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Balfour Beatty has acquired Strata Construction, the Doncaster-based housebuilder, for £10m.
Cardiff University has submitted plans to build a new £30m research campus at Maindy Park.
City of York Council has confirmed plans to set up a new £32m headquarters in Station Rise by late 2012, in order to reduce its number of offices from 16 to four.
Insulation Company of Darlington is to create up to 40 new jobs, having won a government contract to install heating and insulation in households across the North.
The UK Border Agency is to set up a 220,000 sq ft office at the Capital building in Liverpool city centre, in order to combine staff from six existing sites.
Mears is to acquire Supporta, the social housing maintenance firm with 2,500 staff at 32 offices, for £27m.
Johnson Service has sold certain assets and maintenance contracts of its Bristol-based Workplace Engineering division to MSS Facilities for an initial £0.2m.
North West Development Agency is to help fund the development of a third 40,000 sq ft building at Liverpool Science Park by 2012.
The Home Office is to set up a 157,000 sq ft regional office at Birchwood Park in Warrington, and Marshall Construction will complete the development by 2011.
West Yorkshire Police is to submit plans to build a new divisional headquarters on a nine-acre site at Elland Road in Leeds.
Mott MacDonald has acquired Fulcrum Consulting, the London-based building services engineer, for undisclosed terms.
The University of Reading is to invest £30m in the refurbishment of its original London Road campus by 2011.
North Somerset Council is considering plans to relocate hundreds of staff to the former Clerical Medical site in Clevedon.
Galliford Try has acquired Rosemullion Homes, the Cornwall-based housebuilder, for £0.2m.
Managed Support Services has acquired Status Building Services, the Redhill-based building maintenance firm, for £3.7m.
North Lanarkshire Council is to consider proposals from Hazledene Homes for the £85m development of a new town with 1,000 homes near Shotts.
Garic UK has bought the assets of Welfare Cabins, the Colchester-based portable cabin hire company, out of administration for undisclosed terms.
Anglia Ruskin University has secured funding of £9.3m to build a new university campus in Harlow by summer 2011.
Henry Riley has bought Graves Partnership, the Birmingham-based property advisory firm with ten staff, out of administration.
Shield Service Group has acquired Aureate Cleaners and Insatiable Cleaners, two London-based cleaning companies, for £0.2m.
Newcastle Gateshead Initiative (NGi) and 1NG are to set up a 9,500 sq ft office at the Baltic Place scheme in Gateshead for their local development and marketing agencies.
Mitie has acquired Environmental Property Services from Uberior Holdings for £38m, in order to expand its social housing operations in the South East.
Hallam University has unveiled plans to build a new £25m campus building at Charles Street in Sheffield by 2012.
Shield Security has acquired Sentry Guarding for undisclosed terms, to create a combined Hull-based security business with about 300 staff.
Sirius Group is to create about 15 jobs at its land remediation business over the next year, having chosen Aberdeen as the location for its first Scottish office.
Prospect Business Centres is seeking suitable locations in Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire for new business centres, and hopes to open at least 100,000 sq ft of new space in 2010.
CCG is to set up a timber-framed housing factory in Cambuslang by April 2010, with the creation of 50 jobs.
GM Procure is to merge with Impact Manchester by June 2010, in order to create the largest social housing procurement group in the country.
Balfour Beatty is to acquire SpawMaxwell, the US interior contractor, for undisclosed terms.
Booth Mechanical Services, the Liverpool-based maintenance firm with 62 staff, has been acquired by the owner of Fylde-based Heatwise for undisclosed terms.
Science City York has secured £20m of European funding to help create up to 700 jobs over the next five years, including the creation of new business space at York University and the Sand Hutton complex.
Keepmoat is to create up to 200 jobs at its Frank Haslam Milan housebuilding business in Sunderland over the next two years.
IPC Security is planning to create 500 new jobs for security guards across the country over the next two years, including 30 new jobs at its Gateshead headquarters.
Braintree District Council is looking into the possibility of relocating its headquarters to Mayland House in Witham town centre.
DCS Multiserve is looking to create more than 50 jobs over the next year, having expanded its Newcastle-based cleaning franchise business into a full facilities management service.
