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Silverdell is to acquire Redhill Analysts, the Dorking-based asbestos and environmental consultancy with four offices, for up to £10m.
Wolseley has announced six new acquisitions for a total £27m, including Hudson Plumbing Supplies of Canada, Onda-Lay Pipe & Rental of the US, Page's Appliances of the US, Tonto Verde Construction of the US, Atout K-RO of France and Etablissments Pochon Felix of France.
Sillars Holdings, the Hartlepool-based road construction company with 190 staff, has been acquired by Downer EDI of Australia.
MSW, the Long Eaton-based supplier of commercial flooring systems with 200 staff, has undergone a £24m management buy-out backed by Barclays Ventures.
Wraith, the provider of portable accommodation units, is to be acquired by TDR Capital for £30m.
Knight Frank, the property services firm, is to relocate its London headquarters from Hanover Square to a 55,000 sq ft office at 55 Baker Street.
Eleco has acquired Asta, the Thame-based construction project management software company with 54 staff, for £7.6m.
Colliers CRE has acquired two surveying firms for a total £3.9m, including Jansons of Uxbridge with 25 staff and Paul & Company with 12 staff in Wetherby, Glasgow and Bristol.
Akeler and Arlington Securities are planning to relocate their London-based property development staff to a 20,000 sq ft office in Old Burlington Street in 2007.
NPS Property Consultants has acquired John Packer Associates, the East Sussex-based building services company with 20 staff.
ERDC, the Edinburgh-based civil engineering and sports surfaces group with 133 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
McNicholas, the London-based utility contractor with 1,300 staff, is to be acquired by Skanska of Sweden for about £50m.
Castle Cement is planning to build a £10m cement mill at its Padeswood production plant in North Wales by 2008.
Scott Wilson has acquired Cameron Taylor, the London-based consulting engineer with 330 staff at ten offices, for £14m, as well as DGP, the Manchester-based consultancy with 180 staff, for £14m.
Begbies Traynor has sold Rockfield Civil Engineering out of administration to a management team, securing the future of about 15 jobs in Leicester.
Thompson Building Centres has acquired Fossway Builders' Merchants, which has 50 staff at sites in Newcastle and Gateshead, and is now planning to invest £2m in a new warehouse, branch renovations and the creation of 20 jobs.
Hall & Partners is to relocate its building consultancy and up to 35 staff from West Road in Newcastle to a new £2m 15,000 sq ft site at the Gosforth Business Park at the end of 2007.
Savills has acquired Hepher Dixon, the regeneration specialist with 80 staff at offices in London, Milton Keynes, Leeds and Cardiff, as well as Peterborough-based property firm Dickens Watts & Dade.
Lafarge of France is to sell its roofing business to PAI Partners for £1.3bn.
Veris has acquired two property management companies in Ireland - Glenrye Properties Services and Premier Property Management - for an initial £5.4m.
Lambert Smith Hampton is to acquire Young & Butt, the property agency with 25 staff at offices in Southampton and Fareham, for undisclosed terms, as part of a strategy to double the size of its business over the next five years.
Atisreal is to acquire Neilson Holt, the Southampton-based property agency with nine staff.
Skelair has acquired Crushing & Recycling, the Preston-based reclamation firm, for undisclosed terms.
Canary Wharf Contractors is planning to expand its 150-strong workforce in London with 70 additional staff, including planners, cost managers and project managers.
Ennstone Johnston has acquired May Gurney Surfacing, the Norfolk-based surfacing contractor, for £0.5m.
Speedy Hire is planning to support the growth of its tool hire business by setting up a training academy and increasing its IT spending by £11m.
Tees Valley Regeneration has signed a development agreement with BioRegional Quintain for the £200m redevelopment of the Middlehaven site in Middlesbrough, including offices, shops, homes and a hotel.
Peterborough Regional College has secured funding of £10m to build a new campus in partnership with Anglian Ruskin University over the next three years.
Erinaceous has acquired Nolan Associates, the civil and structural engineer with 60 staff in Birmingham and Leicester, for £13m.
George Wimpey is to relocate its South Yorkshire headquarters and up to 50 staff from Rotherham to a new building due for completion at Sheffield Business Park by the end of the year.
Waveney District Council is planning to set up a new £40m headquarters in Lowestoft by 2009, which will force the relocation of companies currently housed on five plots of land in Riverside Road.
Foxtons, the London-based estate agency with 1,200 staff in the UK, is considering plans for a £400m flotation, in order to fund its expansion programme in the US.
Build Center is acquiring three builders' merchants in Stockport, Wallasey and Liverpool from Murdock Group.
Mouchel Parkman is to acquire Ewan Group for up to £11m, Traffic Support Limited for up to £26m and the Hornagold & Hills partnership for up to £11m, in order to expand its highways, water and management consultancy.
