Phil Harrison, Managing Director For Wates Midlands And North

Region’s confidence at decade high, says Wates

The diverse construction, development and property services group has reported increased turnover and profit in the past year as the North West enjoys its most buoyant period since the financial crisis, according to managing director Phil Harrison.

Liverpool Waters MIPIM 2017 Central Docks

MIPIM | Peel brings Central Docks plots to market

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Neil Tague in Cannes

Peel has progressed plans for the Central Docks element of Liverpool Waters, releasing the first images of this key part of the £5bn project to regenerate 150 acres of docklands, and is marketing eight plots within Central Docks for investor-led development.

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Gallery | Mersey Gateway second river crossing takes shape

These stunning photographs show the rapid progress of construction as the £600m Mersey Gateway bridge emerges across the river linking Runcorn to Widnes and forming a new entrance to ease congestion into Liverpool.

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Civic Engineers posts 75% turnover growth

Civic Engineers has announced its results for the financial year to February 2017, which it said show a 75% increase in turnover, from £1.9m to £3.4m.

Ordsall Chord Arch Internal March 2017

PHOTO | View of Ordsall Chord’s 600-tonne arch

Network Rail has released a driver's view image of the new railway crossing over the River Irwell, on an 89-metre-long bridge installed as part of the £320m Ordsall Chord rail link.

Cost of joiners and steel forecast to be biggest risers in 2017

Developers and main contractors face increased supplier costs in 2017; labour costs are expected to rise 7% across trades, and more for joinery, and materials costs by 9% with “significantly higher increases in steel, bricks and mechanical and electrical” supplies, according to research by the North West Construction Hub.

JV North seeks framework partners

The social housing consortium has launched a £180m contractors and consultants framework seeking a range of professionals to help build and sell homes.