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South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) has unveiled plans for the development of a maritime and marine innovation park at a former Vosper Thornycroft site in Southampton, which could create 700 jobs.
Prospect Business Centres is to invest £18m opening serviced offices in Belfast, Croydon, Manchester, Reading, Sheffield and Slough next year, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Interaction, the Bath-based interior design and fit-out company with 24 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors is to expand into new offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Perth and St Andrews over the next few months.
Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd and Nationwide Windows are to create 35 jobs at a new factory on the Llandygai Industrial Estate in Bangor, in order to supply replacement windows to Gwynedd Council.
Skanska of Sweden is to move into the UK housebuilding sector with the creation of a new London-based division called Skanska Residential Development.
Expamet, the Hartlepool-based building products supplier with 115 staff, has undergone a £8.3m management buy-out backed by GE Capital.
BSW Sawmills is seeking permission to build a new planing and grading facility at its 67-acre Corpach site near Fort William, as part of a £25m project to create the country's largest sawmill.
British Gas has acquired ECL Contracts, the Rugby-based insulation company with 31 staff, for £4m.
G4S Secure Solutions has acquired Guernsey Air Conditioning, the Channel Islands-based building services firm with 55 staff.
Mivan is looking to recruit site managers, estimators and project managers to help with the expansion of its Antrim-based construction business into international markets across Europe and the Middle East.
Galliford Try is seeking a suitable location in Oxford for a new regional headquarters for 100 staff at its Linden Homes business.
William Sinclair has acquired the assets and trade of Monro Horticulture's premium decorative aggregates business.
Building Automation Solutions, the Altrincham-based building management firm, has undergone a £40m management buy-out backed by Bridgepoint Development Capital.
North Kesteven District Council has approved plans for the expansion of Lincoln Enterprise Park, including four new offices and three industrial units.
Gloucestershire County Council is to invest £21m in the development of four new fire stations in Churchdown, Tuffley, Uckington and Cheltenham.
East Northamptonshire Council is in discussions with Roxhill Warth about proposals for a new business park development at Warth Park in Raunds, which could create up to 1,500 jobs.
Strategic Team Group is looking to recruit a further 30 site managers and quantity surveyors in Yorkshire, the South West and North West over the next two years.
Interserve has acquired CMC Construction Services, the US formwork and shoring company, for £22m.
Sapa Building Systems is to relocate its Tewkesbury-based aluminium systems business and more than 300 staff to a new 116,000 sq ft headquarters on Severn Drive.
Landmark is planning to set up a 36,000 sq ft serviced office at the 46-storey Heron Tower development in the City of London next year.
Durham County Council is to set up a 30,000 sq ft office at the Spectrum Business Park in Seaham.
Regus is planning to expand its worldwide chain of 1,100 serviced office centres with about 120 new sites next year.
Biwater Holdings is to sell its Biwater Services construction subsidiary to the MWH Constructors division of MWH Global for undisclosed terms.
Balfour Beatty's Mansell subsidiary has bought the construction and social housing division of Rok out of administration, securing 380 jobs at sites in Rochdale, Milton Keynes, Gatwick and Heathrow.
G4S Events is setting up a new regional security services office at Gabalfa in Cardiff.
Newham Council has approved plans from the University of East London and Birkbeck University to build a £33m education centre on Great Eastern Road in Stratford by 2013.
May Gurney is to acquire Nordis Signs, the manufacturer of road signs for Northamptonshire County Council.
Trilogy Developments has submitted plans to build an office complex, supermarket and light industrial buildings on the 18-acre former Ford site in Leamington Spa.
Kingspan has acquired the European insulation business of CRH for £102m, including the Ecotherm brand in the UK.
Insul-eight, the Tameside-based asbestos removal and insulation firm with annual turnover of more than £3m, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Cleveland Police Authority is looking to build a new headquarters at Hemlington Grange by 2013.