RPS is to acquire Thonger Safety Associates, the East Sussex-based environmental services company, for £2.5m, as well as Harper Somers O'Sullivan of Australia for £1.2m.
HML Holdings has acquired London & Provincial Properties, the Hendon-based property management company, for £0.2m.
Silvanus Services has merged with Landscapes Southwest of Calstock, creating a combined environmental contracting group with 100 staff at seven offices across the South West and Midlands.
Derwent Valley has agreed to acquire London Merchant Securities for £1bn, creating a combined London-based property development group called Derwent London with 5.6m sq ft of office space.
Space2Work has acquired FP Construction, the Wakefield-based office refurbishment company with 22 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Akeler, the London-based property developer with 38 staff, is expected to be sold by Macquarie Global Property Advisors to Macquarie Goodman for £640m.
White Young Green has acquired Adams Kara Taylor, the London-based civil engineering consultancy, for £10m.
Esh Group is planning to buy William Dobson, the Tyneside-based electrical contractor with 20 staff, out of administration.
Dartington College of Arts is looking into the possibility of relocating to Cornwall in 2009 or later, in order to merge with University College Falmouth.
Davidson Partnership, the Birmingham-based quantity surveyor with 25 staff, has been acquired by Oxford-based building consultants Ridge for undisclosed terms.
Supporta has acquired Bay Associates Consulting, the Cardiff-based firm of civil and structural consulting engineers with 36 staff, for an initial £1.9m.
Severn Trent has sold Severn Trent Property, including 500 acres of development land in distribution hubs across the Midlands, to Prologis Development for £72m.
GD Contract Services is planning to expand the 75-strong workforce at its North Tyneside-based cleaning business with 35 new jobs by the end of 2007.
Erinaceous has acquired Painter Salter, the Birmingham-based commercial property management firm with 11 staff, for £0.8m.
Jarvis is to sell its Prismo road markings business to Ennis Paint of the US for £9.5m.
Hanson Building Products is to submit plans to centralise its sales and administration operations at its Stewartby brickworks in Bedfordshire by 2009, with the relocation of up to 200 jobs.
Wolseley has acquired six companies for £61m, including Gulf Refrigeration Supply, Kandall Fabricating & Supply, Lee Window & Door and Perfection Truss of the US, Woodcote of the Czech Republic and Hjalmars of Sweden.
South Cheshire College has unveiled proposals for the £47m redevelopment of its campus in Crewe, including a new "eco-friendly learning base".
Pyeroy is planning to expand the 900-strong workforce at its Gateshead-based contract painting business to 1,050 over the next three years.
Cambridge University is to set up a £6m Kavli Institute for Cosmology to study the origins of the universe, but its Intel Research Lab will close.
National Britannia has acquired Corporate Governance through Controls Assurance, the Oxfordshire-based company that assesses building risk for asbestos and legionnaires' disease.
Lafarge is to invest about £2m at its Cauldon cement works in Staffordshire by the end of next year, including new packing and storage facilities.
Speedy Hire has acquired Lifting Gear Hire, the lifting equipment rental company with 309 staff at 34 depots, for £13m.
Atisreal has acquired Fuller Peiser, the commercial property services company with 220 staff at six offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Sheffield and Edinburgh.
John Laing, the construction group with a portfolio of 50 PFI and PPP projects, has accepted a £957m takeover offer from Allianz of Germany.
Stockland, the Australian property trust, is to set up a headquarters in London with about six staff, in order to handle its European expansion programme.
Strutt & Parker is to expand its London head office at 13 Hill Street into an adjacent site, in order to create a combined 34,000 sq ft office.
Robinson & Sawdon, the Hull-based construction company with 45 staff, has undergone a management buy-in for undisclosed terms.
White Young Green has acquired Trench Farrow, the project management consultancy based in London and Swindon, for £4.5m.
Fenland District Council has approved plans from the East of England Development Agency for the £47m Nene Waterfront Regeneration Project in Wisbech, including housing and business units.
Bison has sold Bison Structures, its Tetbury-based structural steel fabrication division, to SIAC Construction of Ireland.
Wren Homes is planning to raise £3m in a flotation on Aim to fund the expansion of its housing development business.
Elmondstone Construction, the Willenhall-based contractor with more than 100 staff, is planning to double the size of its business over the next 12 months.
Hydrex has acquired Gorrel, the New Forest-based construction equipment rental company, for undisclosed terms.
GVA Grimley is in the process of relocating its Leeds-based property consultancy and 75 staff to a new 10,250 sq ft office at City Point.
Simpson (York) is to relocate the headquarters of its construction business from Osbaldwick to Chessingham Park in Dunnington over the next few years.
Scott Wilson Group is to acquire Ferguson McIlveen, the property and infrastructure consultancy with 250 staff in Belfast, Glasgow, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, Middlesbrough and Swansea, for £10m.
