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Police Scotland is planning to build a new £45m headquarters at Dalmarnock in Glasgow in 2014.
Naylor is investing £2m in a new kiln for its Barnsley-based construction products division, in order to manufacture clay drainage pipes.
Keepmoat is looking to recruit an additional 50 staff at its Luton-based construction division.
Mace is looking to double the size of the 3,600-strong workforce in its construction business over the next seven years.
SIG is to expand the Sheffield-based headquarters of its building products business by 20,000 sq ft.
Aukett Fitzroy Robinson has acquired Swanke Hayden Connell Europe, the firm of architects with 95 staff and offices in London and Sheffield, for £1.6m.
Leicester City Council is seeking government funding for the £100m regeneration of the city's riverside area, including 500,000 sq ft of employment space and up to 3,500 jobs.
Somerset County Council is planning to build a 24,000 sq ft innovation centre at Bridgwater Gateway, to support the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project.
Colliers International is to relocate the City of London headquarters of its property services business to a 2,500 sq ft unit at 35 King Street.
Altus Edwin Hill has acquired Eileen Bilton Partnership, the Warrington-based property agency.
Helical Bar is considering plans to relocate its London-based property development office to an 8,000 sq ft unit at 5 Hanover Square.
Lucion Environmental has acquired MPC Northern, the Rotherham-based asbestos surveying firm.
Weston College is to build a new £10m business school called the North Somerset Enterprise & Technology College by 2015.
Mouchel is looking to recruit 600 engineers at its Surrey-based infrastructure and business services group over the next year.
Keepmoat Homes is planning to expand its housebuilding business into Scotland for the first time next year.
Safety & Lifting Group has acquired New-Tonne Lifting Services, the Newton-le-Willows-based crane distributor with 15 staff, for £0.25m.
Premier Technical Services Group has acquired Test Strike, the Long Eaton-based lightning conductor maintenance firm with 25 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Connells is looking to recruit a further 100 chartered surveyors at its Bedfordshire-based surveys and valuations business next year.
Page Park, the Glasgow-based architecture practice with 40 staff, has been acquired by an Employee Benefit Trust.
Balfour Beatty and Kier are to build a new Ministry of Defence training school for 800 staff at RAF Lyneham near Swindon.
Ash & Lacy has secured funding of £7m to expand its West Bromwich-based building systems business, including additional manufacturing capacity and new jobs.
New College Nottingham is seeking permission for the £27m expansion of its Basford Hall site by 2015, including a new sustainable construction centre.
JCB is to build a new construction equipment factory in Uttoxeter, as part of a £150m expansion programme that will include 2,500 new jobs.
Weymouth & Portland Council is planning to relocate almost 100 staff from North Quay to Dorchester.
CBRE is seeking a suitable 12,000 sq ft office for the relocation of its Birmingham-based property consultancy and up to 110 staff.
Cornwall Council has approved plans to develop a new £15m local government office at Beacon Technology Park in Bodmin, providing space for up to 675 staff.
London School of Economics has raised £125m to fund the redevelopment of its campus, including a new building at Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Imerys is seeking permission to set up a concrete blocks manufacturing plant at Treviscoe in Cornwall, with the creation of 26 jobs.
Baker Tilly has announced the transfer of 114 staff from Teesside-based J Hughes Construction out of administration to a new firm called Applebridge Construction.
Southampton City Council has agreed a £30m deal with Mitie to make energy efficiency improvements in council homes, which could create up to 760 jobs.
Serco Group has sold its London-based street maintenance and transport technology business to Cubic Corporation for £43m.
Hanson Cement is to create 100 new driving jobs at quarries and cement works across the country, including sites in Clitheroe and Bradford.
Integrity Security Group has acquired Roscot Security, the Walsall-based security services firm with 60 staff.
Forshaw Group, the Liverpool-based building repair firm with 25 staff and up to 150 subcontractors, has undergone a management buy-out.
Eastbourne Borough Council is to consider plans for the £80m expansion of Sovereign Harbour, including a business park, shops, homes and 1,500 jobs.
Almacantar is planning to redevelop Marble Arch Tower in London with 408,000 sq ft of housing, offices, shops and a cinema by 2018.
Story Contracting is planning to expand the 25-strong workforce at its new depot in Normanton with 50 new jobs over the next 18 months.
Michelmersh Brick is to invest £2.5m in the expansion of its Freshfield Lane brickworks in West Sussex, having raised £10m in a share placing.
Mark Group is looking to create new jobs at its Leicester headquarters, in order to support the expansion of its home insulation operations across the US.
Crown Paints has acquired three decorator centres in in Scarborough, Bridlington and Driffield from Melton-based Needlers.
Anglo American is to sell Tarmac Building Products to joint venture partner Lafarge Tarmac for undisclosed terms, including 800 staff and offices in Wolverhampton and Buxton.
Skanska UK is to create 62 new jobs at its Doncaster-based piling and foundation business, as part of a £12m investment in new facilities.