WS Atkins has acquired Gimsing & Madsen, the Danish bridge building consultancy, for £2.8m.
Adair Paxton has merged with Neil Thornber Commercial to create a combined property consultancy with offices in Leeds, Horsforth and Wetherby.
The University of Huddersfield is planning to build a £12m business centre to provide space for up to 70 offices, six laboratories and three engineering workshops.
Segro has announced three lettings at the Slough Trading Estate, with cleaning products firm Meiko UK taking 15,000 sq ft, Data Capture Solutions 10,000 sq ft and Dynamic Glazing 3,000 sq ft.
Clugston Construction is looking to create 80 jobs in Middlesbrough, Redcar and Hexham, having won a number of new building contracts.
Prospect Business Centres is to open a 20,000 sq ft serviced office centre at City Plaza in Sheffield early next year.
Thomas Vale is to create 150 new jobs in Sandwell, having won a £26m contract to to carry out house improvement work.
Smiths Equipment Hire is relocating its Blackburn-based plant hire depot to a 13,500 sq ft site at Bank Top.
Metclad Contracts, the Nottinghamshire-based roofing and cladding firm with annual turnover of £15m, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Helena Partnerships has won approval to build a new three-storey headquarters for its housing association in St Helens.
Mark Two Distributors, the supplier of kitchens and bathrooms, has acquired a 180,000 sq ft distribution depot at Raikes Lane in Bolton.
Enterprise has acquired Access Hire Services, the Oswestry-based provider of services to power network operators with 62 staff.
Serviced Office Group is to acquire Bourne Financial for an initial £0.6m, in order to add a further 350 work stations.
Shepherd Construction is planning to open its first office in London early next year, in order to target work in the commercial and education sectors.
Balfour Beatty has acquired Halsall Group, the Canadian building services firm with 300 staff, for £33m.
Archial is to set up a new architectural office in Cambridge by the end of the year, in order to combine staff from existing sites in Ipswich and Bedford.
Pretek Precision Homes is to create up to 400 jobs at a new £8m house-building factory in Blackburn.
Bromsgrove District Council has approved plans from PxP West Midlands to invest £9m in the development of 98,000 sq ft of industrial space at Bromsgrove Technology Park.
Sunderland Council is planning to build a new £6m business start-up centre in Washington, in order to provide office space for new companies.
Brighton & Hove Council is considering plans to invest £10m in the expansion of the New England House office building, which could create up to 900 jobs.
Countrywide Residential Lettings is planning to open 150 new offices across the country over the next 18 months.
Peel Group is submitting plans for the £5.5bn Liverpool Waters project, which will include offices, shops and 9,000 homes on a 150-acre docklands site.
Mears has acquired Jackson Lloyd, the building maintenance firm with 450 staff in Skelmersdale, Salford and Preston, for up to £5.8m.
Sedgefield Borough Homes is planning to build a new head office for 170 staff at the £200m Durham Gate development by the end of 2011.
Archial, the architectural firm with 500 staff, has been sold out of administration to Ingenium of Canada for undisclosed terms.
Apple Conservatories is creating about 30 jobs at a new windows showroom and telesales centre due to open on Commercial Road in Portsmouth over the next few weeks.
Orega is to set up a 27,000 sq ft serviced office at 10 Victoria Street in Bristol in November.
The Welsh Assembly has announced £12m of funding to build a new business park at the former Felindre steelworks in Swansea.
Bruton Knowles has acquired a commercial property management operation from Coventry-based Countrywide, and ten staff will relocate to its Birmingham office.
One Vision Housing is seting up an in-house maintenance operation at its Sefton-based housing association, in order to take over the work of Connaught and create up to 100 jobs.
Fusion Building Systems, the Irish manufacturer of steel frame buildings, has been bought out of receivership by Salvesen Insulated Frames, and production is being transferred to a new 80,000 sq ft site at Moulton Park in Northampton.
