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The construction industry set to boom!

The construction industry is predicted to grow 23% by the end of 2018 according to the latest Construction Products Association Autumn Forecasts!

Plan to start £750m Thames Silvertown tunnel in 2017

The London Mayor has given his backing to plans for a £750m tunnel under the Thames in East London!

£100m South Shields town centre revamp gets OK

Plans for the first phase of a £100m regeneration in South Shields have been approved through planning!

Oil States announces plans for 100 West Lothian jobs

Aberdeen-based services company announces plans to create 100 new jobs

North West to London direct rail service approved

New rail services linking the North West and the Midlands to London have been approved and will start in December.

Work surge expected following Scottish no vote!

Construction and property leaders hope the Scottish no vote to independence will lead to a work surge in the country.

Green light for £26m Walsall road improvements

Full approval granted for a £26m highways improvement scheme paving the way for major regeneration in Walsall

Offshore windfarm installations to use 'suction buckets'

UK windfarm developers are to be given access to new technology that could make it easier to erect offshore turbines!

First T-pylons to be made in UK

A British firm is to build the main part of the UK’s new prototype T-shaped pylons!

Sellafield completes construction of new facility

New nuclear waste storage facility details!

Go-ahead for new £12m bridge in Solihull

Government funding confirmed for part of the project this week!

Crossrail heads north

Plans to connect Crossrail to the West Coast main line are being developed by the Department for Transport!

Enhancing biofuel yields from biomass with novel new method

News of a new method developed by Researchers in California!

Edinburgh's Haymarket railway tunnel works update

One of Edinburgh’s biggest commercial projects in the last 10 years is expected to create 3,500 jobs!

Birmingham named as new HS2 headquarters

Curzon Street will become the Birmingham hub for the first phase of the HS2 high speed line!

Many rail projects to benefit from Growth Fund cash

Announcement that RAIL and Metro developments in England are among the principal beneficiaries of Local Growth Fund deals!

Power-to-gas energy storage helps displace fossil fuel use

Latest news on Power-to-gas technology, promising a solution to surges in power supply that would otherwise be wasted!

Construction output to jump 30 percent by 2018!

Latest forecast from AMA Research predicts output will rise to £158bn by 2018, with 6% growth this year!

£70m Southampton Watermark WestQuay development approved!

Planning application for leisure-led Watermark WestQuay development has been approved by Southampton City Council!

A major subsea research initiative launches this month!

The National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) will be the focal point for the co-ordination of research and development activities for the UK’s subsea oil and gas sector.

Major new Southern Concourse opened at Nottingham station!

Part of a £50million upgrade and transformation of Nottingham station has been revealed this week!

Second growth spurt as project starts soar by 20 percent

Construction growth surged again in the three months to June after a lull in the first quarter of 2014!

London office building to peak in 2017

The equivalent of 7.6 Shards are currently being demolished in London, paving the way for a new office construction boom!

Oil and gas industry 'worth £35bn annually' to UK economy

Our Oil and Gas team here at Highfield are particularly interested in a new study showing the industry's annual value to the UK economy!

Boris backs £30bn London ring-road tunnel plan

London Mayor Boris Johnson has backed a £30bn plan for a new London ring road to relieve traffic congestion!

Confirmation of HS2

Highfield Professional Solutions are extremely interested in the news that MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of HS2!

Fracking could generate £33bn and 64,000 jobs for UK

Highfield Professional Solutions are pleased to share the latest news on Fracking and the huge investment predicted in the coming years.

£36bn planned infrastructure investment

Highfield Professional Solutions are excited by the news of £36bn planned infrastructure investment in the coming year!

Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadium Design Unveiled

The first concept design for a Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium, due out to tender next year, has been unveiled by Aecom and Zaha Hadid Architects

Skills shortage in oil and gas sector 'pushing wages up'

A severe shortage in qualified staff will push the average wage in the oil and gas industry up by 15% this year to £73,600, a report has suggested