Ashtead Group has acquired Lux Traffic Controls, the Wiltshire-based supplier of traffic control systems with a nationwide network of 44 depots, for £16m.
Stonemartin has agreed to acquire a 100,000 sq ft office at Hanro's planned £55m scheme in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, in order to set up a regional office for the Institute of Directors.
Morson has acquired Bluetec, the London-based provider of professional personnel to the construction industry with 41 staff, for £2m.
Burnley College is to build a new £70m campus on the site of a former mill in Princess Way by September 2009.
Southwark Council is seeking a suitable site to set up a new 300,000 sq ft headquarters.
Hertfordshire County Council is considering plans to relocate 1,500 staff to a 155,000 sq ft Norwich Union office in Stevenage by 2008, and Norwich Union will relocate its staff to an adjacent site.
Stag Security Services of Harrogate is setting up an office in Gateshead, and expects to create up to 200 security and facilities management jobs in the region.
GE Robinson & Co, the Salford-based timber company with 120 staff, has been acquired by Haldane Fisher of Northern Ireland for more than £7m.
Wolseley has expanded its plumbing and heating products business with the £111m acquisition of three US companies - Lawrence Plumbing, Murdock ECD and Northern Water Works Supply - and Finnish kitchen cabinet distributor Helatukku.
Keller Group has acquired Anderson Drilling, the US-based provider of heavy foundations, for £11m.
Erinaceous has acquired Monaghans, the quantity surveyor with 65 staff in Sheffield, Manchester, Kendall, London and Edinburgh.
Osborne has sold Cathedral Works Organisation, its Chichester-based stonemasonry subsidiary with 81 staff, to a management buy-out.
Wright Group is planning to expand the 66-strong workforce at its Hull-based house-building and commercial property business with up to ten new sales and construction staff this year.
Colliers CRE is to raise £16m in a rights issue to fund the expansion of its property agency.
Farley is expanding its property services business with the £5.3m acquisition of three companies - Calcutt Maclean Standen West Kent, BTF Lester of Kent and Blenheim Bishop of London.
Leadbitter has acquired Denne Construction of Kent for £17m, in order to strengthen its position in the affordable housing sector.
Lotus Construction, the Otley-based construction company with annual turnover of £19m, has undergone a £2.6m management buy-out.
Rok is to acquire Tulloch Construction Group, the building and related services business with 875 staff in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Elgin, Fort William, Inverness, Tain, Nairn and Thurso, for £31m.
The Heath Business & Technical Park in Runcorn is planning a £20m expansion, as owner SOG is seeking permission for the development of an additional 200,000 sq ft of office space.
Allied London, the London-based property developer, has undergone a £500m management buy-out backed by Royal Bank of Scotland and Delancey.
Cemex is planning to build a £27m cement processing plant at Tilbury Docks in Essex by 2008.
SMC Group has acquired four Scottish architectural firms for a total £11m, including Parr Architects, Jenkins & Marr, Davis Duncan and Hugh Martin, as well as Hickton Madeley of the Midlands for an initial £1m.
Mercury Group is to sell its Navitas Hemway facilities management subsidiary to a management buy-out for £0.15m, in order to focus on its London-based commercial property agency.
Stewart Milne has acquired Nuttall Construction, the Manchester-based housebuilder with about 100 staff, for undisclosed terms, and aims to double the size of the business over the next three years.
WSP Group has acquired Environmental Strategies Consulting, the US-based environmental consultancy with 120 staff at ten offices, for £5.3m.
Evans Easyspace is planning to expand its network of 37 workspace centres from 37 to 66 by 2008 by opening up to three new sites a month, and is particularly interested in the south of England.
The Metropolitan Police Authority is to set up a 17,000 sq ft training facility at the new Telegraph headquarters in London's Victoria Central over the next few months.
Regus is to invest up to £100m a year in acquisitions and setting up new serviced office centres, and is particularly interested in Asia.
Heijmans is looking to acquire building contractors in the Midlands and the North, in order to expand its Leadbitter subsidiary.
Cushman & Wakefield has acquired Andrew Mayer Tyser for undisclosed terms, in order to expand its property investment team in the City of London.
Blue Boar Contracts has acquired Fen Ditching, the Cambridgeshire-based dredging contractor with seven staff, for undisclosed terms.
Stewart Milne is planning to establish a housebuilding business in England by the end of the year, either through the acquisition of an unnamed company or by setting up its own operation.
Balfour Beatty is expanding its new project management division at Wynyard Park on Teesside, and the workforce is expected to rise from 18 to 100 over the next year.
Jackson Lloyd, the building maintenance firm, has launched a new apprentice training programme, and is also about to relocate its head office from Wigan to Skelmersdale.
Faber Maunsell, the building engineering consultancy, is to relocate its London headquarters to a 37,000 sq ft office at the Johnson Building in Hatton Garden.
Erinaceous is to acquire Egan Lawson, the London-based property investment company with 14 staff, for about £10m.