Wolseley is planning to expand its chain of Parts Center plumbing spare parts trade counters from 350 to about 500 by early next year.
Ecoseal is planning to expand the 50-strong workforce at its Chesterton-based home improvements business with 100 new jobs.
HLA Services is creating up to 27 jobs at the new South Tyneside-based headquarters of its building services business.
Reay Security is planning to expand the 150-strong workforce at its Blyth-based security services business with 50 new jobs over the next two years.
DJ McGough, the Blaydon-based provider of plumbing, heating and mechanical services, has been sold by Northern Bear back to its founders for a nominal sum.
Foxtons is planning to open a further 20 residential estate agency branches by 2013.
Homefix 24-7 is looking to expand its Middlesbrough-based emergency call-out services across the country, and a number of sites in the North East are being considered for new call centres.
Morgan Sindall is to acquire most of the assets of Connaught's social housing business out of administration for £28m, securing about 2,500 jobs.
Rendall & Rittner is to relocate its property services business from Wapping to a 15,000 sq ft office at Portsoken House in the City of London.
Robinson Design Group has acquired the Healthcare Design Partnership of architects, and will relocate the business to its office in Shipley.
The Office Group, the operator of six flexible office sites in London and Bristol, has seen Bridges Ventures sell its majority stake to management for £43m.
Invest NI has won planning permission to build a new business park in Strabane, including a hotel and shops.
Ispace is planning to build a new business park called the Marfleet Environmental Technology Park at the former Humbrol site in Hull, including ten industrial units and space for 300 workers.
Eric Wright Group has acquired Site Electrical, the mechanical and electrical engineering firm with 88 staff in Radcliffe, Bromsgrove and Dumfries.
Hardies has acquired a stake in WJR Christie & Partners, the Dundee-based property consultancy with ten staff, for undisclosed terms.
Rok has won a £40m contract to provide home emergency services to insurance group Axa, with the creation of up to 50 jobs at its Mansfield-based contact centre.
Anshen & Allen, the architectural firm with 200 staff in London and the US, has been acquired by Stantec of Canada for undisclosed terms.
CBRE Investors has announced three lettings at its 20-storey Quayside scheme in Birmingham, with Regus taking 12,600 sq ft, Signalling Solutions 6,300 sq ft and Honister Capital 4,200 sq ft.
Highlands & Islands Enterprise has announced funding of £7.5m for the development of a marine science park at Dunstaffnage, near Oban, in order to provide space for up to 119 jobs.
T Clarke has acquired DG Robson, the Essex-based mechanical services contractor, for up to £6.1m.
Wolseley is to sell its Brandon Hire tool and equipment hire division to Rutland Partners for £43m.
Jefferson Sheard Architects, the Sheffield-based architects' firm, has been sold in a pre-pack administration to a new company called Jefferson Sheard, saving 16 jobs.
Balfour Beatty and Enterprise are to relocate 270 staff from sites across the country to a 20,000 sq ft office at Lingley Mere in Warrington, in order to work on a £3bn contract for United Utilities.
Amdega, the Darlington-based manufacturer of timber conservatories with 220 staff, has been acquired by investment firm Endless for undisclosed terms.
Southdale Homes, the Halifax-based housebuilder, is creating 20 jobs at a new regional office in Warrington.
Pennington Choices has acquired Invicta Analytical Services, the London-based asbestos specialist with 21 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Marwyn Materials is to acquire Breedon, the aggregates producer with 700 staff at Johnston in the Midlands and Thistle in Scotland, for £2.2m.
Weatherproofing Advisors is planning to create 50 new jobs at its roofing operations in Newcastle, St Helens and Glasgow over the next three years.
Paragon Interiors Group is to create 12 jobs at a new office design and fit-out showroom at the Belvedere building in Manchester in September.
Huws Gray has acquired Ainscough, the Wigan-based building supplies firm with 26 staff, taking its branch network to 31 sites.
