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Glasgow City Council is to create 60 new jobs at its City Building construction operation, having won a number of new contracts.
Churchill Services is planning to create 200 new jobs at its cleaning and security operations in the North East in 2012.
Brandon Hire has acquired Phoenix Surveying Equipment, the Bristol-based supplier of surveying and construction equipment with 50 staff at five depots.
Savills is to relocate its West End property teams to a new 64,000 sq ft office at 33 Margaret Street in London W1 in 2013.
Styles & Wood is looking to expand the 300-strong workforce at its Altrincham-based property refurbishment business by 10% next year.
Horncastle Group has secured European funding to develop a £8m biosciences and environmental technology business park at The Beacon in Hull, with the creation of up to 200 jobs.
The Welsh Government is planning to open an office in London, and is seeking a 3,000 sq ft property in Westminster.
Assura Group has sold its Birmingham-based Assura LIFT healthcare property business to a management team backed by Zeus Capital.
Edward Symmons has acquired Storeys:ssp, the property services firm with 71 staff in Tyneside, Teesside, Leeds, London and Manchester.
Nabco has sold its Scottish shopfitting operation to a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
The Office Group has agreed a deal with Network Rail to set up flexible working space at railway stations, starting with an office for 250 people at Paddington in London.
John Nicholls (Trading) is to relocate its Rugby-based plumbing and heating depot to a larger 7,000 sq ft facility at Cottage Leap by February.
Aylesbury Vale Estates is planning to build a trade park for building materials on a former factory site at Gatehouse Close in Aylesbury, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Oxford University is to unveil proposals for a £800m science development in South Parks Road.
Cardiff Council has unveiled proposals to build a new £10m bus station, offices, shops and a convention centre on Wood Street by 2014.
Albion Land is planning to build a £35m 400,000 sq ft business park called Network 401 on a 25-acre site in Brackley, including a 60,000 sq ft health care campus and up to 1,000 jobs.
Mitie has acquired a majority stake in Direct Enquiries, the access and disability consultancy, for up to £8.3m.
Dyson Insulations is to create 40 new jobs by next March, in order to carry out cavity wall and loft insulation work for Hampshire County Council.
DTZ, the property services firm with 4,700 staff, has been acquired by UGL of Australia for £77m.
University of Essex has confirmed plans to build a £21m business school at the Knowledge Gateway research park in Wivenhoe by 2014.
HomeServe has bought the remaining 51% stake in the Domeo home maintenance business in France from joint venture partner Veolia for about £83m.
The Builders Merchants Federation is planning to relocate its headquarters and an unspecified number of staff from Soho Square in London to the Midlands next year.
Forsyth Management Contracts is to set up a 20,000 sq ft serviced office at 45 Moorfields in London EC2.
GSH has submitted plans to extend its facilities management headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent with an energy monitoring and research centre, which could create up to 54 jobs.
Workspace Group has unveiled plans for the £55m redevelopment of the Aberdeen Centre at Islington in London, including apartments and 63,000 sq ft of business space.
BSW Timber is to expand the 120-strong workforce at its sawmill in Powys with 25 new jobs, having won permission to extend the site's working hours.
University College London is in discussions with Newham Council to develop a new campus on a 20-acre site near the Olympic Park in east London.
Balfour Beatty is planning to expand the 230-strong workforce at its support services office on Tyneside with 200 new jobs over the next year.
Integral UK is setting up a 9,000 sq ft regional office at 720 Birchwood Boulevard in Warrington.
Turner & Townsend is to relocate its London construction consultancy office from Covent Garden to 30,000 sq ft of space at 7 Savoy Court.
The Olympic Park Legacy Company has unveiled a list of 21 companies bidding to take space at the 940,000 sq ft media centre in Hackney Wick after the 2012 London Olympics.
Rentokil Initial is to acquire MSS Facilities Management from Managed Support Services for up to £6.5m, with the transfer of 22 staff in Manchester and London.
Peel Group has unveiled proposals for a £650m development on a 26-acre site at Chatham Dockyard in Kent, including homes, shops, offices and up to 3,500 jobs.
YSes is to set up a 13,000 sq ft serviced office at 20 Chapel Street in Liverpool by the end of the year.
Caterpillar has announced the creation of 100 new permanent jobs at its construction equipment factory in Leicester.