CBRE has acquired Norland Managed Services, the London-based commercial property engineering firm with 4,000 staff, for £250m.
Express Estate Agency is looking to expand the 160-strong workforce at its Manchester-based online estate agency with 40 new jobs by the end of the year.
Ross & Liddell has acquired B&B Property Management of Dumbarton for undisclosed terms.
Bechtel is to relocate its London-based construction and engineering office to a 75,000 sq ft unit at Park Royal next June.
OBI Property is looking to expand its Manchester-based real estate business across the country and double the 12-strong workforce over the next 18 months.
Wernick Hire has acquired Atco Structures & Logistics UK, the Banbury-based cabin hire firm with annual turnover of £2.5m.
Hewden is investing £61m in the expansion of its plant hire fleet, and two new hub depots are planned in Bedford and to the west of London.
MEPC has unveiled plans for the £250m expansion of Milton Park business park near Didcot over the next ten years, with the creation of 5,500 jobs.
West Register has submitted outline plans to build a 13-storey 263,000 sq ft office building on Cornwall Street in Birmingham.
Skene Group is to create 18 new jobs at its Glenrothes-based quarrying and construction business, taking the total workforce to about 250.
East Devon District Council has identified four potential sites for the relocation of its Sidmouth headquarters over the next two years.
Hadlow College has unveiled plans for the £40m transformation of the Betteshanger colliery site in Kent, including a green energy business park and 1,000 jobs.
Hewlett is to open a new headquarters for its construction business at Priors Hall Park in Corby, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
Mears is to sell its Haydon mechanical and electrical services division in London to a new company called Curzon 3003 for a nominal sum.
CBRE is to acquire Alan Selby & Partners, the London-based residential property consultancy, for undisclosed terms.
Story Contracting has bought the Edinburgh-based rail plant division of Caledonian Industrial for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 17 staff.
CareTech has bought most of the business and assets of Elmfield Training, the Warrington-based provider of vocational training with 350 staff, for £1.5m.
Bournemouth University is planning to develop a new £22m academic and research building on its Talbot Campus.
John Truslove has merged with A Victor Powell to create a combined property consultancy with offices in Redditch and Bromsgrove.
HML Holdings has acquired the block property management business of London-based LHH Management for £0.3m.
Amey is to relocate its support services office and 500 jobs from Leyland to The Matchworks in Liverpool early next year.
Conder Developments has won approval for a 42,000 sq ft industrial and warehouse development on the 3.5-acre Arrow Point Park site at Hucknall in Nottinghamshire.
Carter Jonas has bought Sullivan Thomas, the London-based residential property agency with three offices and 21 staff.
GVA is to relocate its Liverpool-based property agency to a 3,500 sq ft office at 4 St Paul's Square in January.
Leeds City Council has approved plans from Town Centre Securities for a 600,000 sq ft office and leisure development at Whitehall Riverside.
Persimmon Homes is looking to recruit more than 100 apprentices at its housebuilding operations across the country next year.
Seddon is to expand the training opportunities at its Bolton-based housebuilding business, including 90 new jobs, 50 apprentices and 134 work placements.
HML Holdings has bought the block property management business of Bolton-based PR Gibbs for £0.3m.
MJF Cleaning Services is planning to expand the 140-strong workforce at its Darlington-based commercial cleaning business with 30 new jobs by the end of the year.
Carillion has acquired the support services and facilities management business of John Laing.
Lakehouse has acquired Foster Property Maintenance of East Anglia, taking its workforce to more than 900.
Mid Suffolk District Council and Babergh Council are considering plans to relocate their administrations to a combined headquarters at Endeavour House in Ipswich.
Zoopla is planning to relocate its London-based online property business to a 15,000 sq ft office at the Harlequin Building in Southwark.
Altrad NSG has acquired Spectra Scaffolding of Greater Manchester and Trad Scaffolding of London.
Targetspace is to set up a 15,000 sq ft serviced office at Hertsmere House in London's Canary Wharf.
Manchester Metropolitan University is to relocate its Innospace business incubator to a 14,000 sq ft unit at Birley Fields in February.
Polish Consulate is reported to be planning to relocate its Manchester office to a 10,000 sq ft unit on Portland Street.
Leeds City Council has reached agreement with Town Centre Securities to transform Merrion House into a 170,000 sq ft customer services centre for up to 1,900 staff.
Forrest, the Bolton-based social housing contractor with 500 staff, has secured a £16m private equity investment from Palatine.
Wilson Bowden and Miller Birch are planning to develop a new £200m business park on a 250-acre site in Derby for Derby City Council and Rolls-Royce, with the creation of up to 8,000 jobs.
Wolverhampton City Council has approved plans to build a new £18m teaching block for the University of Wolverhampton Business School by 2015.
Canary Wharf Group has unveiled plans to build a 31-storey 1.1m sq ft office at 1 Park Place in London's Docklands.
Development Securities is planning to develop 250,000 sq ft of new office and residential space at Southwark station in London.