Unit Engineers & Constructors has acquired Birwelco from Haden Freeman, which could lead to the creation of more than 100 jobs in Swansea, Pembrokeshire and the West Midlands by 2013.
John Grimes Sawmills, the Wolverhampton-based supplier of fencing products, has been acquired by BPS of Warwick.
Davis Langdon, the construction consultancy with 2,800 staff, has been acquired by Aecom of the US for £204m.
Finning International has bought the assets of McCormick Macnaughton out of administration, securing 50 jobs at its Lisburn-based construction equipment business.
Norbord is to invest £25m in the expansion of its wood panel manufacturing plant in Cowie, which currently has more than 250 staff.
Vinden Partnership of Bolton is to open its first property consultancy office in London in September.
WS Atkins is to acquire PBSJ Corporation, the US planning, architecture, construction and programme management services firm, for £178m.
Balfour Beatty is considering plans to set up a new customer support centre in Newcastle, with the creation of up to 200 jobs.
Quantum GB has acquired Surveying & Engineering, the Carmarthenshire-based civil engineering firm, for undisclosed terms.
Office Image is to relocate its office interiors business from Llanishen to Holst House in Cardiff early next year.
LHL Group is to relocate its York-based architectural business and 30 staff to Stanley Harrison House this autumn.
Hampshire Police Authority is seeking a new site for the relocation of its Winchester-based headquarters, having dropped plans to move to Eastleigh.
Travis Perkins has agreed a lease on a 490,000 sq ft building supplies distribution centre at Brackmills DC1 in Northampton from this November.
JCB is planning to create hundreds of jobs at its construction equipment factories, including 35 in Wrexham.
Eastlands Homes has set up a 20,000 sq ft property services office at Quattro Park in Longsight, in order to manage a £113m council house improvement programme for east Manchester.
Calnea Analytics, the London-based provider of residential property information, has been acquired by DMG Information Group.
Four Seasons Group has acquired Berkeley Controls Group, the building controls company with offices in High Wycombe and Leicestershire, for undisclosed terms.
Adam Communications is planning to expand the 45-strong workforce at its Stockport-based building energy management systems business, having secured a £1.5m investment from Maven Capital Partners.
Sedgemoor District Council has secured £11m of government funding to help regenerate part of Bridgwater, including 2,000 new homes and up to 3,000 jobs.
Spelthorne Borough Council is to consider new plans from Invista Real Estate to develop a 111,500 sq ft six-storey office building at the former British Gas site in Staines.
Cyril Sweett has acquired Widnell, the Hong Kong-based quantity surveying firm with about 400 staff, for an initial £5.4m.
Hewlett Training is to set up a construction industry training centre at the new i54 business park site in Wolverhampton by 2011, with the creation of 16 jobs.
Serco has won a £415m Ministry of Justice contract to build and operate the new West Belmarsh prison in south east London.
Capita Symonds is to relocate its Sheffield consultancy office and more than 100 staff to a 15,000 sq ft unit at Velocity House.
Travis Perkins is to acquire BSS Group for £558m, creating a combined plumbing and heating supplies group with 19,000 staff.
Infrasafe is planning to create up to 100 new jobs at its South Tyneside-based infrastructure maintenance business over the next two years.
Countrywide has acquired The Letmore Group, the lettings agency with 40 staff at seven offices in East London and Essex.
DB Roberts & Partners is to set up an estate agency marketing centre in Shrewsbury by October, with the creation of up to 12 jobs.
Scott Wilson, the London-based engineering consultancy with 80 sites worldwide, is to be acquired by URS Corporation of the US for £223m.
Dunlop Heywood has acquired the assets of Edward King & Co, the commercial property rating firm, for undisclosed terms.
Morgan Sindall has acquired Powerminster, the building maintenance firm with 178 staff, from MJ Gleeson for £6.6m.
London & Quadrant Housing Association is to set up a new 60,000 sq ft headquarters at Cray House in Sidcup in July.