MonolithUK is looking to create up to 40 jobs at its new external cladding business in St Asaph, and plans to franchise its Brick Plus product from 2013.
British Waterways has submitted revised plans to build an urban village at Ladywood Middleway in Birmingham, including 27,000 sq ft of retail space, a hotel and 1,150 homes.
Connells has acquired Burchell Edwards, the chain of 16 estate agency branches in the Midlands, for undisclosed terms, taking its total network to 487 offices.
FH Gilman has sold its assets out of administration to Gerald D Harries & Sons, saving 66 jobs at its quarrying business in West Wales.
Skelton Group Investments has submitted outline plans to Dudley Council for the development of a £120m business park in Coseley, including 400,000 sq ft of commercial space and up to 1,000 jobs.
James Latham is to set up a 66,000 sq ft timber supplies facility at Capitol Park in Leeds next spring, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Carmarthenshire Council has unveiled plans to build a £13m business park at Cross Hands near Llandeilo, which could lead to the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.
University of East Anglia is to build a £10m Enterprise Centre at Norwich Research Park by 2014, in order to help companies reduce their carbon footprint and create more than 250 jobs.
JT Atkinson is looking to expand its Middlesbrough-based chain of 13 builders' merchant branches throughout the North East.
HML Holdings has acquired the assets of Scotts of Putney, the London-based property agency, for £1.9m.
LSL Property Services is to acquire Marsh & Parsons, the London-based estate agency with 13 offices, for £50m.
Darnton EGS has acquired Thomas Spencer, the Leeds-based architects.
Encon Group, the Wetherby-based insulation supplier with 560 staff at 24 sites, has undergone a management buy-out from Wolseley with £35m of backing from Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance.
Bradford Council has secured £17m from the Regional Growth Fund to regenerate the city centre, including a new business zone that could attract up to 2,800 jobs.
Croydon Council is to consider plans from Guildhouse UK to build a £350m 55-storey tower with 170,000 sq ft of office space and a four-star hotel.
Interior Services Group has acquired the French retail fit-out business of Alpha International for an initial £1.5m, including 20 staff.
Yuill Homes has announced the relocation of the Hartlepool-based headquarters of its housebuilding business to a 14,000 sq ft office at Tranquility House.
Options Utility Services has been bought out of administration by former directors, saving 60 jobs at its Maidenhead-based civil engineering business.
Frederick J French, the Chelmsford-based building contractor, has been bought out of administration by the owner of Hart Projects.
Muse Developments is to submit plans by the end of next year for the £200m Basing View redevelopment project in Basingstoke, including 700,000 sq ft of office space and supporting facilities.
Mouchel is to sell its Hinckley-based pipeline design business to Mott MacDonald for £2.5m, with the transfer of 50 staff.
Clanmil Housing has raised £65m to expand its social housebuilding operations in Northern Ireland, securing about 300 jobs.
Enterprise has acquired Byzak, the Urmston-based civil engineering company with 240 staff, for undisclosed terms.
UK Drainage Network of Solihull has merged with Slough-based Waterflow Holdings to create a combined drainage services group with 500 staff at 17 depots.
Capita Symonds has acquired ESA, the architecture and design group with more than 60 staff in London, Hull and Poland, for undisclosed terms.
Rejus is planning to expand its Doncaster-based facilities management business, which currently has 54 staff, with new offices in Sheffield and Hull.
EC Harris, the London-based project management firm, is to be acquired by Arcadis of the Netherlands for undisclosed terms.
Thames Valley Police has won approval to build a new £3.7m headquarters for 180 staff at Kidlington in Oxfordshire.
Resource Services Group, the Leeds-based provider of outsourced services with 2,800 staff in Northern Ireland, has undergone a management buy-in backed by Anglo Irish Bank.
GSC Chartered Surveyors of Barnard Castle has merged with North Yorkshire-based Gray's Chartered Surveyors to create a combined land agency called GSC Grays with 35 staff.
Richard Jackson, the Suffolk-based consulting engineer with 65 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
InFront Innovation is to create 70 new jobs at its Leicestershire-based subsidence repairs business, having won a £40m contract from RBS Insurance.
Gatwick Green Consortium is looking to develop a science park and conference centre on a site near Gatwick, with the creation of up to 10,000 jobs over 20 years.
Capita Symonds is to consolidate its two Manchester offices and 60 staff into a 6,200 sq ft unit at The Observatory in the city centre.