Beresford Adams Commercial has acquired Gareth Williams Commercial, the Rhyl-based property agency.
WYG has acquired Higham & Co, the Manchester-based planning consultancy, for undisclosed terms.
Nicholls & Clarke has acquired Colchester Tile Supplies to create a combined tile distribution group with a fleet of 110 commercial vehicles.
GVA has acquired James Barr, the Glasgow-based commercial property consultancy with 40 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Cala is looking to double the size of its Edinburgh-based housebuilding business by 2017, including an increased presence in southern England.
Brighton & Hove City Council is planning to develop a £10m digital hub for new companies at the eight-storey New England House.
M&G Real Estate and Bell Hammer have unveiled plans for a 185,000 sq ft speculative office development at Forbury Square in Reading by 2015.
University of York has unveiled plans for the £400m revamp of its Heslington West campus, including new student accommodation and teaching facilities.
CPBigwood has acquired DMA, the Hampshire-based firm of chartered surveyors with 13 staff, for undisclosed terms.
I2 Office is to set up a 23,000 sq ft serviced office at Two Snowhill in Birmingham.
Lomond Capital has acquired Yvonne Moir, the Aberdeen-based property services firm, for undisclosed terms.
Howarth Timber has bought the business and assets of Brighouse-based Northern Timber, taking its branch network to 28 sites.
GVA is seeking a suitable 50,000 sq ft location in the City of London for the relocation of 500 commercial property staff by 2015.
Oakapple Commercial has submitted plans for a £30m 100,000 sq ft office development on Sweet Street in Leeds city centre.
Aberdeen City Council has approved plans from Knight Property Group for the £30m transformation of the Capitol Theatre into an office for up to 700 workers.
Landmark is to set up a 15,000 sq ft serviced office centre at 48 Dover Street in the West End of London this November.
Countrywide is to acquire Lambert Smith Hampton, the commercial property consultancy with 26 offices and 861 staff, for £34m.
National Plastics is planning to expand its nationwide chain of 25 building product depots with up to ten new sites over the next three years.
PM Group is planning to expand the workforce at its UK construction and engineering operations from 260 to 300 over the next few months.
Rinus Roofing is looking to expand its Lancashire-based chain of 15 roofing supplies depots into a nationwide network of 30 sites.
Leeds City Council is to award outline consent to Scarborough Group International for the £400m expansion of Thorpe Park, including 1.1m sq ft of new office space, shops and a hotel.
Travis Perkins has acquired a 109,000 sq ft warehouse at Appleton near Warrington for undisclosed terms.
The University of Exeter has won permission to build a new £30m science building at the Streatham Campus.
Welwyn Hatfield Council has unveiled plans to invest £4.4m in the expansion of a council office in Welwyn Garden City by summer 2014.
MKM Building Supplies is to expand its Hull-based chain of 40 branches with six new sites this year.
Advanced Business Park, the Chinese developer of the Royal Albert Dock, is to set up a global headquarters with 100 staff at an undisclosed location in London.
Henderson Global Investors has unveiled plans for a 910,000 sq ft office development at 40 Leadenhall Street in the City of London.
Lomond Capital has acquired Thornley Groves, the Manchester-based chain of eight estate agency offices with 80 staff, for undisclosed terms.
MEPC is to invest up to £50m in the development of new industrial and office space at the 419-acre Hillington Park in Glasgow.
Wolseley has acquired a 142,000 sq ft warehouse for its plumbing products business at Swadlincote in Derbyshire.
Leicester City Council is planning to develop a £6.3m 21,000 sq ft centre for small businesses at the Friars Mill industrial site.
Crossrail has won planning permission to build a 207,000 sq ft office block at the new Farringdon West station in London.
Titanic Quarter has submitted plans to build a £20m 190,000 sq ft office centre for technology companies in Belfast by 2015.
Vp has acquired Mr Cropper, the Burton upon Trent-based construction equipment hire firm, for £4.6m.
University of Northampton has submitted outline plans to relocate to a new £330m Waterside campus at Avon Nunn Mills.
Gower College Swansea has unveiled plans for a new £40m campus at Cockett, including training facilities for catering, creative arts, vehicles and sport.
Cosyseal Group of Stockton is to create up to 80 new jobs, having won a £38m contract to install insulation on properties in Watford.
East Hampshire Council has unveiled plans to develop a business park at Louisburg Barracks in Whitehill Bordon in 2015, with the creation of 500 jobs.
IES to create 20 new jobs at its Glasgow-based building technology business.
Rhead Group has acquired Calvert & Russell, the South Staffordshire-based rail and nuclear consultancy.
Foxtons is planning to expand its London-based chain of 42 estate agencies with up to ten new branches a year between 2014 and 2018, and will raise £55m in a flotation.
Persimmon Homes is looking to recruit 100 trade apprentices at its Lancashire-based housebuilding business, and will also create technical and sales jobs.
Reef Estates is to submit plans for a new 100-acre business park in Didcot, including 955,000 sq ft of commercial space.