Total Trade Group is looking to create about 200 jobs at its Rhyl-based property maintenance business over the next year, as it hopes to provide a national service for a DIY company.
West Yorkshire Police is to build a £20m 80,000 sq ft forensic investigation centre at Calder Park in Wakefield by June 2011.
Thermal Transfer is to relocate its design and build contracting business from Glossop to a 14,130 sq ft office at the One Didsbury Point scheme in South Manchester in November.
Liverpool City Council has unveiled plans for the £50m refurbishment of Liverpool's Central Library, and work will start next summer.
Barr Construction has won a contract to build a new £11m marine research laboratory in Aberdeen, to replace Marine Scotland's facility in Torry.
Heywood Williams, the West Yorkshire-based building materials supplier with more than 1,000 staff, has gone into administration through Deloitte and the trading operations have been sold to a new company called Arran Isle.
PSG Solutions has acquired Chalenor Legal Services and Yorkshire Home Inspections for £0.4m, in order to expand its property information services business.
Willow Park Housing Trust has awarded a contract to Hargreaves Contracting to build a new £3.2m 35,000 sq ft headquarters in Wythenshawe.
Keller is to acquire Resource Holdings, the Singapore-based foundations contractor, for an initial £31m.
The London School of Business & Finance is in negotiations to set up a 20,000 sq ft office at 17 Connaught Place in London's West End.
South Northants Council is to consider outline plans from Martin Robeson Planning Practice to develop a new 25-acre industrial estate near the Sawmills in Brackley, which could create up to 1,000 jobs.
Winkworth is planning to raise £1m in a flotation on Aim, in order to fund the expansion of its chain of 86 estate agencies with eight new offices a year.
CR Laurence, the US glazing and stone supplier, is to set up a 71,000 sq ft European headquarters at the Kingsway Business Park in Rochdale in summer 2010.
Stockley Park Consortium is to submit outline plans for the £200m expansion of its business park in Uxbridge, including a 450-bed hotel and space for more than 2,500 jobs.
Muse Developments has set up a new headquarters at St Vincent Place in Glasgow to manage three proposed construction projects worth a combined £122m for Bearsden, Bishopbriggs and Larkhall.
Altus Edwin Hill is to recruit up to ten agents for a new property services office in Newcastle, having ended negotiations to merge with Storeys SSP.
Global Hybrid Roofing Solutions of the US is considering central Scotland as a potential location for a new £17m factory to produce synthetic composite roofing, which could create up to 500 jobs.
Amey has confirmed plans to set up a new 46,000 sq ft support services office at Colmore Plaza in Birmingham.
Homeserve has sold its HES Disposal emergency services division to a management team backed by Lloyds TSB Development Capital for up to £11m.
Davicon, the Brierley Hill-based manufacturer of mezzanine floors with 33 staff, has been sold out of administration by KPMG to Grove Industries.
Gardline Shipping has acquired Howards, the East Anglian property consultancy with 135 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Redrow has acquired Harrow Estates, the developer of brownfield sites for housing, for £15m, and has also raised £150m in a rights issue.
Apropos Tectonic, the Tameside-based glass buildings firm with 70 staff, has undergone a management buy-out from Oldham-based Hartley Botanic for undisclosed terms.
Balfour Beatty is to acquire Parsons Brinckerhoff, the US-based engineering design group with 12,650 staff, for £380m.
CCG Group has acquired an 84,000 sq ft distribution warehouse in Cambuslang for £4.7m, in order to expand its off-site manufacturing division.
Manchester City Council is to consider plans from Argent for the development of a £50m office and retail scheme in St Peter's Square by 2013.
Kilmartin has unveiled proposals for the £325m transformation of Southampton's waterfront, including new shops, hotels and offices.
Conygar has raised £60m in a share placing to form partnerships with banks to develop repossessed property assets.
Westframe is to create 12 new jobs at its timber housing frames factory in Enderby, having won a number of new contracts.
Swale Borough Council has approved plans for the £20m expansion of Kent Science Park at Sittingbourne, which could lead to the creation of up to 500 jobs.