Portsmouth City Council is planning to build a new 33-acre business park at Dunsbury Hill Farm in Havant, with the creation of up to 3,000 jobs.
Harvest Housing of Manchester is planning to merge with Liverpool-based Arena Housing to create a combined housing group with 32,000 properties and 1,400 staff.
Adderstone has bought Quayside Joinery out of liquidation, securing eight jobs at its timber staircase factory in Blyth.
Carisbrooke Investments has submitted outline plans to build a new 450,000 sq ft science park and hotel in Haverhill, with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.
CPMG Architects, the Nottingham-based architect with 56 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Halcrow, the civil engineering group with 6,000 staff, is to be acquired by CH2M Hill of the US for £230m.
Lucion has acquired AOH, the asbestos management firm with 30 staff in Chester, Rotherham, Newcastle and Leicester, for undisclosed terms.
P3Eco is in negotiations for the development of a new factory in Bicester to make frames and panels for 5,000 planned eco homes, which could create up to 400 jobs.
Canary Wharf Group is looking to double the size of its 15m sq ft office and retail estate in London's Docklands over the next ten years.
Ryder, the architects firm with 80 staff in Newcastle, Glasgow, London and Liverpool, has merged with London-based Jeffery Associates Architecture.
Cosyseal is to create 20 new jobs at its Stockton-based insulation business, having won a £10m contract to supply an unnamed housing firm.
Panad has been sold out of administration by RSM Tenon to its former management, saving about 100 jobs at its Crewe-based building services business.
West Northamptonshire Development Corporation is planning to start work on the development of an innovation centre for up to 60 small businesses near Northampton's railway station next summer.
Derwent London has won approval for the £125m refurbishment of Saatchi & Saatchi's headquarters at 80 Charlotte Street by 2015, which will create 367,000 sq ft of office, retail and residential space.
I2 Office is to set up a 10,500 sq ft serviced office at 6 Mitre Passage on London's Greenwich Peninsula later this year.
Muir Group Housing Association is to relocate its headquarters and up to 100 staff from sites in Chester and Helsby to Lightfoot Street in Hoole by the end of the year.
Confluence Management, the construction management consultancy with offices in Birmingham, Glasgow, London and Manchester, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Midven.
T Clarke has sold the south London head office of its building services business for £3.1m, in order to relocate to a new site by the end of the year.
Hill Cannon, the Harrogate-based structural engineering firm with 13 staff, has been sold out of administration to a new company created by former directors.
J Hopkins Contractors is to relocate its Manchester-based civil engineering and construction business to a 135,000 sq ft unit at Trafford Park.
CB Richard Ellis has acquired Michael Peddar & Co, the London-based retail property agency with 13 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Serco is creating 350 jobs for the new HMP Thameside prison due to open in Thamesmead next year.
BES is to set up a new 77,000 sq ft warehouse for its plumbing components business at the Junction Six Industrial Park in Birmingham.
Harworth Estates is seeking a partner to develop a 200-acre Strategic Employment Park at Cutacre near Bolton, in order to provide up to 3.5m sq ft of industrial space and 4,000 jobs.
Fort Vale Engineering has unveiled proposals to develop a new business park at the former Mullards factory in Simonstone, which could create more than 250 jobs.
Hunters has acquired 90 Bairstow Eves estate agency branches from Countrywide, taking its nationwide chain to almost 200.
Frimstone has won a contract to manage seven building material distribution centres in Carlisle, Crewe, Doncaster, Eastleigh, Toton, Walsall and Whitemoor for Network Rail, increasing its workforce from 115 to 150.
CMS Acoustic Solutions is to merge with Danskin, in order to create a combined acoustic products supplier called CMS Danskin Acoustics with offices in Glasgow, Warrington and St Ives.
Lyntech Systems has acquired Aspire Interiors, the Coventry-based commercial and industrial refurbishment firm.
Helical Bar has let 65,000 sq ft to Venner Shipley, Dexia, Oxera, Asset International, i2 Office and Maples & Calder at its new office development at 200 Aldersgate in the City of London.
Brammer has acquired Buck & Hickman, the Coventry-based power tools supplier with a nationwide network of 28 branches, from Travis Perkins for £27m.
Regus is looking to set up a further 900 serviced offices around the world over the next three years, taking the total to 2,000.