Waldeck has acquired Elliott & Brown, the Nottingham-based civil and structural engineering consultancy.
CKD Galbraith has acquired Donalds, the Ayrshire-based firm of chartered surveyors.
Rentokil Initial has acquired Knightsbridge Guarding and Perception UK of London for a total £6.9m, in order to expand its facilities services division.
Mitie Group has acquired the integrated facilities management business of Dalkia in Ireland for up to £10m.
Amey is taking a further 6,098 sq ft of office space at Colmore Plaza in Birmingham to accommodate 80 staff working on a road maintenance contract.
North Tyneside Council is to consider plans from Highbridge to build new offices, shops and a hotel at the Cobalt Business Park, with the creation of up to 300 jobs.
City of York Council has approved plans for a new £44m council headquarters for 1,400 staff at Station Rise by late 2012, and an adjacent £10m hotel has also been approved.
Vale Contract Services, the North Wales-based landscaping firm with 225 staff, has been acquired by Ground Control Holdings of Essex for undisclosed terms.
Sunny Bank Mills is planning to transform its former textile production site in Leeds into a business centre, providing space for up to 800 workers.
Bovis Lend Lease, the construction company, is to set up an 80,000 sq ft office at 20 Triton Square, London NW1.
Interior Services Group has acquired Olson Enterprises, the Russian fit out company with 125 staff, for a nominal sum.
Countrywide is to acquire the UK, European, Asian and Latin American property operations of Hamptons International from Dubai-based Emaar Properties for undisclosed terms.
Monmouthshire Council has unveiled plans for a new headquarters for about 100 staff in Usk.
Manchester & District Housing Association is relocating its Preston office to a 7,500 sq ft unit at Tustin Court on Portway.
National Grid Property is set to receive outline planning consent to develop a 1m sq ft business park at its Partington site in Manchester, including 27 units and up to 1,600 jobs.
CB Richard Ellis is to relocate its London-based headquarters to a 98,000 sq ft office at Henrietta Place next May.
Apollo has acquired FWA West, the Essex-based social housing maintenance firm, for about £2m.
Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service is to relocate its headquarters and up to 87 staff from Cockermouth to Penrith.
Doncaster Council has approved plans to build a 157,500 sq ft five-storey office building for 1,400 council staff by 2013.
Brooks Macdonald is to acquire Braemar Group, the Hale-based property management company with more than 40 staff, for £4m.
Axis Security is looking to create almost 100 jobs at its security operations in the North East over the next three years.
LSL Property Services has acquired the assets of the Goodfellows Group for £1m, including nine estate agency and lettings offices.
Procomm Site Services, the Redcar-based supplier of temporary accommodation blocks, has secured funding for its nationwide expansion programme, with its fourth depot due to open in Bristol.
MS International has bought the remaining 50% stake in its Global-MSI infrastructure products joint venture from Portman International Securities for £4.5m.
Holder Mathias Architects is to create 17 new jobs for architects and graduates at its offices in London and Cardiff.
Tribal Group has sold Nightingale Architects, the architecture firm with 260 staff at seven offices, to IBI Holdco for up to £13m.
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council has approved plans from Stoford to develop a new 245,000 sq ft office complex in West Bromwich, including an 88,000 sq ft unit for BT.
Spicerhaart is to relocate the Colchester-based national headquarters of its estate agency and up to 100 staff to The Square building in Sheepen Place.
K&C Construction is looking to expand the 55-strong workforce at its North Wales-based construction business with up to 30 additional staff.
Kennet Properties has sold a 13-acre site near junction 11 of the M40 to Albion Land for £3m, which will lead to a new industrial development and the creation of up to 450 jobs.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has approved plans from Bridgeland for the development of a new business park on a 52-acre site in Hessle, including 600,000 sq ft of offices and manufacturing facilities.
Phoenix Beard is to merge with GBR to create a combined Birmingham-based property group with more than 70 staff.