The Welsh College of Horticulture has secured a £3m government grant to develop a new learning centre for its campus in Flintshire.
University Campus Suffolk has secured a £4.6m HEFCE grant to develop new facilities on Ipswich waterfront over the next five years.
The University of Manchester is planning to build a new £30m 110,000 sq ft research and teaching centre for its School of Chemical Engineering by 2011.
McGinnis Group is to recruit 100 construction workers for a housing development on the Saintfield Road in Belfast.
Ainslie Homes is to reduce its workforce from 30 to about three, having failed to secure planning permission for a housing project in Kirkcaldy.
Aggregate Industries has acquired Rand Road Servicing, the Liverpool-based road surfacing firm with more than 40 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Thurston Building Systems of Wakefield has acquired Ultra Secure Products, the modular buildings company, out of administration for undisclosed terms.
The Home Office is said to be in negotiations to set up a 150,000 sq ft office at the Birchwood Corporate building in Warrington, as part of a plan to consolidate 800 staff from 12 regional offices.
Hodgkinson Bricklaying Contractors of Derby is creating 70 new jobs for bricklayers, project managers and quantity surveyors, having won a number of new building contracts.
Eve Trakway has acquired Anglia Traffic Management Group, in order to expand its temporary roadways and walkways business in Cambridge, Kent and Scotland.
Energy Technique is to acquire the building services maintenance division of SIAS Building Services out of administration for £0.3m, securing the future of 28 jobs.
The Department for Children, Schools & Families (DCSF) is to set up a new 66,000 sq ft office at St Paul's Place in Sheffield, securing the future of 500 jobs.
St Modwen is to submit plans to build a new business park on a 22-acre site at Clevedon in North Somerset, providing 300,000 sq ft of commercial space and up to 450 jobs.
Vinci Construction has bought the Haymills contracting and property solutions business, in a pre-pack administration deal that secures up to 430 jobs in East Anglia.
W Howard has acquired Polyco, the Powys-based manufacturer of building products with 16 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Mitie has acquired Dalkia Technical Facilities Management, which has 2,700 staff, for about £130m.
Costain is planning to recruit at least 200 extra people over the next year, including project managers, engineers and health and safety staff.
Travis Perkins has acquired Tile HQ, the online retailer of ceramic and stone tiles.
Amey is in negotiations to set up a 70,000 sq ft design office for its support services business at Colmore Plaza in Birmingham.
GHA Livigunn has acquired Birkett Stevens Colman Partnership, the Leeds-based civil engineering consultancy, for undisclosed terms.
Davis Langdon is to merge with DEGW, the London-based workplace designer and architect with 145 staff in 12 offices.
Buccleuch Group is to sell Buccleuch John Sale, its Borders estate agency with 30 staff in Kelso, Galashiels and Peebles, to CKD Galbraith.
Herbert T Forrest of Preston is looking to open new offices throughout the North, having won a number of contracts to refurbish houses for local councils and housing associations.
Strategic Property Solutions, the Warrington-based building firm, has agreed to be acquired by Ely Capital for £1.6m.
Kohn Pedersen Fox is in negotiations to acquire full ownership of its London-based architectural practice from its US founders.
The Department for Communities & Local Government has confirmed four sites for the development of new eco-towns, including Rackheath in Norfolk, Bicester in Oxfordshire, St Austell in Cornwall and Whitehill Borden in Hampshire.
Connaught is to acquire Fountains, the Banbury-based grounds maintenance firm, for £13m.
Currie & Brown has acquired Hill Associates, the Jersey-based building surveyor, for undisclosed terms.
Telford & Wrekin Council is seeking a development partner to build a new 150,000 sq ft headquarters in Southwater.
Ask Developments, the Manchester-based property developer, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Co-operative Bank for undisclosed terms.
Advantage West Midlands has won planning permission to build a further 400,000 sq ft of office space at the Ansty Park development near Coventry.
CLC Contractors has won a £6.4m contract to provide housing maintenance services in the Midlands to regeneration firm Midland Heart, which will create more than 30 jobs.
Rotherham Borough Council has approved plans from Evans Property Group to build a new 172,000 sq ft civic centre building by 2012.