GVA has acquired Acuity Management Solutions, the London-based facilities management firm with 70 staff, from Broadgate Estates.
Wardell Armstrong has bought North Pennines Archaeology, the Cumbria-based archaeology services firm with 18 staff, out of administration.
Aberdeen Airport and Ribnort have unveiled plans to build a £100m business park and hotel on a 54-acre airport site, with the creation of up to 2,000 jobs.
Kier is to create about 100 jobs in Stoke-on-Trent, having won a contract to install solar panels on 4,000 council properties.
Lytag is planning to build a lightweight aggregates manufacturing plant at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire next year, with the creation of 27 jobs.
Balfour Beatty has acquired Office Projects Group, the fit out contractor with offices in Birmingham and London, for £8m.
Costain has acquired Promanex, the Warwickshire-based industrial support services firm with about 800 staff, for £19m.
Grafton Merchanting has acquired Silverstone Builders Merchants of Leek, Staffordshire, in order to expand its Buildbase operation.
Accord Group is creating up to 30 jobs at a new timber house panels manufacturing and assembly facility in Walsall.
Norwood Interiors has been bought out of administration by My House Group for undisclosed terms, saving 20 jobs at its kitchen and bathroom sites in Brighouse and Leeds.
Jones Lang LaSalle is to relocate its Manchester office and up to 45 staff to the King Sturge site at Piccadilly Gardens in September, following their recent merger.
Sigma Capital Group has acquired Inpartnership, the urban regeneration firm with offices in Birmingham and Manchester, for an initial £0.3m.
Silverstone Circuit has submitted outline plans to Aylesbury Vale District Council to build a new business park, education campus and three hotels, with the creation of 8,400 jobs.
Silverdell is to acquire RDS Asbestos Management Consultants, the East Anglia-based asbestos consultancy with 33 staff, for up to £2.3m.
Belfast Harbour is to invest £6m in the expansion of the Northern Ireland Science Park by August 2012, and KANA Software has agreed a pre-let on space at the new building.
MAG Developments has unveiled plans to develop a further 35 acres of office space and warehousing at the Aviation Business Park in Bournemouth.
Montagu Evans is to relocate its London-based property consultancy to a new 19,300 sq ft office at Red Wolf House in Mayfair in early 2012.
UBM has acquired International Business Events, the owner of the London-based Ecobuild exhibition business with nine staff, for an initial £31m.
The AA is creating 60 jobs at a new home emergency response call centre in Preston in August.
Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is to relocate to a 60,000 sq ft unit at the Maxim Office Park in Glasgow.
Benchmark Scaffolding has been sold out of administration to a new company called BSL Realisations, securing the future of 350 jobs at its London-based scaffolding business.
Kier is relocating the Midlands headquarters of its construction business to a 23,000 sq ft office at the Blythe Valley Business Park in Solihull.
Ilex is planning to build a cross-border regional science park, which will create up to 280 jobs at Fort George in Derry and at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
TQ IPS has been sold back to its former owners by administrator Begbies Traynor, securing 19 jobs at its Bromsgrove-based construction business.
Wallace Whittle, the building services consultancy with 135 staff in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, London, Ireland and Abu Dhabi, has been acquired by TUV SUD Group of Germany for up to £20m.
Wolseley is to sell its Build Center building materials distribution business to Saint Gobain, as part of a £310m deal that will also include its French plumbing and heating business Brossette.
Hill & Smith has sold Ash & Lacy Building Systems, the supplier of metal external building envelope systems, to a new company called GG 149 for £5.1m.
East Devon District Council is considering plans to relocate its headquarters and about 400 staff from Sidmouth to Honiton and Exmouth.
Breedon Aggregates has bought the C&G Concrete out of administration for £10m, saving 130 jobs at its building materials business in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Humberside.
Keepmoat is to merge with Apollo Group to create a combined Doncaster-based social housing and regeneration business with annual turnover of £1bn.
Sonae Industria is to rebuild its chipboard factory in Kirkby at an estimated cost of up to £30m, following a recent fire.
Wernick Group has acquired Eventlink, the Coventry-based supplier of temporary stadium seating, as well as Rovacabin, the nationwide cabin hire firm.
Countrywide has acquired Blundells, the Sheffield-based estate agency with 13 offices.
Patrick Parsons is to increase the 28-strong workforce at its Newcastle-based civil and structural engineering business to 40 by the end of the year.