Flexcrete Technologies, the waterproof concrete manufacturer, is to treble the size of its Leyland headquarters to 43,000 sq ft and create nine new jobs over the next two years.
Gerald Eve, the property consultancy, is setting up a 24,000 sq ft office at 72 Welbeck Street, London W1.
Clinton Devon Estates has sold the Victoria Sawmills timber merchant in Colaton Raleigh to The Fence Stores Group of Dorset.
Horbury Group has acquired Tubular Scaffolding Services, the scaffolding contracting firm based in Ashby-de-la-Zouch with 40 staff.
Askern UK is to submit plans for the redevelopment of its saw mill site in Doncaster, which could create up to 300 new jobs in a number of new industrial and retail buildings.
Wyre Forest District Council is planning to consolidate its four offices in Kidderminster and Stourport into a single new building on a 2.6-acre site at the Finepoint business park near Kidderminster.
Europa has acquired Nationwide Building Services, the Leeds-based owner of Nationwide Maintenance, Falcon Mechanical and Nationwide LCS.
Addacabin has been sold out of administration to Wernick Hire for about £6m, securing 16 jobs at its Glenrothes-based cabin hire business.
EOS, the Newton Aycliffe-based manufacturer of steel-framed buildings with 70 staff, is looking to expand its production facilities over the next two years.
CB Richard Ellis has acquired M3, the industrial property services firm with offices in Birmingham, Sheffield and London.
Begbies Traynor has sold Quickseal, the waterproofing and concrete repair contractor, out of administration to VolkerLaser for £0.3m.
Wordsworth Holdings has sold Barford Construction Equipment, Fruehauf, Huffey Group, WH Rentals and Euroforce out of administration to Bowdon Investment Group, securing 70 jobs.
J Mills, the Manchester-based maintenance contracting firm, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
C Spencer is looking to locate the headquarters of its infrastructure engineering business from Barrow-on-Humber to Yorkshire within three years.
Leeds City Council has approved plans from Ace Investments for a £30m office and leisure development on an industrial site in Holbeck.
Bernicia, the housing group, is planning to set up a new £6m headquarters for 300 staff at Ashington in Northumberland by 2012.
Court Homemakers, the Stockton-based supplier of kitchens and bathrooms with 26 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
Finning is to sell Hewden Stuart, its Manchester-based construction equipment rental business with 1,300 staff at 63 sites, to private equity firm Sun European Partners for about £110m.
Caterpillar is to create 300 new jobs at its construction equipment manufacturing operations in Leicestershire this year.
Evander is to create an unspecified number of jobs at its Norwich-based property services business, having secured a contract to provide glazing services to Lloyds TSB's insurance customers.
Flowcrete is to recruit up to 30 additional staff at the new headquarters of its flooring manufacturing business in Sandbach over the next two years.
Balfour Beatty has sold its 50% stake in Aberdeen Environmental Services to an affiliate of Kelda Water Services and its 24% stake in Consort Healthcare to ERI Holdings for a total £24m.
Bardsley Construction is opening a regional office at Wellington Place in Leeds, in order to carry out building work for local authorities across West Yorkshire.
Mears has won a £300m contract to provide a call centre service for Family Mosaic tenants in the London area over the next ten years.
Staffordshire Fire & Rescue is planning to rebuild a further ten fire stations, and aims to select a preferred bidder for the £50m scheme by summer 2011.
Morgan Sindall is to merge its Morgan Ashurst construction business with its Morgan Est infrastructure services business into a new division under the Morgan Sindall name.
Aztec Interiors, the Liverpool-based contractor, is planning to open more offices across the country, having just opened one in Manchester.
Hansteen Holdings has bought a portfolio of 54 freehold properties from the receivers of Edinburgh-based Kilmartin for £80m.
EasyOffice is planning to open a serviced office at Devonshire House in Manchester city centre this June, and aims to open a further 20 sites this year.