Egger is seeking permission from Northumberland County Council to extend its chipboard factory in Hexham with a new 300,000 sq ft processing facility, with the creation of 45 jobs.
Manchester City Council has approved plans for a new £120m 237,000 sq ft campus at Birley Fields for Manchester Metropolitan University.
James Hargreaves is investing £3m in the expansion of its chain of plumbers' merchants, including a new warehouse and office at its main site in Burnley.
Keltbray has bought Gamble Rail, the Horsham-based groundworks contractor, out of administration for undisclosed terms, saving 170 jobs.
Baqus has acquired Nigel Rose Group, the quantity surveyor with offices in London, Warrington, Cheltenham and Wokingham, for undisclosed terms.
RPS has acquired Conics, the Australian planning and surveying firm with 570 staff, for £31m.
Lancaster City Council has approved plans for the development of a science park at Lancaster University, which could create up to 1,000 jobs over the next 20 years.
Serco has won a £600m contract to build and operate two new prisons at Belmarsh in London and Maghull on Merseyside by 2011.
Telford Homes is to acquire Clifford Contracting, the supplier of contracting services to residential developers, from Puma Venture Capital for £6.2m.
Segro has agreed to acquire Brixton, the industrial property firm, in a £107m deal.
University of Strathclyde has unveiled plans to invest £300m in the transformation of its Glasgow campus by 2020, including four new buildings.
Easyoffice is looking to expand its chain of four serviced offices to about 30, having appointed Devono to find suitable locations in London.
Swansea University is to submit plans to build a new science and innovation campus at Fabian Way, which would house about 4,000 students.
Mouchel Parkman has acquired HBS, the business process outsourcing firm, for £46m.
Vail Williams has acquired the London-based property valuation, asset management and agency operations of Smith Melzack.
Hyder Consulting has sold RPA, the Cardiff-based quantity surveyor, to a management buy-out.
Country Estates is to merge with Denton & Gibson to create a combined property development group with 15 business parks.
Winkworth is planning a flotation to raise funds for the expansion of its London-based chain of 85 franchised estate agency offices across the UK, India and the Far East.
Croydon Council has unveiled plans to build a new £90m 240,000 sq ft headquarters, in order to consolidate staff from six existing buildings.
Stroud District Council has awarded outline planning permission to Bathurst for the development of a £30m business park on a 25-acre site at Draycott.
South Ayrshire Council has approved plans for the development of a new £70m campus at the Craigie Estate in Ayr for the University of the West of Scotland by 2011.
Mavinwood is to sell ANSA Holdings, Independent Inspections and Home & Comforts, the providers of surveying and repair services to insurance companies, to a buy-out backed by Lloyds TSB Development Capital for up to £20m.
Greater Manchester Police Authority has confirmed plans to relocate more than 1,000 staff to a new 240,000 sq ft six-storey building due for completion at Central Park in Newton Heath in 2011.
Interior Services Group is looking to create more than 70 jobs over the next two years, having just opened a new construction office at Wynyard Park in the Tees Valley.
MWB Business Exchange has acquired 15 serviced office centres in London, Woking and Guildford from the administrator of MLS, taking its network to 73 sites.
JW Smith Masonry has been bought out of administration by a new company called Collingham Ventures, securing the future of 17 jobs at its factory in York.
GML Estates is looking to invest up to £1bn in a wide range of development schemes across Northern Ireland over the next ten years, which could create up to 10,000 jobs.
UK Border Agency is said to be in discussions to set up a 200,000 sq ft office at the Capital Building in Liverpool, in order to consolidate about 1,000 staff from six existing locations.
Manchester City Council is to house 1,400 staff in a 140,000 sq ft temporary office at Number One First Street from January 2010, in order to make way for the £175m three-year refurbishment of the town hall.
West Norfolk Council has approved plans from Newlyn Developments for the £10m redevelopment of the Berol House site in King's Lynn by 2012, including offices, industrial units and three wind turbines.
Trant Construction is forming a joint venture with Barhale to maintain water pumping stations and pipes in Hampshire and West Sussex for Southern Water, with the transfer of 160 jobs to Havant.