Cardiff County Council has approved plans from Macob Exchange for the £20m restoration of the Coal Exchange in Cardiff Bay, including the creation of 116 apartments, offices, restaurants, bars and shops.
CRH is to acquire Ashland Paving & Construction, the US-based asphalt and aggregates supplier, for £688m.
Shouksmiths has acquired Keda Plumbing, the Bolton-based plumbing company with 20 staff.
Berkeley Consulting, the construction consultancy with offices in Camberley, London, Glasgow and Birmingham, has been acquired by AYH for undisclosed terms.
Hodkin & Jones has sold Decathlon Drainage, the high-performance drainage system, to Marshalls for undisclosed terms.
Baggeridge Brick, the West Midlands-based brick supplier, is to be acquired by Wienerberger of Austria for £89m.
Keller Group has acquired Piling Contractors, the Australian foundations contractor, for an initial £9.6m.
Wolseley has acquired six companies for a total £36m, including Lunts Heath of Widnes, parts of Martin Architectural, Water Works Supplies and Palermo Supply of the US, Depont Materiaux of France and Marmon Keystone Anbuma of Belgium.
Tarmac has sold its TopPave concrete landscaping blocks business, including sites in Pocklington and Poole, to Brett Landscaping & Building Products for undisclosed terms.
McInerney has acquired Bowey, the Tyneside-based housebuilder, for £24m.
Whitehead Building Services is planning to create more than 30 new jobs in Swansea.
Edwin Hill, the firm of chartered surveyors, is to relocate 16 staff from Dartford to a new 3,000 sq ft office at the Crossways Business Park in Kent.
Ennstone has acquired Jackson Precast, the East Midlands-based precast concrete manufacturer with 34 staff, for £6m.
Cunnington Clark is to relocate its Peterborough-based building design services business and up to 20 staff to a new 29,000 sq ft site in Priestgate by the end of the year.
SIG, the insulation supplier, is to set up an 80,000 sq ft warehouse, factory and office at the Knowsley Industrial Park in Liverpool.
Maybin has acquired Grove Services Group for undisclosed terms, adding 2,300 staff to its existing 4,200-strong workforce in Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Kier has acquired Hugh Bourn Developments, the Lincolnshire-based housebuilder, for £53m.
McCarthy & Stone, the retirement homes builder, is to be acquired by a consortium led by HBOS for £1.06bn.
Universal Aerial Platforms, the Essex-based access hire firm with 86 staff, has gone into administration through KPMG.
Willmott Dixon is to sell its Widacre social housing division to Inspace for £65m.
Wolseley is to acquire DT Group, the Danish building materials company, from CVC Capital Partners for £1bn.
Regus is to acquire Managed Office Solutions, which has nine sites in London and the Thames Valley, for undisclosed terms.
Hyder Consulting is to acquire ACLA, the planning and landscape architecture consultancy operating in China and Singapore, for an initial £3.2m.
RPS has acquired Burks Green, the Newark-based architectural firm with about 200 staff, as well as associated companies Basicshare and Martindale Holdings, for up to £21m.
MMP Group of Newton Aycliffe has sold its plastering and dry lining division out of administration to a management team operating under the name of Plaslines, securing the future of 41 jobs.
GAP Group has acquired J&S Plant of Lincoln for £1.3m, taking its plant hire network to 56 sites.
Ashtead is to acquire NationsRent, the US construction equipment rental company, for £548m.
Rok has acquired Kingfisher Building Company, the West Midlands-based social housing company with about 50 staff, for £4.5m.
Hanson has acquired Formpave, the Gloucestershire-based concrete block paving manufacturer, for undisclosed terms.
Termrim Construction is to relocate its Huddersfield headquarters to a 6,000 sq ft office being built at Bradley Business Park next spring.
GLJ Interiors, the Willenhall-based suspended ceilings and partitioning company with 12 staff, has undergone a £1.2m management buy-out.
Renfrewshire Council has sold its Paisley headquarters to developers Westpoint Homes, and about 1,200 staff will relocate to an adjacent office block.
Connaught has acquired the contract maintenance business and 200 staff of Botes Building out of administration for £3.3m, but Botes sister company HN Edwards is now in administration, affecting 127 staff in Basingstoke and Witney.
Basildon Council has unveiled proposals for the £900m redevelopment of the town centre, including 3,600 new homes, shops and restaurants, and will seek investment from the private sector.
MJ Gleeson has sold Concrete Repairs, its Surrey-based division with 200 staff, to a management buy-out for £3m.
Regus is planning to double its serviced office space to 6m sq ft over the next three years, having appointed Jones Lang LaSalle to find 108 centres.
White Young Green has acquired Nolan Ryan Partnership, the Irish quantity surveying and project management company with 72 staff, for £10m.