Indigo Planning is to relocate its Leeds-based town planning consultancy office to a 2,500 sq ft unit at Toronto Square this month.
Scottish Enterprise and the Edinburgh International Development Partnership have unveiled proposals to develop a £300m business and transport hub on land near Edinburgh Airport, which could create 3,600 jobs over the next 20 years.
Drum Property Group is to submit plans for a new business park on a 123-acre site at Kingswells in Aberdeen, providing work space for up to 2,400 people.
Badekabiner is planning to expand production and the 90-strong workforce at its Cramlington-based bathroom pod manufacturing business, following the acquisition of a 75% stake by two entrepreneurs.
Redefine International is to merge with Wichford in a £209m deal that will create a combined property group called Redefine International.
Wolseley is to sell Electric Center, the Leamington Spa-based electrical wholesaler with 85 branches and 575 staff, to Edmundson Electrical for undisclosed terms.
Winterhill Largo has acquired David Currie & Co, the property consultancy with nine staff in Manchester and Liverpool.
Marshalls, the Huddersfield-based paving supplier, is to sell its Compton garage and Alton and Robinsons greenhouse brands to an unnamed company.
CG Pitcher & Son has been sold out of administration to Hazel & West (Dorset), saving 20 jobs at its Bournemouth-based building business.
South Yorkshire Police is to relocate almost 300 staff to a new headquarters at Carbrook House in Sheffield next year.
Caterpillar is looking to invest £90m a year in the expansion of its construction equipment and industrial engines business in the UK, which should benefit sites in Leicester, Peterborough, Peterlee and Northern Ireland.
Redrow has sold its housebuilding business in Scotland to Elgin-based Springfield Properties for £49m.
Balfour Beatty has acquired Howard S Wright, the US construction management company, for £58m.
East Ayrshire Council is to set up a new 26,500 sq ft office for 350 staff in Kilmarnock town centre, as part of a £21m investment by Klin Group that will create more than 100 jobs.
Minerva, the London-based property developer, has recommended a £202m takeover offer from a consortium led by Delancey and Area Property Partners.
Roger Bullivant, the Staffordshire-based piling contractor with about 800 staff, is to be acquired by the Bachy Soletanche subsidiary of Vinci.
Atkinson & Kirby has bought FW Mason & Sons, the Nottingham-based timber flooring firm with 78 staff, out of administration.
Donaldson & McConnell has sold its Canterbury-based roofing business out of administration to a management buy-out operating as Harmony Timber Solutions, securing 12 jobs.
JCB is to invest a further £20m at its 11 construction equipment plants in the UK over the next year, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Adderstone has bought the building and joinery operations of Tyneside-based Hastie Burton out of liquidation.
Balfour Beatty has acquired Fru-Con Construction, the US water and waste infrastructure contractor, for £12m.
NSG UK, the Deeside-based scaffolding company with 320 staff, has been acquired by Altrad of France for undisclosed terms.
Bigwood is to merge with Curry & Partners to create a combined Birmingham-based chartered surveying group with 125 staff.
Wolf Minerals is said to be investing £104m in the reopening of a tungsten mine at Hemerdon near Plymouth, with the creation of up to 230 jobs.
VEKA has expanded its Burnley-based PVC windows business with the acquisition of Bowater Building Products for undisclosed terms.
Williams & Co is to expand its network of plumbers' merchants to 20 with the opening of a new branch in Maidstone this summer, and additional locations are being sought.
Screwfix is planning to expand its nationwide network of 160 tool supply depots with 100 new outlets, having appointed Williams Gunter Hardwick to find sites.
Hull City Council is looking into the possibility of installing solar panels in up to 5,000 council homes through its wholly-owned building firm KWL, which could create 100 jobs.
Wates Group has acquired Linbrook Services, the London-based housing repairs and maintenance firm with about 400 staff, for undisclosed terms.
May Gurney is looking to double the workforce at its infrastructure maintenance operations in Scotland to 1,200 over the next five years.
Nottingham Trent University is planning to invest £60m in the redevelopment of its campus, including a new landmark building on Shakespeare Street.
Jones Lang LaSalle is to merge with King Sturge to create a combined London-based property services group with 5,300 staff.
Chesterton Humberts has acquired Robert Clarke, the Nottingham-based chartered surveying firm with 15 staff.