JCB is to create up to 200 new jobs at its Staffordshire-based construction equipment manufacturing business.
All Events Security of Darlington is planning to expand its security services business across the country, including new offices in Coventry and Scotland.
Travis Perkins is seeking up to 40 new sites for its chain of Toolstation builders' merchants.
Pasquill is to open four new timber processing branches in Abingdon, Bury St Edmunds, Leeds and North Wales this year, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Richard Irvin Services has acquired A&R Hepburn, the Edinburgh-based gas heating and insulation firm with 100 staff, for about £1m.
Beale & Cole is to create up to 50 new jobs at its Exeter-based building services business over the next two years.
EC Harris is to relocate its Manchester-based facilities management consultancy from the Royal Exchange to a 12,700 sq ft office at Three Piccadilly Place.
Lorne Stewart, the Harrow-based building services contractor with 1,400 staff, is seeking acquisitions to double the size of its business over the next five years.
UK Coal is to submit plans to build a 66-acre business park at the former Rufford Colliery in Nottinghamshire, which could create 2,000 jobs.
Gabriel Ash, the Chester-based manufacturer of cedar wood greenhouses with 35 staff, has been acquired by Juliana of Denmark for undisclosed terms.
Birmingham City Council has unveiled proposals to build a £40m Innovation Village at Birmingham Science Park Aston, including four buildings totalling 117,000 sq ft.
Leaders, the property agency with 42 branches across the South of England, has undergone a £48m management buy-out from RO Group, with the backing of private equity firm Bowmark Capital.
Calderdale Council is looking into the possibility of building a new £4m civic centre in Elland, in order to consolidate staff from a number of existing offices.
University College Birmingham is planning to build a new campus on a four-acre site near George Street, starting with a £20m 80,000 sq ft student hub by 2013.
Wolseley is to set up a 140,000 sq ft building materials distribution centre at the East London Distribution Park in Dagenham.
Derby City Council is to set up a new in-house regeneration division called Derby Renaissance Board, with the transfer of staff from Cityscape.
Stanhope is linking up with the Carbon Trust and Threadneedle to invest £350m in the acquisition and refurbishment of old office buildings.
Glasgow Community Safety Services is to set up a new headquarters near Bridgeton Cross in Glasgow's East End by 2012, and the new 65,000 sq ft office block will provide space for up to 500 staff.
Armsons Darwent Shaw, the Sheffield-based firm of quantity surveyors, has undergone a management buy-out.
Hull City Council has approved plans from Marblechip for a £5.5m office development in Baker Street, and talks are taking place with a potential call centre occupier that could create more than 100 jobs.
A2 Dominion, the housing association, is setting up a 17,000 sq ft office at the Ealingcross development on Uxbridge Road in London.
SQW Group has acquired Hampshire-based Fasset for undisclosed terms, as part of a strategy to expand its Oxford Innovation network of 14 regional technology parks across the country.
Sovereign Capital has backed a £20m management buy-out at Euro Environmental Group, the drains cleaning firm with 200 staff at nine sites across Scotland and England.
Leicester City Council has secured £4.8m of funding to develop a science park for up to 50 companies next to the National Space Centre, which could create up to 600 jobs.
Michelmersh Brick is to acquire Freshfields Lane Brickworks, the East Sussex-based manufacturer of clamp-fired stock bricks, for £10m.
Scarborough Development Group has bought Modus Properties out of administration for £37m, including properties in Wigan, Boston, Rhyl, Congleton, Stockport, Preston and Glossop.
Aggregate Industries has acquired a 51% stake in Lytag Group, the York-based supplier of aggregate, and has also announced a joint venture in Denmark with Dansk Natursten.
Regenerate Pennine Lancashire has unveiled proposals for the development of a new business park near the M65 motorway at Blackburn over the next five years, providing space for up to 4,000 people.
Federal Security is to set up a new cleaning services business in Northern Ireland over the coming months, with the creation of more than 100 jobs.