SHS Integrated Services has acquired Dixon Pentland, the Doncaster-based scaffolding firm with 65 staff, for £2m.
Carpetronic is to create up to ten new jobs at its Paisley-based luxury flooring business.
Doncaster Council has approved plans from Peel Investments North for the development of a business park near Robin Hood Airport, with the creation of up to 1,700 jobs.
Barmston Developments is to build a £6m business start-up centre at Turbine Business Park in Sunderland by next year, with the creation of 150 jobs.
JTL is to open a new £1m 20,000 sq ft construction training centre at Mill Wharf in Birmingham this autumn.
Culham Science Centre is looking to expand the facilities at its business park in Oxfordshire, in order to attract more science and technology firms and create up to 1,000 jobs.
Future Cities Catapult is seeking a suitable location of about 24,000 sq ft in London to set up a new centre for urban innovation by the end of the year.
James Jones & Sons has agreed a deal with Moray Council to expand its sawmill onto an adjacent site in Forres, securing 54 jobs.
Noonan Services is to create 70 new jobs at its facilities management business in Northern Ireland, having won a number of new contracts.
Renew Holdings has acquired Lewis Civil Engineering, the Cardiff-based supplier of assets to the water industry with 175 staff, for £7.9m.
Verve Properties and Crest Nicholson are to expand The Paintworks business park in Bristol over the next two years, including new offices, homes and a recording studio.
Barton Willmore is setting up a 3,900 sq ft planning and design consultancy office at St Andrews House in Cambridge.
Aberdeen City Council is to consider plans from Titan Investors for the £38m transformation of the former Bells Hotel on Union Street into a 130,000 sq ft office block by 2016.
Balfour Beatty is to sell its UK facilities management business to GDF Suez Energy Services for £190m, with the transfer of up to 9,000 staff.
Coda Studios is relocating its Sheffield-based architectural firm and 21 staff to a larger 3,000 sq ft office at Cornish Place.
Langtree is to submit plans to develop a 60,000 sq ft Techspace office and laboratory facility at Sci-Tech Daresbury, with the creation of up to 420 jobs.
Kier has reached agreement on a £70m deal to build and maintain nine new fire stations for London Fire Brigade by 2016.
Huws Gray has acquired JF Beale, the Derby-based builders' merchant, taking its network to 42 sites.
Quattro Group, the London-based plant hire firm, has undergone a management buy-out.
Galgorm Castle in Ballymena is to invest £3m in the creation of 27,000 sq ft of new office space at its existing business park.
Johnson Service Group has sold its facilities management business to a new company called Bell Rock Bidco for £32m.
Keepmoat is to relocate its property services business and about 100 staff to a new 10,000 sq ft office at Holbeck in Leeds this summer.
Churchill Retirement Living is to invest £500m in the expansion of its retirement housing operations over the next three years.
Oregon Timber Frame is building a new 20,000 sq ft factory at its site in Selkirk, due to rising demand from housebuilders.
Silverdell has acquired Kitsons Environmental Europe for up to £8m, in order to expand its Euro Dismantling Services subsidiary.
TC Facilities Management has acquired Equinox Security Management, the London-based security services firm, for undisclosed terms.
Cornwall Development Company is considering plans to set up an office in London for the Local Enterprise Partnership, in order to attract investment to Cornwall.
Travis Perkins is to open a new distribution centre in Cardiff next year, in order to serve 94 builders' merchant branches and create up to 90 jobs.
Hines is to relocate its London-based property investment business to an 11,000 sq ft office at 5 Welbeck Street.
Club Workspace is to expand its London-based office-sharing network with six new sites over the next year.
Collier & Madge, the London-based property management firm with more than 50 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
Walsall College is planning to develop a new £5m business and sports campus next to its main site, in order to train 180 apprentices a year.
Powys County Council is looking to build a new headquarters for the council, police, ambulance and fire service in Welshpool.
Energy Coast Campus has submitted plans for a £90m 35,000 sq ft University Technical College at Lillyhall in Cumbria, in order to provide training services in construction, energy and engineering.
Barker-Mill Estates has unveiled plans to develop a 78-acre complex of offices and homes at Adanac Park in Southampton, which could create 3,000 jobs.
Ramboll is to relocate its Chester-based building consultancy office and up to 90 staff to an 8,000 sq ft unit on St John's Street.
Fisher German has merged with Kent-based Lister InfraServ to create a combined chartered surveying group with 15 offices.
The University of Reading has confirmed plans to invest £25m in the development of the first three laboratories at its new science park in Shinfield.
Hanson Building Products is to reopen its Claughton brickworks in Lancashire over the next few months.
JCB is to set up a 383,000 sq ft construction equipment distribution centre at Chatterley Valley near Stoke-on-Trent, with the creation of 300 jobs over the next two years.
Babcock Montajes of Spain is opening an office at 3 Hardman Street in Manchester, in order to control its 100-strong UK civil engineering workforce.