NG Bailey is to relocate its London-based building services business to a 17,000 sq ft office at Derwent London's Angel building in September.
Northern Bear is to sell The Roof Truss Company, the supplier of rafters for houses across the North East of England, to management for £0.9m.
Kilsaran of Ireland is setting up a 4,600 sq ft concrete products warehouse at Trafford Park in Manchester.
The University of Liverpool is looking to invest up to £600m in the expansion of its campuses, including £250m for improvements to student accommodation.
MKM is looking to expand its chain of 36 builders' merchants with up to 12 new branches over the next two years.
Jones Lang LaSalle is in negotiations for a £160m merger with property services firm King Sturge.
Unite Modular Solutions is to create up to 130 new jobs at its Gloucester-based accommodation unit manufacturing business.
Sparkes Porter is to merge with BDG London to create a combined property agency called BDG Sparkes Porter with ten staff in London.
Steven Abbott Associates has acquired Barden Planning Consultants, the Kendal-based town planning consultancy.
Cheltenham Borough Council is to consider plans from Formal Investments to build a new £10m office for an unnamed company and up to 350 staff in Jessop Avenue.
SIG has sold its Beaver 84 scaffolding and fencing business to Altrad Group of France for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 150 staff at 11 sites.
Prater, the cladding firm with 300 staff at seven depots and fabrication plants in Thurrock and East Sussex, has been acquired by Lindner of Germany.
Smiths Gore is to merge with Stratton Holborow, the chartered surveyors with offices in Exeter, St Mellion and Truro.
Carter Jonas is opening a new property consultancy office in Bath this month, with up to 25 staff.
Depa is creating an initial 30 jobs at a new interior contracting operation in Middlesbrough, and will eventually employ up to 150.
M Winkworth has acquired the Mitchells chain of four real estate offices in the Bournemouth area for £0.5m.
Heating Plumbing Supplies, the East Sussex-based chain of plumbers' merchants, has undergone a £13m management buy-out.
Speedy Hire has sold the Speedy Space chain of 14 accommodation hire depots to the Elliott Group subsidiary of Algeco Scotsman for £35m.
Vision Modular Systems, the Irish supplier of modular buildings, is to set up a new facility on a 134,000 sq ft site in Bedford, with the creation of 250 jobs.
Northern Bear is to sell its Hastie D Burton building services business to Datewood Builders for a nominal sum.
Balfour Beatty is to relocate its Construction Northern division from Edgbaston to a 4,300 sq ft office at Blythe Valley Park in Solihull this summer.
The Landscape Centre has acquired Bryan Hynds Services, the Portadown-based maintenance firm with 35 staff.
JCB is planning to create up to 400 engineering jobs at its Staffordshire-based construction equipment business over the next three years.
South East England Development Agency has secured outline planning permission for a 180,000 sq ft technology park at Whippingham on the Isle of Wight.
Newcastle City Council has awarded outline planning permission to 1NG to develop a Science Central research building at the former Scottish & Newcastle site, which could lead to a £255m investment and 1,900 new jobs.
Quod has acquired Hunt Dobson Stringer, the London-based firm of regeneration and development consultants.
Balfour Beatty is to sell its UK trackwork manufacturing business, which has five sites and annual sales of £55m, to the Progress Rail Services subsidiary of Caterpillar.
Gladedale Estates is to invest £50m in the renovation of the Bass Maltings building in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, in order to create new offices, shops and apartments.
Carter Jonas is to merge with Jeffersons, the Cambridge-based commercial property firm.
Wates Group is to create about 300 new jobs this year, having won a number of new construction contracts.
Interior Services Group has acquired an 85% stake in Realys Group, the Chinese design and project management company, for £5.6m.
Roxhill Developments is to start work on the development of a new £30m business park at Inverness Airport later this year, including a hotel, offices, warehouses and the creation of up to 1,200 jobs.
Plumbase has acquired 12 former PTS plumbing depots, taking its total network to 194.
Compass Group has acquired PPP-Infrastructure Management, the support services firm with annual revenue of £20m, from Semperian for undisclosed terms.
Romag, the County Durham-based specialist glass manufacturer with 160 staff, has been acquired by Gentoo of Sunderland in a pre-pack administration.
Silverdell has acquired AH Allen, the asbestos consultancy with offices in Hessle and Sheffield, for up to £0.9m.
Matthews & Goodman has merged with Edmund Kirby to create a combined group of chartered surveyors with offices in Manchester, Liverpool and London.