Knight Frank is to relocate its Manchester office and up to 30 staff from to Lancaster Buildings on Deansgate in June.
Glasgow City Council is to consider plans from Redevco for the £65m refurbishment of George House in George Square, in order to provide convention facilities and 270,000 sq ft of office space.
Harker Construction is looking to create up to 38 jobs at its new construction office in York over the next year, providing work for labourers, joiners and bricklayers.
John Merison is to expand the 52-strong workforce at its Leicestershire-based building maintenance firm with up to 20 new jobs over the next year, having won a contract from housing association Orbit Group.
Carea, the French building products manufacturer, is setting up a new UK sales headquarters for its cladding division at Victoria Square in Birmingham.
PSL Tool Hire has acquired M&R Hire Centres, the Blackpool-based plant hire firm with five outlets, for undisclosed terms.
Galliford Try is to acquire the residential development assets of Wright Homes out of administration for £7m, including five housing sites in the Hull and York areas.
Robert Gordon University has unveiled plans to invest £148m in the expansion of its Garthdee campus in Aberdeen over the next ten years.
The University of Greenwich has unveiled plans to build a new £60m town centre campus and library on Stockwell Street.
May Gurney has submitted plans to South Norfolk Council to build a new 34,000 sq ft headquarters at Trowse near Norwich by 2011.
JN Bentley has acquired the former Wrekin Construction site in Shifnal, and hopes to create up to 300 jobs by summer 2010.
John Turner & Sons has acquired Wright Build, the Wigan-based building firm, for undisclosed terms, creating a combined group with more than 240 staff.
Britannia Parks, the chain of 20 retirement parks, has been acquired by Frogmore Real Estate for £17m.
HMP Dovegate is to recruit more than 100 extra staff this year, following the £53m expansion of its prison near Uttoxeter.
Manchester City Council and a number of government departments are to conduct a feasibility study into the development of a 700,000 sq ft office complex at Mayfield Station, in order to house 5,000 civil service staff by 2014.
Styles & Wood is to raise £12m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its Altrincham-based shopfitting business.
The Ministry of Defence has unveiled proposals for the £150m conversion of RAF Wyton near Cambridge into a major intelligence gathering centre, with up to 1,600 staff moving in by 2013.
Carmarthenshire Council has approved plans from R&A Properties for a new £1.5m business park on a 37-acre site at Llangennech near Llanelli, and an unnamed company will move in with the creation of 70 jobs by the end of the year.
The Ministry of Justice is planning to build up to five new 1,500-capacity prisons at a cost of £3bn, with the first two in Barking and Chelmsford.
Devereux Architects has merged with Dewjo'c Architects, which has offices in Stockton, Newcastle and London.
Aberdeen City Council is to consider plans from Carlton Rock for the development of a £50m business park at Oakbank, including office space for up to 1,500 people.
Treewise, the tree surgery firm with 45 staff in Leicestershire, Manchester and Towcester, has been acquired by Freedom Power Lines of Wakefield for undisclosed terms.
Drilcorp is looking to expand the 32-strong workforce at its County Durham-based drilling business to 45 over the next five years, having won contracts for the London Underground and Coal Mine Gas Recovery.
Liverpool City Council is to consider plans from West Bay Capital for a £50m 18-storey commercial development at 30 Pall Mall, including 225,000 sq ft of office space.
Monmouthshire Housing Association is seeking planning permission to build a new £3.2m headquarters for 114 staff at the Mamhilad estate near Pontypool.
Stackright is to expand the 14-strong workforce at its Skelmersdale-based portable buildings business with seven new staff over the next few weeks, following a recent management buy-out.
Bone Steel is planning to expand the 240-strong workforce at its Scottish structural steel contracting business with 20 additional workers.
Carter Jonas of London and Dreweatt Neate of Newbury have confirmed plans to merge to create a combined property consultancy with more than 400 staff at 31 offices.
Hanson is to create 28 jobs at a new £50m brick factory due to open in Measham this summer.
J Wright Roofing is to set up a £1m training centre for apprentices for the East Midlands roofing sector in Nottingham in June.
