KBR buys Carillion’s Aspire Defence business

US construction giant KBR has completed the acquisition of Carillion’s interests in Aspire Defence. Through the Aspire Defence joint venture KBR has supported the Ministry of Defence on Project Allenby Connaught since 2006, under one of the largest infrastructure PFIs. Aspire provides design, construction and base support services to the British Army for living and

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Top tips for commuting to work by bike

Top tips for commuting to work by bike There’s been a revolution in the number of people cycling to work in Britain over the past decade. The benefits of riding into work rather than driving or using public transport are numerous, the most obvious being the cost-saving and health benefits. However, commuting to work also presents questions

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10 Job Interview Questions You Should Ask

10 Job Interview Questions You Should Ask Many job seekers focus so hard on answering interview questions well that they forget something very important: You are there to ask questions, too. Asking the right questions at an interview is important for two reasons: First, when done correctly, the questions you ask confirm your qualifications as a candidate for the

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Sweett Group rebrands as Currie & Brown

Sweett Group rebrands as Currie & Brown Sweett Group, which became part of Currie & Brown in September, is being rebranded as Currie & Brown on 1 November. Having acquired Sweett Group’s APAC and India businesses in October 2015, Currie & Brown purchased the Group’s remaining UK, Republic of Ireland and Mainland Europe companies in

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Land Secs picks Interserve for £37.5m FM deal

Land Secs picks Interserve for £37.5m FM deal Interserve has bagged a £37.5m three-year facilities management deal with Land Securities. The firm will provide a range of services, including security, cleaning, customer service support and waste management, across eight of Land Securities’ shopping centres. Next year the developer’s new shopping centre Westgate in Oxford (pictured)

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Kier has sold Mouchel Consulting to WSP Global, 16 months after the business transferred as part of Mouchel’s acquisition.

Kier has sold Mouchel Consulting to WSP Global, 16 months after the business transferred as part of Mouchel’s acquisition. The contractor announced in July it was considering the sale of the business, which provides engineering, environmental and asset management consultancy services, principally to infrastructure markets. WSP has bought the business for £75m in cash. For

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London’s £500m Toblerone towers scheme approved

London’s £500m Toblerone towers scheme approved The £500m scheme has been nicknamed the Toblerone towers because of the triangular shape of the main blocks ranging up in height from eight to 40 floors. Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill the buildings will provide a mix of 500,000 sq ft of office space and 400 homes. Developer London

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