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Construction News Roundup

8th July 2019

The latest news this week in the Construction Industry:

Construction Buyers Report Biggest Output Drop In A Decade

Construction buyers reported the sharpest fall in output in June for more than ten years. The bellwether IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Total Activity Index dropped to 43.1 in June, down sharply from 48.6 in May and below the 50.0 no-change mark for the fourth time in the past five months.Read More…

Kier Transfers 120 Maintenance Staff To Highways England

Kier has transferred around 120 staff to highways england as the road agency starts to take phased control of maintenance in the midlands and the south east.Read More…

Slow MMC Housing Uptake Risks 300,000 Homes Target

Government must ramp up efforts to promote modern methods of construction in housing supply or it will fall far short of its target to build 300,000 homes a year by mid-2020s. That is the warning from its housing committee, which is calling for a host of fresh measures to promote faster construction. Read More…

£229M Crest Nicholson And Sovereign Housing Jv Announced

A new £229m joint venture between Crest Nicholson and Sovereign Housing Association is to deliver 920 affordable and intermediate homes at Harry Stoke, Bristol. Crest Nicholson and Sovereign Housing Association announced the formation of a partnership to deliver 920 new homes within the next phase of the 2,700 home residential community at Harry Stoke. Read More…

Lower Thames Crossing boss quits project

Lower Thames Crossing project director Tim Jones is set to leave his post. Jones has served as the £6.8bn project’s director for the last two years, taking it through design and public consultation phases. However, he has decided to hand over the reins as Highways England begins thorough ground investigations on either side of the river Thames. 

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