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Alfred McAlpine has sold its slate quarry operations in North Wales to Rigcycle for £31m, including sites in Penrhyn, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Cwt-y-Bugail and Pen-yr-Orsedd.

Alfred McAlpine is to sell six PFI concessions to Infrastructure Investors Limited Partnership for £52m, including road, healthcare and school projects.

Alfred McAlpine is planning to split its construction and support services business into two by demerging its business services division, and is also looking to sell its PFI portfolio and slate division.

Alfred McAlpine is forming Dealership Developments, a Bromsgrove-based joint venture with Wayland Developments, to build new showrooms for car manufacturers and retailers.

Alfred McAlpine is to shed a further 175 jobs at slate quarries in Gwynedd, and a site in Blaenau Ffestiniog will close.

Alfred McAlpine is to acquire Enviros Group, the environmental company with 300 consultants in ten offices, for £30m.

Alfred McAlpine has sold its 50% stake in Core Utility Solutions to Scottish Power for £10m.

Alfred McAlpine has acquired UK Power Construction, the electrical services company that specialises in overhead power lines, for £5.2m.

Alfred McAlpine is to change its name to McAlpine at a cost of £0.35m.

Alfred McAlpine has won a £170m contract to build new patient and research facilities at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Alfred McAlpine has acquired AIMS Group Services, the technical services company that focuses on workplace compliance issues, for £7.2m.

Alfred McAlpine is to shed 30 jobs at its Inframan infrastructure business, with the 10 regional offices being reduced to two.

Alfred McAlpine has acquired the trade and assets of Inframan, the Cardiff-based infrastructure management company, for £5.2m.

Alfred McAlpine has won a £350m contract from Transco to provide utility services in Scotland, Yorkshire and the North West.

Alfred McAlpine has acquired Eastern Contracting, the electrical services company, for £13m, in order to strengthen its position in the provision of infrastructure services to the utility sector.

Alfred McAlpine has won a £200m Highways Agency contract to provide road infrastructure services in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

Alfred McAlpine has acquired Stiell, the facilities management company with 1,200 staff at offices in Glasgow, Manchester, London and Belfast, for £85m.

Alfred McAlpine has acquired Ryan Utility Services of Preston from Speedy Hire for £5.6m.

Alfred McAlpine Special Projects has been selected as preferred bidder for a £42m redevelopment project in Aldershot town centre.

Alfred McAlpine is planning to build rail terminals at Blaenau Ffestiniog and Penrhyn to transport waste slate from its Welsh quarries, in response to the introduction of a new tax on newly quarried aggregates.

Alfred McAlpine Homes is planning to close its regional office in Gateshead, which employs about 100 sales and office staff.

Alfred McAlpine is to open four new offices in Cardiff, Bristol, Manchester and Cambridge, in order to expand its Special Projects business.

Alfred McAlpine has acquired Kennedy, the Manchester-based construction services group, for £52m.

Alfred McAlpine, the housebuilding and contracting group, has rejected a takeover approach from an unnamed company, as the price was too low.

Alfred McAlpine is seeking acquisitions to expand its special projects business, and is particularly interested in property developers, contractors and facilities management firms.

Alfred McAlpine has won a £4.6m contract to provide infrastructure improvements at Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen Hospital.

Alfred McAlpine has won a £50m contract to upgrade the RAF Fairford runway in Gloucestershire.

Alfred McAlpine is seeking potential partners that could help with the development of both its housebuilding and construction divisions into stand-alone operations.

Alfred McAlpine and Bryant have held discussions about a possible merger of their housebuilding businesses.

Alfred McAlpine has received a takeover approach from Brunswick Developments, valuing the construction group at £275m.

Alfred McAlpine is considering plans to sell off some of its construction operations in order to fend off an unwanted takeover approach.

Alfred McAlpine has rejected a £243m unsolicited bid from an unnamed individual who owns a private construction company.

Alfred McAlpine and Catesby Property are part of a consortium that has won a £20m contract to build a new stadium for Doncaster Rovers and the local rugby league club.

Alfred McAlpine and Adtranz Signal have formed a joint venture to provide railway infrastructure maintenance services to Railtrack.

Alfred McAlpine and Amec have jointly won an £80m contract to build a 30km section of the Channel tunnel rail link between the Medway and Fawkham junction.

Alfred McAlpine Slate is planning to expand its Oakeley quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog and is in negotiations for a new planning application.

Alfred McAlpine is selling its US aggregates and civil engineering operations to Hanson for £73m, in order to focus on UK construction and housebuilding.

Alfred McAlpine is said to be discussing the sale of its US minerals and construction businesses for about £50m, which will leave it free to focus on UK building.

Alfred McAlpine is set to announce a £300m contract under the Private Finance Initiative to refurbish hospital facilities in Hereford.

South Manchester Healthcare, a consortium that includes Alfred McAlpine, WS Atkins, Gardner Merchant and Innisfree, has won a £66m private finance initiative contract to design, build and operate a new unit at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester.

Alfred McAlpine is prepared to sell its US civil engineering and construction operations, and it has already been approached by potential buyers.

Wigan Athletic football club has awarded a £25m contract to Alfred McAlpine for the construction of a 25,000 seater stadium, which will be shared with Wigan Rugby League Club.

Alfred McAlpine is selling its Hall & Tawse contracting business to Mansell for £20m, in order to focus on housebuilding, civil engineering and special projects.

Alfred McAlpine is setting up a joint venture with Bryant and Bovis to build a £450m housing development seven miles west of Cambridge, involving the construction of 3,300 new homes over the next decade.

Alfred McAlpine is selling West Venture, the Californian housebuilding company, to Lennar Homes for £12.2m.

Alfred McAlpine has acquired Raine, the housebuilder, in a £42m share deal, creating the seventh largest housebuilder in the UK and giving McAlpine access to three new regions - Yorkshire, Northumbria and Cumbria.

Alfred McAlpine has been revealed as the company in bid talks that could lead to the acquisition of Raine, the housebuilder and contractor.

A consortium comprising Alfred McAlpine, Pillar and Champions Leisure, has been selected to redevelop Alexandra Palace in London, with plans including a multiplex cinema, tennis centre, bowling alley and bingo hall.

Blackpool Football Club has awarded Alfred McAlpine a contract to build a £100m football stadium and leisure complex.

Alfred McAlpine is closing its traditional building business, with the loss of 650 jobs, in order to concentrate on civil engineering and housing.