Barnet & Southgate College is planning to relocate its hairdressing and construction training campus to a new five-storey building on Lanacre Avenue in Colindale.
Serviced Office Group is to acquire Avanta Managed Offices, the London-based operator of 17 serviced offices, for £15m.
Bruntwood has unveiled plans to expand Booths Park in Knutsford with three new office buildings totalling 187,000 sq ft.
Peter Brett Associates has acquired Hannah Reed & Associates, the civil engineering firm with 85 staff in Cambridge, Oxford, Doncaster and Glasgow.
Carter Jonas has merged with Peter Greenwood & Co, the North Yorkshire-based firm of chartered surveyors.
Servest has acquired Maxwell Stewart, the building services firm with sites in London and Manchester and annual turnover of £15m.
Brookgate has won planning consent to build a £80m 129,000 sq ft office at Station Square in Cambridge.
Executive Offices Group, the London-based network of 28 serviced offices, is expected to be acquired by Queensgate Investments for about £260m.
Balfour Beatty has won a £200m council contract to maintain highways and parks in Herefordshire.
Malin Floors is to relocate its industrial concrete flooring business and up to 30 staff from Wythenshawe to a larger site in Sale.
Birmingham City Council and Sterling Property Ventures are planning to develop up to 500,000 sq ft of new office space on Great Charles Street, providing space for 2,500 jobs.
HSS Hire Services Group has acquired UK Platforms, the chain of ten powered access depots with 120 staff, from Haulotte Group.
The Ministry of Justice is planning to build a £250m prison in North Wales, with the creation of 1,000 jobs.
Orega is to set up a 12,000 sq ft serviced office at 76 King Street in Manchester city centre by July.
Berkeley Group is planning to expand its social investment programme by creating up to 250 jobs for unemployed people at 70 building sites across southern England.
Darlington Borough Council has secured £6m of government grants to build a Business Growth Hub at Central Park by 2015, providing space for 52 companies.
Day Group has submitted plans to Reigate & Banstead Borough Council to build an aggregates manufacturing plant at Salfords railway station.
Maris, the workplace design consultancy, is to set up a 7,300 sq ft office at 65 Southwark Street in London.
London & Devonshire Trust is planning to develop a 22-acre business park at a former Toshiba site in Plymouth, including 255,000 sq ft of industrial space.
Leicester City Council is planning to develop a new £11m headquarters for 630 staff at Attenborough House in Charles Street.
Warwick District Council has approved plans for the development of the £250m Coventry & Warwickshire Gateway manufacturing and distribution park.
Linley & Simpson has acquired Carrington Property Management, the Yorkshire-based lettings agency, for undisclosed terms.
Gazeley, the developer of warehouses with assets of 5.6m sq ft, has been acquired by Brookfield for undisclosed terms.
The Department for Communities & Local Government has awarded £100m to 13 enterprise zones to build the infrastructure needed for job creation projects at 18 sites.
Newham Council is to consider plans from Silvertown Partnership for the £1.5bn regeneration of the 50-acre Silvertown Quays site in London, including offices, shops, homes, leisure facilities and 9,000 jobs.
Leeds College of Building is to invest £15m in the development of a new 86,000 sq ft training centre in Leeds city centre by 2015.
SCA Timber has submitted plans for a new timber products factory in Hull, with the creation of 65 jobs.
Gallagher Group is to submit plans to Maidstone Council to build a £20m business park at Junction 8 of the M20, providing about 600 jobs and factory space for ADL and Scarab.
AFI-Uplift has acquired Hi-Reach, the aerial platform hire firm, as part of a £85m refinancing deal supported by Rutland Partners.
Tudor Griffiths has acquired four Cemex concrete plants in Aberystwyth, Bangor, Newtown and Wrexham.
Total Construction Supplies is to relocate its 34 staff to a new 26,000 sq ft unit on the Boundary Industrial Estate in Wolverhampton later this month.
Zoopla Property Group has acquired Vizzihome, the provider of market data to estate agencies.
Eleco has sold the building products manufacturing operations of ElecoBuild to Omnis Industries for £0.2m, including 44 staff in Suffolk.
BAM Construction is to relocate 40 construction and facilities management staff from Balsall Common to the FORE development in Solihull in September.
Interior Services Group has won a £52m contract to refurbish the Bush House office building in London.
Stanhope is forming a partnership with ABP of China to plan a new £1bn business park at the Royal Albert Dock in London, in order to provide a 24-hour facility for Asian companies expanding into Europe.
Dunlop Heywood has acquired Bissett Kenning & Newiss, the Newcastle-based chartered surveying firm, for undisclosed terms.
Interserve has acquired Paragon Management UK, the London-based property refurbishment firm, for undisclosed terms.
Halton Housing Trust is to invest £11m in improvements to its 6,000 homes in Runcorn and Widnes over the next year.
Kestrel-BCE is to relocate its building products warehouse and sales operation from Stoke-on-Trent to Scunthorpe by the end of the year.