The University of Strathclyde has confirmed plans to relocate its teacher training centre and 300 staff to a new £50m building in Glasgow city centre in 2010.
Dumfries & Galloway College has secured £22m from the Scottish Funding Council to relocate from Heathhall to the Crichton campus in Dumfries in 2008.
Rollalong Hire, the Dorset-based portable accommodation supplier with eight regional hire centres, has undergone a £11m management buy-out backed by Barclays Ventures.
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office is looking to set up a new 130,000 sq ft headquarters building in Taunton to house its 850 staff, and is currently seeking a development partner.
Kingspan has acquired Xtratherm Group, the rigid board insulation manufacturer with sites in Chesterfield and Ireland, for up to £60m.
Balfour Beatty is to acquire Birse, the regional construction, civil engineering and plant hire company, for £32m.
MWB Business Exchange is looking to open six serviced office centres in London, Bristol and Newcastle this summer.
Silverdell, the asbestos removal company, is to be acquired by cash shell Bow Lane Capital in a £22m reverse takeover.
Lavendon has acquired AMP Access, the supplier of powered access machines with 57 staff at four depots in the south-west, for £3m.
Wolseley has spent a further £89m on seven acquisitions, including Ivybridge Building Supplies of Devon and a number of US-based distributors of plumbing and heating products.
West Lindsey District Council is to build a new £4.3m four-storey headquarters in Gainsborough.
Foster Yeoman, the Somerset-based building materials company with 700 staff, is to be acquired by Holcim of Switzerland for an estimated £300m.
Cushman & Wakefield, the property agency, is planning to open an office in Birmingham, which could eventually employ up to 50 staff.
Vail Williams has acquired Property Management Services, the Birmingham-based commercial property consultancy with six staff.
Silcock Dawson has acquired John Ryan Partnership, the Leeds-based building services company.
GVA Grimley has acquired Osmond Tricks, the Bristol-based property consultancy, and the 20 Osmond Tricks staff will relocate to the GVA Grimley office at University Gate next month.
Mears has acquired Laidlaw Scott, the Glasgow-based maintenance contractor, for an initial £2.1m.
Lagan has bought the specialist piling division of Dew Construction from the receivers of parent company Dew Pitchmastic, securing the future of 25 jobs.
ECHG, the English Churches Housing Group, is to merge with The Riverside Group later this year, creating a new Liverpool-based national housing association, but up to 175 ECHG jobs will be lost in Leicester.
Barratt Developments is to acquire Squire Bridge, the Guildford-based property developer, for £25m.
Rok Property Solutions is planning to open new offices in Birmingham, Leeds and Edinburgh for its Rok Development division over the next two years.
DCT Civil Engineering has bought the frameworks and regions divisions of Dew Construction out of receivership for undisclosed terms, securing the future of 40 jobs in Oldham and Coventry.
Savills has acquired Hamilton Osborne King, the Irish commercial property company with 250 staff, for £34m.
Rentokil Initial is to sell its US-based manned guarding operations to Allied Security Holdings for £40m.
Markham Vaughan Gillingham has acquired Edwards Hardwick & Partners, the Bristol-based warehouse property specialist, for undisclosed terms.
Bizspace, the managed workspace provider, is to be acquired by Highcross for £77m.
Hyder Consulting has acquired Munnich Projekt und Entwicklungsgesellschaft, the German civil engineering firm with 15 staff, for £0.3m.
JP Corry, the Belfast-based network of 14 builders' merchants, has been acquired by Saint-Gobain of France for £75m.
Pitchmastic PmB, the Sheffield-based supplier of structural waterproofing and anti-skid roads with 44 staff, has been acquired by Washington-based GJP Holdings.
Pochin has sold its Pipeline Drillers division to a management team for £0.4m.
MJ Gleeson is to relocate its head office from Cheam to Fleet in Hampshire with the loss of about 70 jobs.
Crest Nicholson is setting up a new 23,000 sq ft headquarters at Cranmer House in Chertsey.
Ultraframe, the Clitheroe-based conservatory roofing company, is to be acquired by Latium Holdings for £29m.
Eaga Group has acquired Everwarm, the Livingston-based insulation and heating provider with 130 staff, from Tulloch.
Esh Group has bought Stephen Easten out of administration, securing 105 jobs at the Northumberland-based property restoration business.
BSS, the builders' merchant, is looking to open up to 100 new branches over the next three years, and is particularly interested in the south-east.
SMC Group is to acquire Charter Partnership, the architecture firm with 120 staff at offices in London, Bedford, Bournemouth and Ipswich, for an initial £3.6m.
Rugby Estates is to relocate its London headquarters from Covent Garden to a 5,560 sq ft office at Farm Street in Mayfair.
Capita Symonds has acquired Ruddle Wilkinson, the firm of architects with offices in Peterborough and London, for undisclosed terms.
Invensys has sold its building management systems operations in the US and Asia to Schneider Electric of France for £157m.
