB Residential has confirmed it has appointed Carillion for its landmark twin tower scheme at the entrance to London’s Royal Victoria Docks.

Carillion will ...

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Crossrail hits midway mark on time and budget

21/01/2014 12:53
Less than five years after works began on Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project today reached the halfway point of its construction.

The project is running on time and on budget,...

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BAM wins £20m Asda scheme in Hayes

21/01/2014 12:51
BAM is understood to have beaten rival Bowmer & Kirkland to take an Asda supermarket scheme in Hayes.

The contractor will start work shortly on the 86,000 sq ft scheme, configured in a store ...

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Wates wins £25m Commercial Road contract

21/01/2014 12:48
Wates Construction Company has won a £25m student accommodation job for the Carlyle Group on Commercial Road in East London.

Demolition specialist Cantillon has cleared the site where an old...

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Bam Nuttall, Costain, Osborne and VolkerFitzpatrick win £1.2bn Network Rail framework

14/01/2014 11:16

Network Rail has chosen four contractors to carry out enhancements, buildings and civils work in the south of England in deals worth up to £1.2bn – almost half the spending earmarked for the reg...

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ISG, Kier and Miller among North East Procurement Organisation winners

14/01/2014 11:09

Interserve, ISG and Kier are among the winning contractors appointed to the new North East Procurement Organisation framework, which could be worth up to £1bn.

NEPO had to rest...

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£34m custodial contract awarded

14/01/2014 11:00

Skanska is to build the next phase at HMP Thameside, south London. It is an extension to the existing prison buildings, which were completed by Skanska at the beginning of 2012. The project will cr...

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Durkan gives approval for massive multimillion pound energy from waste plant

09/01/2014 09:44

Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister Mark H Durkan announced planning permission for an £85m Energy from Waste (EfW) gasification plant at Bombardier Aerospace.

In a business...

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Road improvement scheme starts near Newry

07/01/2014 10:36

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy has announced the start of a £250,000 resurfacing scheme on the B8 Hilltown Road, Mayobridge at the area known locally as the Seven Sisters in the Newry and Mourne ...

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Balfour Beatty beats four to £154m Olympic Stadium deal

07/01/2014 10:23

Balfour Beatty has won the race for the £154m Olympic Stadium conversion contract, after it beat original stadium contractor Sir Robert McAlpine and three others to the deal.

The wo...

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Boris casts net for docks floating village developer

16/12/2013 16:00
London’s Mayor has started looking for a developer to build Britain’s largest ‘floating village’ in London’s Royal Docks.

Boris Johnson is using the London Development Pane...

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QPR unveil Old Oak Common stadium plans

16/12/2013 15:43
Queens Park Rangers Football Club have unveiled plans for a new 40,000-seater stadium in the heart of a semi-industrial district of west London that is earmarked for major regeneration.
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Government confirms £250m of road and rail projects

16/12/2013 13:24

The transport secretary has confirmed funding of £111m for the M6-Heysham link road,a project which was first confirmed in 2009.

The new road will complete the connection ...

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£30m Scottish elite sports centre due out to tender

16/12/2013 11:35

Heriott-Watt University is preparing to kick-off tendering for Scotland’s new National Performance Centre for Sport.

The £30m multi-sport facility is being constructed to ...

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Former Carillion boss heads Thames Tideway Tunnel

09/12/2013 10:27

Former Carillion boss Sir Neville Simms has taken over as chairman of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project.

He joins the project team as Thames Water battles to raise funding...

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Plan for vast London City hotel and office scheme

09/12/2013 10:21

Specialist developer 4 C Hotel Group has unveiled plans to build a major hotel, office and resi project on the edge of the City in London.

The 460,000 mixed-use scheme wil...

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UCL and V&A reveal 'Olympicopolis' plans in Stratford

09/12/2013 10:07

Education and arts institutions could create new cultural hub at the Olympic Park

University College London and the V&A could both move to sites near the Olympic stadium...

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Power shifts to contractors as London commercial soars

09/12/2013 10:01

Developers are facing a fight to secure their preferred contractors for new London commercial projects as work booked by firms has almost doubled in two years.

Most contractors are now su...

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Sargeant: new affordable housing development vital to Flint

04/12/2013 09:16

Wales’ Housing Minister Carl Sargeant has praised a scheme which is transforming a derelict former Youth Centre into nine affordable housing units in Flint.

During a visit to the Prince ...

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Interserve and University of Sussex partner in £150m contract

02/12/2013 09:05

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has formed a new partnership with the University of Sussex. The partnership – Sussex Estates and Facilities LLP – will deliver...

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International investment secured to build 6,600 homes in the UK

29/11/2013 14:51

Business Secretary Vince Cable has welcomed a new £700m inward investment deal, which will be delivered through UK company Sigma Capital Group with backing from international investors, Gatehouse B...

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Petards to supply and support Secure Management Radio Equipment

29/11/2013 14:44

Petards, the AIM quoted developer of advanced security and surveillance systems, announces that it has been awarded a contract worth over £7m by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the supply and sup...

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£1bn Croydon town centre plan approved

26/11/2013 10:04

Croydon Council have approved Westfield and Hammerson’s £1bn town centre regeneration project.