Coventry City Council is planning to relocate many of its staff to a new £40m office at Friargate by 2016, in order to reduce its sites from 27 to nine.
Topland Group is to relocate the London headquarters of its real estate business to an adjacent 7,000 sq ft office on Wigmore Street.
Skene Group is to create 20 new jobs at its Fife-based construction business, having won contracts worth £8m.
Belvoir Lettings has acquired Claygold, the property lettings agency with offices in Basingstoke and Andover, for £1.5m.
Selby District Council is to consider plans from Bishopdyke Estates to build a new 1.25m sq ft industrial estate at Sherburn-in-Elmet.
Murphy Group has acquired the Wirral-based Land & Marine Project Engineering subsidiary of Daniel Contractors out of administration, saving 184 jobs.
Esh Group is looking to double the 100-strong workforce at its construction operations in Yorkshire this year.
Safeguard, the Hampshire-based property maintenance firm with 15 office staff, has undergone a £2.5m management buy-out.
Globe Construction has won a contract to build a new 35,000 sq ft headquarters for Your Housing Group at Birchwood Park in Warrington.
Ashtead Group has acquired Accession Group, the Derbyshire-based provider of temporary access rental services, and its Eve Trakway subsidiary for £28m.
Freefoam Building Products is to expand its 90-strong workforce in Northampton with 40 new jobs.
Barratt Developments is planning to create 600 jobs at its housing operations across the country over the next three years.
Duff & Phelps has sold three Burdens builders' merchants in Cornwall, Cumbria and Kent out of administration to Civils Store for undisclosed terms.
Brickwork Services is to expand the 170-strong workforce at its Hartlepool-based building services business with 40 new jobs.
AA Projects has acquired Fitton Associates, the London-based project management and building surveying firm, for undisclosed terms.
Sovini Property Services is looking to create 58 new jobs at its Liverpool-based property maintenance business over the next few weeks.
Waltham Forest Council is looking to create up to 40 new jobs at Urbaser, its street cleaning contractor.
Principal Building Products is to set up a 50,000 sq ft warehouse on the Barbot Hall Industrial Estate in Rotherham.
Mersey Timber is to relocate its Merseyside-based chipboard operations and up to 33 staff to a new 68,000 sq ft site in Bootle over the next few months.
Enemetric is planning to create 68 new jobs at its off-site construction business in Lanarkshire over the next 18 months.
Westerleigh Group is planning to expand its Bristol-based chain of 18 crematoriums with new sites across the country, having been acquired by investment firm Antin Infrastructure.
Santia Asbestos Management has acquired First Order Red, the Nottinghamshire-based environmental consultancy, for £2.2m.
Tishman Speyer is planning to refurbish the 300,000 sq ft Eland House office complex in London's Victoria, after the Department for Communities & Local Government relocates 1,200 staff to Marsham Street from September.
Bouygues UK has sold Fitzgerald, the Birmingham-based civil engineering contractor with 100 staff, to a management buy-out.
AGS Home Improvement has sold the assets of its Newton Abbot-based windows business out of administration to Britannia Windows and Epwin Group, saving 60 jobs.
Barratt Homes is to relocate its Bristol office to a 13,000 sq ft unit on Waterside Drive at Aztec West.
Travis Perkins is planning to set up a 700,000 sq ft building products distribution centre at Omega North near Warrington by 2014.
Resources North East has set up a 10,000 sq ft construction training centre in Jarrow and a 4,000 sq ft IT training centre in Sunderland, in order to train 200 more apprentices a year.
Rider Levett Bucknall is to relocate its Birmingham-based property consultancy to a 7,250 sq ft office on Colmore Row in June.
East Midlands Housing Group has acquired Sharpe's Gardening Services, the landscaping company with 20 staff.
Kier Group has agreed a deal to acquire May Gurney, the Norwich-based road and rail maintenance firm with about 6,000 staff, for £221m, beating a previous bid from Costain.
BGM Group has been sold out of administration by KPMG to Manchester-based Europa, saving 29 of the 55 jobs at its Colwyn Bay-based workplace consultancy.
AFL Architects has merged with S&P to create a combined architecture practice with more than 100 staff in London, Manchester, Glasgow and a new office in Birmingham.
Hydrock Group has acquired QDS Environmental, the Guildford-based land remediation firm.
Jubb Consulting Engineers is to submit plans to relocate its Plymouth-based civil engineering business and up to 30 staff to a new office in Central Park.
Segro is to build a new 84,000 sq ft business park with 15 units at Enfield in London by 2014.
MKM Building Supplies of Hull is looking to expand its nationwide chain of 39 builders' merchants with three or four new sites this year.
South Lanarkshire Council has approved proposals for the £15m transformation of the former Shawfield Industrial Estate, in order to prepare the site for future development.
Amey is to relocate the headquarters of its recently-acquired Enterprise support services business out of Lancaster House in Leyland in 2014, and is seeking a suitable location nearby.