Francis Graves has acquired Rose Project Services, the project management and building consultancy with 32 staff in London, Tewkesbury and Bristol, for undisclosed terms.
Integral Services, the Bristol-based facilities management company with 2,000 staff at 12 sites, has undergone a secondary management buy-out backed by Momentum Corporate Finance.
Caterpillar is to set up a 132,000 sq ft industrial equipment distribution centre at RD Park in Hinckley.
Montagu Evans, the property consultancy, is to relocate its London headquarters and 150 staff to a 34,000 sq ft office in Clarges Street in September.
Knight Frank, the property agency, is in negotiations to set up a 55,000 sq ft office at Berkeley Square House in London.
AE Yates has acquired Steel Pile Installations, the Lancaster-based sheet piling contractor, for undisclosed terms.
Nottingham Regeneration is to invest £18m in a number of new industrial development schemes this year, which could lead to the creation of up to 200 jobs.
Eastlake Group of East Kilbride has acquired Calvert Morgan of Northern Ireland, creating a combined commercial interiors business with 130 staff and turnover of £27m.
Jones Lang LaSalle is to acquire Rogers Chapman, the commercial property company with 60 staff in London, Cranford and Bracknell.
T Jolly Services, the Lancashire-based building contractor with 140 staff, has merged with Norman Peplow Electrical, the Preston-based company with 19 staff.
Speedy Hire has acquired LCH Generators, the generator hire company with 196 staff at depots in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Wigan, Coventry, London and Portsmouth, for £55m.
May Gurney is planning to raise about £10m in a flotation on Aim to fund the expansion of its Norfolk-based construction services business.
Jones Lang LaSalle, the property services company, is to relocate about 350 London-based staff from Hanover Square to a 40,000 sq ft office at Canary Wharf.
Knight Frank has acquired C2G Property Solutions, the industrial property firm, for undisclosed terms.
Caradon District Council is considering plans to build a new £8m headquarters, having identified a suitable site on the outskirts of Liskeard.
Minster Insulation & Dry Lining is planning to open eight new outlets nationwide this year, having just opened a 24,000 sq ft distribution hub in Exeter.
Clark Contracts is creating 75 jobs in Paisley and Edinburgh, with vacancies for contract managers, joiners, quantity surveyors, tilers and decorators.
Wolseley has acquired a number of US companies for £49m, including Efficient Electric, United Electric, United Plumbing, DSI and Davies Water Equipment Company.
Tulloch has acquired RPA, the Bathgate-based supplier of insulated wall panels with 20 staff.
PJ Musgrave of Matlock has merged with Paul Adams of the West Midlands to create a combined electrical services contractor called PJM Adams with more than 70 staff.
Interserve has acquired MacLellan Group, the Redditch-based facilities management company with 14 offices nationwide, for £118m.
Bruce Shaw Group has sold BSFM, the Irish facilities management company, to Newcourt Group for £3.3m.
Wilson Bowden has acquired Roland Bardsley Homes, the housebuilder with nine sites near Manchester, for £25m.
Tanfield Group has acquired the powered aerial platform equipment business of UpRight for £7.3m, including operations in Ireland, Japan and the US.
Wolseley has acquired AC Electrical, the electrical products distributor with 40 branches, for £18m, as well as K&R Building Supplies of Penzance and US-based companies Davis Homes and Pipe Products.
Carillion is to sell Environmental Sciences Group, the testing solutions consultancy with 800 staff and 16 offices, to Inspicio for £16m.
Lambert Smith Hampton is to acquire Poolman Harlow, the Swansea-based property agency, taking its nationwide office network to 28.
Blackburn with Darwen Council is to consider plans from Blackburn Cathedral Developments for the £45m redevelopment of the area around Blackburn Cathedral, including offices, 100 new homes and a library.
Interior Services Group is to acquire the Asian operating businesses of ISG Asia for about £5m, including facilities management and project management services employing over 280 staff.
Regus is to buy back a 58% stake in its UK serviced offices business from Alchemy Partners for £88m.
AFI Aerial is to acquire Alan Drew, the supplier of high-rise platforms with sites in Watford, Woolwich, Milton Keynes and Loughborough, for undisclosed terms.
Macalloy, the supplier of architectural tensioning rod systems to the construction industry, is to relocate from Sheffield to Rotherham.
Cardiff County Council is to consider plans from Macob Exchange for the £20m transformation of the historic Coal Exchange building, including 200,000 sq ft of offices, shops, apartments, bars and restaurants.
Schmidlin UK, the cladding company, has been bought out of administration by Lindner of Germany, but the future of the 250 staff is not yet certain.
Caledonian Building Systems, the modular building contractor with annual turnover of £80m, has been acquired by Champion Enterprises.
CBRE has acquired Austin Adams, the property and land development agency with 24 staff in Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth.