The plan will see the existing Whitgift Centre replaced by 1.4 million sq ft of shopping spac...

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More small businesses benefiting as lending scheme hits 3 year high

26/11/2013 10:00

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly able to secure bank loans supported by a government-backed scheme, as lending under the scheme reached its highest level since 2010.

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Industry leaders sign up to cut 24 million tonnes of carbon from infrastructure projects

26/11/2013 09:54

Major industry leaders joined Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, Lord Deighton and Business and Energy Minister, Michael Fallon in signing a joint initiative to reduce carbon in infrastructure w...

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HS2 hybrid Bill published

26/11/2013 09:50

HS2 will take a major step forward with publication of the Bill for phase one of the country’s new railway between London and Birmingham. Government Opportunities.

The hybrid Bill, effecti...

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£35m contract sustains RAF’s precision weapon

19/11/2013 11:09

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is investing £35m to sustain the RAF’s stockpile of Brimstone missiles.

A contract with British defence firm MBDA will guarantee the supply of the weapons for...

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£3.1m water infrastructure improvement set for North Down

19/11/2013 10:49

NI Water is scheduled to commence work on a £3.1m programme of improvement work to upgrade the sewerage infrastructure and key pumping stations in the Bangor area.

The scheme is expected t...

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Carillion announces 5 year £20m engineering deal with Nomura

19/11/2013 10:46

Carillion has been selected by Nomura, the pre-eminent Asian based investment bank, for a new 5-year contract to provide Engineering Services to its operations in the UK. This builds upon the exist...

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£4bn Oil development approved

19/11/2013 10:36

EnQuest PLC, the largest UK independent oil company in the UK North Sea, has given its go-ahead for a £4bn in investment in the140 million barrel oil field Kraken development.

The Kraken...

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WRAP outlines £330bn economic growth potential for EU

12/11/2013 14:59

WRAP has outlined how the European economy could be transformed by 2020, through wide-scale adoption of a resource efficient circular economy.

Speaking to UK and European business leaders ...

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Employers challenged to meet increased London living wage

12/11/2013 14:57

At the start of National Living Wage Week the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced the annual increase in the London Living Wage taking the hourly rate from £8.55 to £8.80 per hour.


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UK hosts Open Government Partnership Summit 2013

12/11/2013 14:55

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit 2013 will be held in London on 31 October and 1 November. Government Opportunities
More than 1,000 delegates from 73 countries including the 61 curr...

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Commuters in the south west to benefit from smart ticketing

12/11/2013 14:54
The government is investing £3.25m in modernising ‘touch in – touch out’ ticketing technology for rail passengers in the south west, Rail Minister Baroness Kramer announced. ...

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Balfour Beatty awarded £87m London commercial contract

05/11/2013 14:59

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded a Crossrail contract by Network Rail for the electrification of a 12.5 mile section of the Great Western Main Line.

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£150m Kent wind farm approved

05/11/2013 14:48

A leading Swedish energy company has given the green light to a 15 turbine offshore wind farm off the Kent coast.

Vattenfall’s 49.5 megawatt (MW) Kentish Flats Extension (KFE), consented b...

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£47.34m Larne development progress

05/11/2013 14:47

NI Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has set out Roads Service’s progress on investment totalling £47.34m for road improvement and maintenance schemes in the Larne Council area this year....

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£16m for Leeds Station

05/11/2013 14:46

Rail passengers in Yorkshire are set to benefit from better access to Leeds station thanks to £16m funding. Government Opportunities
The proposals – which include a new pedestrian entrance and...

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Lord Deighton discusses infrastructure strategy

31/10/2013 15:07
As part of the work to refresh the country’s National Infrastructure Plan, Lord Deighton has been discussing in Manchester how regional infrastructure strategies can be integrated into the national pl...

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Olympic Supplier Recognition Scheme

31/10/2013 15:03
CompeteFor was originally created to open up the supply chain of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games related contracts. As a result of this, many CompeteFor users have been involved in supply...

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The New EU Procurement Directive is Coming

31/10/2013 14:59
The new EU Public Procurement Directive is a landmark piece of legislation that will shape the public procurement landscape for years to come.

The new Directive will impact on all areas of p...

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Dynamic Questionnaire Builder webinar

31/10/2013 09:07
Questionnaire creation and evaluation is an integral part of the tender process. It is essential to ensure that all PQQ questions are compliant with the EU principles and present no barrier to fair co...

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Boris Johnson urges Small Businesses to use CompeteFor

31/10/2013 09:04
At the Institute of Directors’ annual convention on the 18th of September, Boris Johnson highlighted London as a city where small businesses can thrive, by virtue of it having the “biggest opportuniti...

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Balfour Beatty awarded £87m London commercial contract

31/10/2013 09:03
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded an £87m St James’s Market contract which forms part of the overall commercial redevelopment, for The Crown Estate and Oxford Pr...

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The government has committed to invest £28bn in roads in the six years from 2015/16

31/10/2013 09:00
The government has committed to invest £28bn in roads in the six years from 2015/16, with crucial investment in maintenance to benefit from £10bn.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexan...

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