Breedon Aggregates is to acquire sand and gravel quarries in Wigan, Mold, Lydney and South Yorkshire from Marshalls for £17m.
Oaktree Capital Management is planning to invest £300m in the expansion of its serviced apartments business, and is seeking suitable sites in London.
Russet Homes is doubling the size of its social housing office in Kings Hill, Kent, to 35,000 sq ft, providing space for more than 170 staff.
Fenix Property is looking to create up to 18 jobs at its Wearside-based property rental business over the next year.
Breedon Aggregates has acquired six quarries, seven concrete plants and four asphalt plants in Grampian, Highlands, Tayside and Hebrides from Aggregate Industries for £34m.
Parkway Green has merged with Willow Park Housing Trust to create the Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, which will maintain 14,000 homes and employ 500 staff.
Vivark is to create 18 new jobs at its Merseyside-based building maintenance business over the next few months.
The Department of Communities & Local Government is said to be planning to relocate its London headquarters and 1,200 staff from Eland House to Marsham Street.
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council has awarded outline planning permission to develop 146,000 sq ft of industrial buildings, offices and warehouses at the Mere Tank Farm site on Portland, with the creation of up to 530 jobs.
McCarthy & Stone, the developer of retirement homes, is setting up an 11,200 sq ft office at Altrincham Business Park.
CH2M Hill is looking to invest £65m in the expansion of its infrastructure, water, environmental and industrial operations in the UK, with the creation of 500 jobs.
RMJM Architecture, the Edinburgh-based architectural practice, is to be acquired by Duthus Investments for £11m.
Plymouth University is to invest £30m in the expansion of its student accommodation over the next two years, including four new buildings.
Golden Gate Housing Trust has appointed Globe Construction to build a new £3m 20,000 sq ft headquarters for 180 staff at Bank Park in Warrington by early 2014.
Sanctuary Group has acquired Cosmopolitan Housing Group the owner and manager of 13,500 homes across Merseyside, Cheshire and the North West.
Cushman & Wakefield has announced that the Dutch embassy in London will relocate to the Nine Elms regeneration area in Wandsworth.
Bicester Heritage is planning to develop a heritage business park at the former RAF Bicester airfield, in order to provide space for motoring and aviation companies.
Grafton Merchanting has bought Sunderland-based Thompson Building Centres and sister company TAPS plumbers merchants out of administration, saving 20 jobs.
Smiths Bletchington has submitted plans to extend the Gill Mill sand and gravel quarry in Oxfordshire by 239 acres, securing 100 jobs for 14 years.
Costain is to acquire May Gurney, in order to create a combined infrastructure and road maintenance group with a market capitalisation of £378m and workforce of 15,000.
Opus Land is planning a £20m factory development next to the M6 motorway in Wednesbury, and is seeking companies to move to the site.
Lancashire County Council is drawing up proposals to develop a new business park at Cuerden, near Bamber Bridge.
Metropolitan Police Service is to submit plans to Barnet Borough Council to set up a new training centre in Colindale.
North Yorkshire Police is considering plans to relocate its headquarters and 450 staff from Newby Wiske to Thirsk.
Hanson UK is to take full ownership of Midland Quarry Products, the Leicestershire-based quarrying firm, with the acquisition of Tarmac's 50% stake.
South Durham Structures is to create up to 20 jobs at its new ACL Structural Steelwork division in Dorset, in order to work on projects across the south.
ENE Group is to expand its modular construction factory in Wishaw, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Anglia Ruskin University is to build a £6m medical business innovation centre in Chelmsford by 2014, in order to provide space for up to 78 businesses and create 120 jobs.
Thames Valley Police is looking to replace Reading Police Station with a smaller building by 2017.
MEPC has announced plans for a new £15m office development at Milton Park in Oxfordshire, providing space for 500 staff.
Isos Housing is to create 14 new customer service and property development jobs at its Northumberland-based social housing business.
Venn Engineering has merged its Gloucester-based project management consultancy with Oxand Group of France.
Cala Group, the Edinburgh-based housebuilder, has been acquired by Patron and Legal & General in a deal worth £210m.
Frank Key Group has bought The Builders Centre, the Sheffield-based supplier of building materials, from Dyson Group for undisclosed terms.
The Mayor of London has unveiled proposals to develop a 15-acre floating village at the Royal Victoria Dock, including homes, hotels and rail links.
Plymouth City Council is to provide financial support to a £5m project by the Millfields Trust to redevelop a Union Street building to provide 50 new workspaces and up to 200 jobs.
Cardiff & Vale College is planning to build a new £45m campus at Canal Parade in Cardiff by 2015.
Henry Boot is planning to develop a new business park on a 58-acre site in Skipton, including 280,000 sq ft of commercial space, a hotel and up to 800 jobs.
Imperial College London is planning to develop a new £1bn campus on a seven-acre site in White City, providing space for up to 50 spin-off companies and 3,000 researchers.
David Wilson Homes is planning to build 600 new houses in Exeter, Ivybridge, Plymouth and Newton Abbot, with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs over the next three years.