Bakers Hill Builders is planning to double the 28-strong workforce at its Belper-based building and pest control services business this year.
British Land is in negotiations to let 200,000 sq ft of office space at Regent's Place in London, including 120,000 sq ft for Aegis, 58,000 sq ft for Gazprom and 31,000 sq ft for Betfair.
Allsop, the property consultancy, is seeking a 17,000 sq ft headquarters in London's West End, in order to consolidate staff from two existing sites.
Capita Symonds has acquired NB Real Estate, the property consultancy with 560 staff in London, Manchester and Edinburgh, for £20m.
Angus Council has unveiled proposals to build a new business park next to the Elliot Industrial Estate in Arbroath, which could lead to the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.
GEMS Education has appointed Knight Frank to find a suitable 100,000 sq ft location for a new education centre.
Opus Building Services is planning to expand the 70-strong workforce at its mechanical and electrical contracting business in South Tyneside with 80 new jobs over the next two years.
Jones Bros is to create 50 new jobs across North Wales, following a rise in demand for its civil engineering services.
BSS Group has acquired UGS, the distributor of ground drainage equipment with ten branches nationwide, for £5.1m.
OBAS is expanding the 46-strong workforce at its Lancashire-based building supplies business with 16 new jobs, and expects to create more jobs later this year.
Colliers CRE is seeking a suitable location for the consolidation of its property agency offices in London's West End into one building.
Compass has acquired Hurley Group, the Canadian facilities management and cleaning firm, for £30m.
Jones Lang LaSalle has acquired GLP Taylors, the provider of property consultancy services to the healthcare sector, from LNT Group for undisclosed terms.
Flowcrete has acquired the Belfast-based resin floor products business of Resdev Ireland for undisclosed terms.
Contract Solutions Grampian is planning to expand the 225-strong workforce at its Aberdeen-based office cleaning business with at least 30 new jobs over the next three months.
Frank Haslam Milan is looking to create up to 50 jobs in the East Midlands over the next few years, in order to build and refurbish low-cost homes as part of the Quantum Consortium.
Strathclyde Police Authority is considering plans to relocate its headquarters from central Glasgow to a new £45m site in Dalmarnock by 2014.
MIDAS, the development agency for Manchester, is to relocate from Trafford Park to Voyager at Manchester Airport.
Balfour Beatty has bought Multibuild Hotels & Leisure and Multibuild Interiors of Stockport out of administration for £1.9m.
Capita Symonds has acquired Inventures, the Bath-based project management consultancy with more than 100 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Go Sustainable is planning to expand its Gateshead-based energy-saving window panels business into a nationwide franchise over the next three years, which could create 200 jobs.
Chard Construction has gone into administration through KPMG Restructuring, with the loss of 110 jobs at its Glasgow-based building and refurbishment business.
Amec has acquired Currie & Brown, the Australian project services consultancy with 200 staff, for £20m.
Keepmoat has acquired Milnerbuild, the building maintenance contractor with 120 staff in Leeds and Darlington, for undisclosed terms.
Deloitte has acquired Drivers Jonas, the property services firm with 650 staff in London, Slough, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Egger is in discussions with East Ayrshire Council about proposals to build a new £60m sawmill at Auchinleck.
DuBye is creating 25 jobs at a new £4m corporate headquarters and plant hire operation in Inverness.
Laing O'Rourke has acquired Privica, the York-based construction modelling firm, for undisclosed terms.
Wolseley is to sell its Irish building materials business to WIBHM for £24m, with the transfer of 650 staff at 67 branches.
The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has warned that up to 45,000 skilled engineering construction workers will be needed by 2016 for a £200bn investment in new nuclear reactors, chemical plants and wind farms.
Watkin Jones is looking to recruit up to 20 quantity surveyors and project managers at its Bangor-based homes, construction and student accommodation operations over the next few weeks.