English Heritage is to vacate its London headquarters in Savile Row in June, in order to relocate staff to offices in Bunhill Row, Waterhouse Square and the regions.
Reading Borough Council is considering five bids for the development of a new 124,000 sq ft headquarters, and aims to relocate its 1,000 staff to the new site in 2010.
Keller Group is to acquire Phi Group, the excavation contractor with offices in Dunfermline, Harrogate and Cheltenham, for an initial £5m.
Clarion Homes, the Yarm-based housebuilder with 40 staff, has been acquired by Woodford Group for undisclosed terms.
Brighton & Hove Council is to consider plans from Cathedral Group for the £100m redevelopment of the former market in Circus Street, including 180 homes, shops, offices, industrial units and dance studios.
University of Warwick has unveiled proposals to expand the size of its campus by 40%, in a 15-year plan that would provide accommodation for an extra 2,000 students.
Wolseley has acquired Nevill Long, the supplier of interior building products with nine branches, from James Latham for £10m.
Homeserve is to acquire the glazing division of Pilkington Building Products for £6.5m, including seven branches and 113 staff.
RTT, the Wallington-based electrical and mechanical services company, has sold RTT Group and RTT Engineering Services out of administration to a former manager, with the transfer of 250 staff.
Scottish & Southern Energy has sold Thermal Transfer, the supplier of clean manufacturing environments with 425 staff in East Kilbride, Glossop and Swindon, to the ETDE subsidiary of Bouygues Construction for £20m.
Styles & Wood, the store refurbishment and fit-out company, is considering plans for a flotation over the next 12 months, in order to raise funds for acquisitions.
Hyder Consulting has acquired Livic, the owner of the Bettridge Turner & Partners land development and town planning business with 75 staff.
Wolseley is to acquire Brandon Hire, the chain of 143 tool hire outlets, for £72m.
White Young Green has acquired Farningham McCreadie Partnership, the town planning consultancy with offices in Edinburgh and Belfast, for £2.2m.
White Young Green has acquired Tweeds, the construction consultancy with 150 staff in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Mold and the Isle of Man, for an initial £11m.
SMC Group has acquired Alstop Design, the architect with offices in London, Canada, China and Singapore, for £1.8m.
MKM Building Supplies of Hull is planning to expand its branch network from 19 to 40 over the next three years, having secured a £21m investment from venture capital firm 3i.
Savills has acquired Blair Kirkman, the retail property company, for about £10m, and 26 staff will relocate to Savills' Grosvenor Hill office in London in May.
Lafarge is to build a plasterboard factory next to the Ferrybridge power station near Castleford.
JCB is seeking permission for the £2.5m expansion of its Cab Systems factory in Rugeley, with the creation of up to 75 jobs.
IMI has sold Phoenix Interiors, the fit-out company with 35 staff, back to its original management team.
East of England Development Agency is to award a £12m grant for the development of a new university on Ipswich Waterfront by September 2007, under the name of University Campus Suffolk.
Jewson has acquired Connells Building Supplies, the Suffolk-based builders' merchant with sites in Framlingham, Ipswich, Woodbridge and Stowmarket, for undisclosed terms.
Rentokil Initial has sold its Canadian manned guarding business to Garda World Security Corporation for £30m.
Waveney Asphalt is planning to open a new £1.3m headquarters and asphalt plant for its 43-strong workforce at Ellough, near Beccles, this spring.
Nottingham Trent University is considering plans to invest £70m in new buildings for its campus, including a large glass structure to link the Newton Building with the Victorian Arkwright Building.
The Ministry of Defence is to announce plans to set up a new military academy to provide training for 10,000 non-commissioned officers, and is considering sites at St Athan in South Wales and Cosford in the West Midlands.
Brandon Tool Hire is planning to expand its nationwide branch network from 143 to more than 250 over the next four years.
TD Bingham and Nickson Davis have merged to create a combined Liverpool-based civil and structural engineering group with 40 staff.
Beers is to relocate it Liverpool-based timber merchants and 40 staff to a new £2m site in Boundary Street this summer.
The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen is planning to invest £115m in new teaching and research facilities at its Garthdee campus by 2015.
Mitie has acquired Initial Security, the manned guarding business of Rentokil Initial that has 6,000 staff at 18 branches, for £75m.
Street CraneXpress of Sheffield has acquired Integral Cradles, the London-based facade access supplier.
Mapeley is expected to win a Home Office contract to set up a new network of 69 passport offices, which will be used for the introduction of combined identity cards and passports.
Drivers Jonas has acquired Erdman Lewis Rating, the property rating business with 14 staff in London and Reading.
Galliford Try is to acquire Morrison Construction Services, Morrison Highway Maintenance and Morrison Project Investments from AWG for £42m, with the transfer of more than 1,500 staff at offices throughout the country.