GAP Group has agreed a £70m asset finance deal with Royal Bank of Scotland that will help fund the expansion of its nationwide chain of 67 plant hire depots.
Prospero has acquired GenClean, the Isle of Man-based provider of heating and ventilation services, for undisclosed terms.
Howdens Joinery is planning to expand its chain of 529 kitchen depots with up to 30 new sites this year.
WS Atkins is to sell its UK Highways Services business to Skanska for up to £18m, with the transfer of 1,200 staff.
Middlesbrough Council is planning to build a £4.2m digital business incubation centre with space for about 200 people on a site at Middlehaven.
Countryside Properties, the Essex-based housebuilder, has been acquired by Oaktree Capital Management.
J Rotherham Masonry has submitted plans to East Riding Council for a new workshop in Holme-on-Spalding Moor, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Ferrovial of Spain has acquired Enterprise, the property and utility services group with 9,600 staff, for £385m, and will merge it with Amey.
Mitie Facilities Services is to take 16,400 sq ft of space at Building 1175 on Thorpe Park in Leeds.
Mantons is to relocate the headquarters of its Birmingham-based construction business from Nechells to a 5,500 sq ft office at 2440 Regents Court in March.
Morton Pinpoint has merged with Managemint to create a combined property agency with 32 staff at five branches in Northern Ireland.
Sanderson Weatherall has acquired Edwards & Partners, the leisure property valuation agency with offices in Yorkshire and Devon.
Glasgow University is planning to expand its Gilmorehill campus onto a 14-acre site occupied by the Western Infirmary from 2015.
Roseville Plastering has been bought out of administration by a new company called Roseville Contracts, saving 100 jobs in Bilston.
Stonepack is creating ten jobs at a new construction and landscaping supplies depot at Broxburn in West Lothian.
AFI has acquired Wilson Access Hire, the Leeds-based equipment hire firm with 12 staff.
Malvern Hills Science Park is planning to build a new 25,000 sq ft office and laboratory, which could create up to 150 jobs.
Cluttons is planning to open a new property investment office in the City of London.
Miller Developments is planning to build a £400m business park on a 93-acre site near Aberdeen airport over the next ten years, with the creation of 8,000 jobs.
Chameleon Business Interiors is to merge with iGSG Group to create a combined Hull-based fit-out group called ISIS Commercial Environments with 17 staff.
Space Solutions has acquired Purpose Design, the Edinburgh-based interiors company, for undisclosed terms.
Hewlett Civil Engineering has been sold out of administration to a management team, securing about 300 jobs in Leeds, Leamington Spa and Perth.
Pennine Windows is to expand its window and conservatory show village on North Tyneside, with the creation of 30 telesales and installation jobs.
Development Securities has submitted outline plans to build three new office buildings totalling 133,000 sq ft at Cambridge Science Park.
Naylor Industries, the building materials manufacturer with 230 staff in Yorkshire, the West Midlands and Fife, has undergone a management buy-out backed by YFM Equity Partners.
HML Holdings has acquired the business and assets of The Guthrie Partnership, the Cheshire-based residential managing agent, for £0.8m.
CMT Testing, the Derby-based construction testing firm, has been acquired by Kiwa of the Netherlands.
Green Hill is planning to create a further 20 jobs at its new timber frame manufacturing plant in Newport this year.
Merson Group has bought the trade and assets of CGL Systems, the East Kilbride-based cladding and drainage supplier, for £1m.
CBRE is to relocate about 60 Leeds-based staff to a new office at Toronto Square in April.
Liverpool Mutual Homes is to invest £40m in improvements to thousands of homes near the city's main tourist routes.
Polantis is planning to create 25 jobs at its new building design office in Manchester over the next three years.
BAM Construct UK has acquired Sutton Group, the Luton-based facilities management firm with more than 100 staff and sites in London, Glasgow and Manchester.
Wintech is considering plans to relocate its Wolverhampton-based building design business and 65 staff to a new 20,000 sq ft headquarters at Kingswood Lakeside in Cannock.
Trebor Developments has submitted plans to Coventry City Council for the redevelopment of ten acres at the Acetate Products site in Little Heath, including new business premises and up to 180 jobs.
BTS Group has acquired OBO Scaffolding, the Ipswich-based provider of scaffolding services.
AZTEC has acquired Bootle-based Essendon Construction for undisclosed terms to create a combined Merseyside-based construction group with 32 staff.
Dividers Modernfold has been sold out of administration to Dividers Folding Partitions, saving 29 jobs at its partitions factory in Llanelli.
Prupim has announced plans to build two new office buildings totalling 443,000 sq ft on the former Metal Box site in Reading.
Calico Homes and Forrest are creating 30 jobs at their new Ring Stones housing maintenance business in Burnley.
Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) has sold 18 former landfill sites to Landcare, and some of them could be redeveloped.
Skips In is setting up a new headquarters for its national skip hire business at Shrewsbury Business Park, with the creation of 60 jobs.