Fisher German is to merge with Worcestershire-based John Sanders to create a combined chartered surveying group with 13 offices.
Taylor Wimpey is to sell its North American housebuilding business to TMM Holdings for £595m.
Vicinity of Liverpool is to merge with Salford-based Contour to create a new low-cost housing provider called Symphony Housing Group.
Mount Anvil and Workspace Group are to invest £80m in the redevelopment of Wandsworth Business Village in London.
Regus, the serviced office provider, is to take 15,500 sq ft of space at the No 1 Bell Street building in Maidenhead.
Northerngroup is planning to transform the 40,000 sq ft Jactin House hostel at Ancoats in Manchester into a £5m centre for new businesses, which could create more than 200 jobs.
MIDAS is planning to relocate its Manchester-based inward investment agency to Warren Bruce Court in Trafford Park.
Cemex is to invest £4m at its South Ferriby cement factory in North Lincolnshire, in order to reduce dust emissions and increase production.
James Latham has acquired DLH UK, the hardwood importer, from Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman for a nominal sum, and will invest £4.2m in the expansion of the business.
Hardscape of Bolton has acquired Kane Granite Products, the Belfast-based building materials distributor.
Bovis Homes is to support the expansion of its housebuilding operations in southern England by opening 33 new sales outlets this year.
Donington Park is looking to build a new business park at its motor racing circuit in Leicestershire, which could create up to 1,500 jobs.
Ward Williams Associates has acquired Baseline, the Cornwall-based project management and surveying firm.
Project Scaffolding, the scaffolding firm with sites in Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Livingston, has sold a 76% stake in its business to TI Industrial Group of Bolton.
Savills is to relocate its Liverpool property services office and 20 staff to Princes Dock.
Fairhursts Design Group is to relocate its Manchester-based architectural firm to a 9,000 sq ft office at 55 King Street this summer.
Lambert Smith Hampton is to relocate its Leeds-based property consultancy and 40 staff to a 4,600 sq ft office at City Square.
Countrywide has acquired Property Quarters, the North Shields-based residential property agent with nine staff, for undisclosed terms.
Inviron, the Birmingham-based technical maintenance and management firm with 1,100 staff, has been acquired by Imtech of the Netherlands for undisclosed terms.
Shropshire Council is to consider plans from Alaska Developments to expand the Shrewsbury Business Park over the next five years, which will lead to the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.
Hankinson Painting Group has acquired Programmed Maintenance Services UK, the Nottingham-based property services firm, for undisclosed terms.
Lakes College West Cumbria is planning to set up a £7m construction training centre by 2012, in order to support the development of a nuclear power plant at Sellafield and the £90m West Cumberland Hospital.
Spice has sold its Aylesbury-based Facilities Services Group business to a management team backed by NBGI Private Equity for £9m.
Basingstoke Borough Council is to invest £20m in the refurbishment of its civic office complex, with all staff relocating to the Deanes building.
Privet Capital has acquired HWA Group, the residential building contractor.
Speedy Hire is to reorganise its nationwide network of hire depots over the next five years, in order to create about ten large multi-service centres, up to 60 superstores and 200 local stores.
Grafton Merchanting has acquired the Big Ord builders' merchant in Aberdeen and Bain Morrison in Stornoway.
Klober UK is to set up a 40,000 sq ft roofing warehouse at the East Midlands Distribution Centre in Castle Donington in March.
Anglo American and Lafarge are to combine their UK construction materials operations into a new joint venture with annual sales of £1.8bn and more than 7,000 staff.
RB Farquhar of Aberdeenshire has sold its accommodation hire business out of administration to Peterborough-based Elliott Group for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 72 staff.
Staffordshire County Council is planning to build a 30,000 sq ft innovation centre at Keele University Science & Business Park, providing space for about 125 staff.
Carillion is to acquire Eaga, the Newcastle-based provider of heating and renewable energy services with 4,000 staff, for £306m.
JCB is to create up to 80 engineering jobs at its construction equipment factories in Wrexham, Staffordshire and Derbyshire.
Willmott Dixon is to expand its occupancy of the Spirella Building in Letchworth, with the creation of 70 jobs.
Greig Avinou is setting up a new 4,700 sq ft headquarters for its national window cleaning business at Leith in Edinburgh.