Hanson is to acquire Civil & Marine, the producer of cement substitutes with five grinding plants and four distribution depots, for £245m, as well as Material Service Corporation, the US aggregates producer, for £170m.
Maybin Support Services, the Ballymena-based provider of cleaning, security, hygiene and facilities management services with more than 3,000 staff, has undergone a management buy-in for undisclosed terms.
Kenmore Homes has acquired the Glasgow-based development and building operations of Hamilton Holdings for £6m, more than doubling its staff to about 50.
Aberdeen City Council is planning to relocate its headquarters to the Marischal College site by 2008, and the estimated cost of bringing the historic building back into use is £40m.
Huws Gray Fitlock has acquired four Wirral-based building firms for undisclosed terms - Heswall DIY, Redrock Designs, Ault Bros and Fabbies Builders & Timber Merchants.
Finning UK, the construction equipment importer, is cutting an unspecified number of jobs at its Cannock headquarters, and is planning to relocate its MAK engines business from London to Poole.
Lavendon has acquired Kestrel Powered Access, the Bristol-based company with 27 staff, for £4.3m.
Ennstone has acquired Smiths Construction, the Newark-based road surfacing contractor with 102 staff, for £3.7m.
Aberdeen City Council is to consider plans from Scottish Enterprise Grampian for the expansion of the 72-acre Aberdeen Science & Energy Park by a further 36 acres, in order to support inward investment by technology-based businesses.
Mitie has acquired Lyndhurst Services, the grounds maintenance services company with 240 staff at sites across the country, for £9m.
Amey has acquired Owen Williams, the Birmingham-based technical services company with 800 staff in four countries, for undisclosed terms.
McInerney Holdings has acquired Augusta Developments, the Milton Keynes-based provider of social housing projects, for up to £6.3m.
Lavendon Group has acquired Panther Work Platforms, the powered access machines supplier with 90 staff and six depots, for £7m.
Scottish & Southern Energy has acquired Harrison Smith, the Batley-based plumbing and heating contractor with 50 staff, for about £1m, in order to expand its Southern Electric Contracting division.
GSH Group has acquired AF Worxgroup, the building services contractor that includes Worxcare, Worxbuild and Worxclean, for £0.6m.
Kennedy Construction is planning to create up to 100 jobs at a new manufacturing unit at the former Fullarton factory in Prestwick, in order to expand its housebuilding business.
Speedy Hire has acquired the hire division of Caledonian Building for £14m and the survey assets and cabin fleets of Mowlem for £5m, in order to expand its steel site cabins business.
Aggregate Industries has acquired Sitebatch and Roller Compacted Concrete, two Lincolnshire-based companies with 20 staff, for undisclosed terms, in order to expand its Bardon Contracting division.
Faithful & Gould is planning to create 90 jobs at its Teesside-based project and cost management consultancy over the next five years, and a further 40 jobs will be created at its Tyneside office.
Taggart Holdings is to acquire Cecil M Yuill, the Hartlepool-based housebuilder with 200 staff, for an estimated £60m.
White Young Green has acquired JC Warnock Consulting Engineers, the Londonderry-based civil and structural consulting company, for £0.7m.
Speedy Hire has acquired Caledonian Safemaker, the temporary accommodation hire company with five depots, for £14m.
William Anelay, the York-based property restoration and conservation company with 120 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Knight Frank, the property agency, is to relocate its City of London headquarters from King Street to a 5,130 sq ft site in Coleman Street, EC2, in March.
Tarmac has acquired National Road Planning, the Lincolnshire-based provider of planning services, plant and equipment, from Rand Group for undisclosed terms.
RTT, the electrical and mechanical services company with 250 staff in Wallington, Dover and Basingstoke, has undergone a management buy-out.
Lafarge Cement UK is to relocate its headquarters and up to 100 staff from Oxfordshire to a new 60,000 sq ft office at the NEC in Birmingham by the end of 2007.
Rightmove is planning a flotation in the spring, which could value the online property business at up to £300m.
Ennstone has acquired Ayton Products' asphalt and aggregate operations near Norwich for £8.5m.
Rydon Group, the property company, is to undergo a £100m management buy-out backed by KPMG Corporate Finance and Bank of Scotland.
Hanson Building Products is to acquire Red Bank Manufacturing, the Derbyshire-based terracotta clay and concrete company, for undisclosed terms.
Galliford Try has acquired Chartdale, the Lincolnshire-based housebuilder, for £67m, in order to expand its Stamford Homes division.
Essex Fire & Rescue Service is looking into the possibility of relocating its headquarters and 300 staff from Brentwood to Kelvedon.
BRC Special Products has acquired Capital Structures, the Huntingdon-based supplier of architectural metalwork and structural steel, for undisclosed terms.
GVA Grimley has acquired Lamb & Edge, the Tyneside-based chartered surveyor with 25 fee earners.
GAP Group is planning to open four more plant and tool hire depots this year, taking the total to 60.