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UK Construction Growth

We’re pleased to report that the UK construction market really took off last month with construction work rising at its fastest pace for more than six years. It shows that many building firm are heading in the right direction, and we’re now beginning to see continual progress in the construction sector. The Markit/CIPS UK Construction …


Time called on Quarmby Construction

According to local reports, the Ilkley-based construction firm, which employs greater than 30 staff, is set to nominate an administrator to finally end up the business Owners, including Leeds-based property business St James Securities Holdings, have decided the business is not any longer viable Roger Quarmby, the founder and chairman of Quarmby Construction, told …


Balfour Beatty profits stressed

The average value of Balfour Beatty’s UK construction new contract awards in 2012 was just £10m. By contracts, Laing O’Rourke’s average value was £150m and for Sir Robert McAlpine it was £114m. However, Balfour Beatty won greater than 100 contracts in 2012, when compared with only a couple of dozen for Laing O’Rourke and McAlpine. …