A Longworth & Sons, the Sale-based building services firm with 25 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
St Modwen Properties has submitted plans for a £70m town centre development in Longbridge, including 165,000 sq ft of retail space, a hotel and apartments.
Walsall Council is in discussions with developer Parkhill about a proposal for the £18m regeneration of the 35-acre former IMI copper works site, which could create 4,000 jobs.
Gedling Borough Council is to receive plans from City Estates for the redevelopment of an oil depot site at Colwick Loop Road, including shops, offices, cinema, hotel and the creation of 960 jobs.
Birmingham City University has unveiled revised plans for a new £123m campus for its Institute of Art & Design on a site at Millennium Point.
Home Group is to set up a new 11,300 sq ft social housing call centre at the Quorum Business Park in Newcastle in May, with the creation of 130 jobs.
Accord, the group of housing associations, is to set up a flat-pack homes factory on a five-acre site in Walsall.
AEW, the Manchester-based architecture and design firm with 56 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Amey has acquired Transportation Planning International, the traffic planning consultancy with offices in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, London and Ireland.
Savills has acquired Thomas Davidson & Partners, the London-based retail property agency with 16 staff, for an estimated £4m.
Kimberly has acquired High Level Platforms, the chain of access hire depots in Poole, Wareham and Southampton, for undisclosed terms.
South Tyneside Council and One North East have unveiled plans to build a £5.4m 30,000 sq ft environmental business incubator centre in South Shields by 2012.
LHL Group has acquired Roger Spencer Logan, the York-based chartered surveyor, for undisclosed terms.
Two Rivers Housing is looking to relocate its housing association from Mitcheldean to a new office development at the Cleeve Mill Business Park in Newent.
Bryn Thomas has been sold out of administration to two associated companies, securing 46 jobs at its Flint-based crane hire business.
Keltbray has acquired Golf Environmental, the golf course builder with sites in Basingstoke, Birmingham, Oxford, Reigate and Uxbridge.
Seddon Property Services is planning to expand the 1,200-strong workforce at its 30 offices with 20 new jobs over the next few months.
LSL Property Services is to create up to 100 jobs at its property business, including 50 at a new £2m call centre in Southampton.
Stewart Milne Homes is to recruit up to 100 builders to expand its housebuilding operations in Aberdeen.
May Gurney has acquired Turriff Group, the Scottish utilities contractor with 560 staff, for up to £14m.
Reading Borough Council is to start searching for a new headquarters for up to 350 staff.
Cornerstone is to relocate its Exeter-based housing association and 20 staff to a new 7,700 sq ft office in Western Way in 2012.
Pyeroy has acquired CEI, the Irish electrical contractor, for undisclosed terms, as well as the scaffolding assets of Teesside-based Spectrum Access.
Homefix 24-7 is planning to create 100 new jobs at its Middlesbrough-based household repairs business over the next few weeks.
Pure Offices is planning to expand its network of serviced offices by opening a new site in Oldbury this autumn.
Hewden is to invest £20m in the acquisition of new equipment for its plant hire business, including diggers, forklift trucks and dumper trucks.
Savills is to relocate its Manchester-based real estate business from Fountain Court to a 13,700 sq ft office at the Belvedere building in April.
Birmingham City Council is considering plans to set up a trading company to provide building consultancy and design services to the public and private sector in the West Midlands.
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council is to set up a 41,721 sq ft temporary office at Quay West in Trafford this summer.
Caterpillar is to create up to 100 new jobs at its construction equipment plant in Peterlee.
Raglan Housing Association is setting up new offices in Reading and Southampton, with the transfer of up to 100 jobs from Bournemouth and Poole.
GWK Architects, the Newcastle-based architectural firm with 11 staff, has merged with ADP of Oxford.
Evans Jones has merged its Cheltenham-based construction consultancy with James Nicholas of Gloucester and Beccaben of Cheltenham.
Capita Symonds is to relocate 134 staff from Sefton to a new office at Alaska House in Bootle in January.
Leicester City Council is looking to invest up to £30m in a new city centre headquarters, as five possible options are being considered to house 1,400 staff.
Aker Solutions is to sell its process and construction business, including 950 staff in Stockton, Port Solent, Warrington and Whitehaven, to Jacobs Engineering of the US for £437m.
Leadbitter, the Oxford-based construction firm with 700 staff, has been acquired by Bouygues of France and a management team.