Shaws of Darwen, the Lancashire-based construction and ceramics contractor, has been bought out of administration by a management team for undisclosed terms, securing 70 jobs.
The Health & Safety Executive is looking to recruit up to 30 new construction inspectors this summer.
Real Office Group has acquired Pacific Interiors, ISIS Projects and Pacific Middle East for up to £49m, in order to create an international commercial interiors business.
Aberdeenshire Council is to consider plans from Banff & Buchan College for the multi-million pound revamp of its campus in Fraserburgh.
Isos Group is to expand the workforce at its three affordable housing depots in Hexham, Morpeth and a new site on Tyneside from 60 to 82 over the next 12 months.
Merchant Homes is to relocate its Glasgow-based construction business to a larger office at Centurion Park, and the workforce will rise from 9 to about 20.
Morgan Ashurst is to create up to 185 jobs in Leeds, having won contracts to build student accommodation for the University of Leeds and refurbish the Colour Science Laboratory.
Connaught Partnerships has subcontracted improvement works to 4,300 homes in the Rhondda Cynon Taf area to Almec Building Solutions, Watts Construction and Precision Maintenance, creating up to 40 jobs.
Mott MacDonald, the engineering consultancy, is to set up a 27,500 sq ft headquarters at 11 Wellesley Road in Croydon.
The Olympic Delivery Authority is to relocate its London-based plant training centre to Silvertown Quays later this year.
Laing O'Rourke is to recruit at least 1,000 apprentices for its construction business this year, including 800 at its supply-chain partners.
Amec is to acquire the assets and ongoing operations of Philips Engineering, the Canadian civil engineering consultancy with 70 staff, for £4.8m.
Supporta is to sell its architectural and engineering consultancy operations, including Supporta Professional Services and Bay Associates Consulting, to Princely Holdings for £0.4m.
Charnwood Borough Council is planning to set up a £10m training and business centre on Windmill Road in Loughborough by 2012, providing space for about 60 small businesses.
Robertson Construction is to create about 100 new jobs to work on the development of a £100m emergency-care centre at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The British Horse Society has won planning permission to build a new £3m 24,000 sq ft headquarters for 95 staff at Stoneleigh Deer Park in Warwickshire by 2010.
Newport City Homes, the housing association, is to set up a new 24,000 sq ft headquarters at the Orb building in Newport.
NETPark has won planning permission to build a new 19,000 sq ft science and technology centre in Sedgefield by March 2010, which could attract a major international firm and create up to 100 jobs.
Volker Stevin is looking to expand the workforce at its Gateshead-based construction and engineering business from 220 to more than 300 by 2012, by winning a number of major public-sector contracts.
Northumbria Police has won planning permission to build a new £30m headquarters for up to 1,000 staff in Ponteland.
Boss Services, the Surrey-based plant hire firm, has undergone a management buy-out.
Land Engineering is to create 50 jobs at its new masonry, cladding and repair services office in Livingston.
Ennstone has been bought out of administration by a new company called Breedon Holdings, securing the future of about 1,000 jobs at quarrying operations across the country.
Sidell Gibson is to acquire Crouch Butler Savage, the Birmingham-based architecture firm, for undisclosed terms.
TPT Construction, the Pembrokeshire-based building firm with 45 staff, has been acquired by Darbyshire Group of Preston for £7m.
The Welsh Assembly is considering plans to invest £42m in the refurbishment of its Cathays Park headquarters in Cardiff.
Millard Consulting is looking to expand the workforce at its new regional civil engineering office at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from 15 to more than 40 over the next five years.
Gateshead Council has approved plans from Terrace Hill and One Northeast for the development of a design centre on a 50-acre site at the Baltic Business Quarter by next year.
The University of Worcester has unveiled plans to build a new £100m campus and business park at Grove Farm over the next ten years, which could create up to 1,000 jobs.
Cardiff Council is to increase spending on council house improvements from £12m to £17m, which should create about 100 jobs.
OBAS UK is to create up to 20 sales jobs at its Lancashire-based builders' merchants, having formed a partnership with manufacturer Sinops, which has 23 factories in China.
Colliers CRE is to relocate its Birmingham-based property services office and 60 staff to a 5,600 sq ft unit at Brindleyplace.
Manchester Metropolitan University has unveiled plans for the development of a new £70m campus for 5,000 students in Hulme.
The University of Strathclyde is planning to build a £37m six-storey Faculty of Education at its John Anderson campus by 2011, housing about 385 staff.
Balfour Beatty has acquired RT Dooley, the US construction firm, for £27m.
HSS is planning to open six tool hire depots of up to 30,000 sq ft this year, and Savills has been appointed to advise on its property portfolio.
Charnwood Borough Council has approved outline plans for the development of Loughborough Science & Enterprise Park on a 26-acre site owned by Loughborough University, which could create up to 3,000 jobs.
Impact Insulation is to open a new insulation supply branch at the Wellington Employment Park in Liverpool, with the creation of 45 jobs by the end of May.
MH Southern of Jarrow has bought Robert Duncan Timber out of administration, securing 44 jobs at its Gateshead-based timber merchanting business.
Edward Mellor, the Manchester-based estate agency, has been bought out of administration by the founder's son, securing 60 jobs at eight offices.
Bachy Soletanche has acquired Simplex Foundations, the North East-based piling contractor, from Norwest Holst for undisclosed terms.
Gwynedd Council is to consider plans for a new prison on a 27-acre site in Caernarfon, which will create up to 1,000 jobs.
Eildon Housing is to relocate 80 housing association staff from six offices in the Borders to a new headquarters at Ettrick Riverside in Selkirk in June.
Powertherm Access Services is to relocate its Yorkshire-based scaffolding business to the Carcroft Enterprise Park in Doncaster, providing training facilities for its 180 staff.
The University of Ulster has unveiled plans to invest £250m in the expansion of its four campuses in Belfast, Jordanstown, Magee and Coleraine.
City Living Developments is considering Swansea and a site in East Anglia as potential locations for a new factory to manufacture modular buildings, which could create more than 200 jobs.
ISL Dardan Security is to merge with Gardwell Security to create a combined Norwich-based security group called GSL Dardan with more than 500 staff.
The University of Bristol has submitted plans to build a new £80m science and maths complex in Kingsdown.
Eddisons has acquired Wildheart, the Leeds-based asset management firm, for undisclosed terms, in order to expand its residential property management division.
Security People is to recruit up to 300 additional staff in Doncaster this year, having won a number of new contracts for its security and cleaning services.
Mears has acquired 3C Asset Management, the provider of social housing maintenance services in the South of England with 600 staff, for up to £12m.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is planning to set up a 35,000 sq ft office at the Cornerstone building in Milton Keynes, with the relocation of staff from London and an existing office nearby.
Manchester City Council is planning to relocate 1,500 staff to a temporary 150,000 sq ft office in Spinningfields, in order to refurbish the existing town hall.
The National Construction College at Bircham Newton in Norfolk has won planning permission to invest £26m in the expansion of its training facilities by 2011.
The University of Exeter has won permission to build a £18m expansion to its business school, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Bromborough Paints has sold its Wirral-based builders' merchants to Beers Building & Timber Supplies of Liverpool, with the transfer of 20 staff.
Cleveland Bridge is to create 200 new jobs at its Darlington-based building and engineering business, mainly to work on an offshore contract at Haverton Hill on the River Tees.
Allslade, the Portsmouth-based steelwork contractor with 103 staff, has been bought out of receivership by Melham Group Holdings of Nottingham for up to £6m.
Cemex has unveiled plans to invest £2m in the development of a new cement plant at the Titanic Quarter in Belfast.
Land Securities is to sell its Trillium property management division to Telereal for £750m.
Terra Solutions is investing £2.1m in a new facility in Newry, with the creation of eight jobs in Newry and 14 overseas, as part of the acquisition and expansion of the drilling and tunnelling operation of McAllister Brothers.
Highcross has submitted plans for a 1m sq ft development at the Lakeside North Harbour site in Portsmouth, including offices, a hotel, car dealership and conference centre.
Cognita is planning to expand its chain of 46 independent schools to 100 over the next four years.