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Havelock Europa is to relocate the headquarters of its Fife-based interior solutions business to a 24,000 sq ft office in Kirkcaldy in May 2015.
HML Holdings has acquired AMP MGMT, the Eastbourne-based property management firm, for £0.2m.
Carillion is looking to double the size of its Customer Experience Centre in Sheffield in 2015, and the site currently has a 130-strong team.
Stafford Borough Council is to consider plans for a 16-acre extension to Hixon Airfield Industrial Estate, with the creation of 464 jobs.
Ramboll has acquired Environ, the US-based environmental consultancy with 200 staff in the UK.
FCB Studios is in negotiations to set up an architecture office at Piccadilly Basin in Manchester.
Parsons Brinckerhoff is relocating its Bristol-based planning consultancy to a 17,000 sq ft office at Kings Orchard.
Rider Hunt is to merge with K2 to create a combined London-based property consultancy with 26 staff.
Cussins has secured a £5m investment from the Business Growth Fund to expand its Alnwick-based housebuilding business, with the creation of 500 jobs.
Carillion is planning to create 5,000 apprenticeships at training centres across the country over the next five years.
Begbies Traynor is to acquire Eddisons, the Leeds-based surveyor with 200 staff, for up to £8.8m.
Avant Homes, the housebuilder operating as Ben Bailey in the Midlands and Yorkshire and Bett Homes in Scotland, has been acquired by three hedge funds for £175m.
CRH is to sell Ibstock, the Leicestershire-based operator of 24 brick plants with about 2,000 staff, to Bain Capital for about £400m.
NeueHouse of the US is to set up a 66,000 sq ft co-working members club at the Adelphi Building in London.
Smiths Equipment Hire is planning to refurbish its Lancashire-based chain of ten Hire It depots over the next few years.
Hope Construction Materials has submitted plans to West Berkshire Council for a concrete batching plant at Theale.
HSS Hire is setting up a 50,000 sq ft tool hire warehouse at Worton Grange in Reading.
JDP Contracting Services, the Newton Aycliffe-based roofline installation firm with 30 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
University of Derby has unveiled plans to build a new £12m 45,000 sq ft science and technology centre by 2017.
Heriot-Watt University has appointed Morrison Construction to build the £10m Lyell Centre for Earth & Marine Science by 2016.
Driver Group has acquired Initiate Consulting, the London-based construction management firm, for £5.3m.
Belvoir Lettings has acquired Lettings at Victoria Mills, the Shipley-based property lettings agency.
Carter Jonas is to acquire Planning Perspectives, the London-based planning consultancy with 18 staff.
Hambleside Danelaw is planning to expand its roofing products factory in Daventry by 30,000 sq ft, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
Duke Studios is planning to open a second 10,000 sq ft creative workspace in Leeds early next year.
Grafton Group has acquired Crescent Building Supplies, the Ruislip-based chain of four branches.
Steel River Consultants has acquired Coresafe Consulting, the Liverpool-based health and safety consultancy.
Rokstone is looking to open more upmarket estate agency offices across London over the next five years.
Dowlas Developments has won permission from North Somerset Council to build a 26,000 sq ft office building for 250 staff at Weston Gateway by late 2015.
Central Working is to set up a 4,000 sq ft serviced office at the Great Northern site in Manchester.
Aldgate Developments is reported to be in negotiations with Tag Worldwide, Maersk, BSkyB and Uber to let 130,000 sq ft of space at Aldgate Tower in London.
Miers Construction Products is setting up a 20,000 sq ft unit at the Central Trading Estate in Warrington.
Scotts Timber Engineering is to open a new 15,000 sq ft roof truss factory in Redditch in January.
TerraQuest is setting up a new 8,600 sq ft property services office at Quayside Tower in Birmingham.
Mitie Group has acquired a majority stake in Source8, the London-based real estate and technology consultancy, for up to £15m.
Arco has acquired Total Access, the Staffordshire-based supplier of height safety support services.
Centrax has submitted new plans to develop a business park near its site in Newton Abbot, which could create 500 jobs.
Canal & River Trust has unveiled plans for a £20m development at Wharfdale Park in Birmingham, including warehouses and manufacturing units up to 150,000 sq ft.
Galliard Homes is forming a joint venture with Cain Hoy Enterprises to invest up to £225m in housebuilding projects in the London area over the next three years.
Fowler & Gilbert, the Cheshire-based manufacturer of steel-framed buildings with 21 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
AIC Steel is to create 40 new jobs at its Newport-based structural steel business.
The Office Group is reported to be planning to set up a 30,000 sq ft serviced office at the Shard in London.
Voith Industrial Services is to create 50 new jobs at its facilities management business, having won a contract at JLR's new site in Wolverhampton.
SRUC is considering plans to relocate its rural college campuses in Edinburgh, Dumfries and Aberdeen to new sites.
Tuffin Ferraby Taylor has acquired Wye Solutions, the Bristol-based building services firm.
Persimmon Homes is looking to recruit up to 500 ex-military personnel for its housebuilding operations across the country.
Chippindale Plant has acquired Wilmslow Plant Hire of Stockport, creating a combined group with more than 100 staff at eight depots.
Wates has acquired Purchase Group, the Walsall-based housing maintenance firm with 120 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Glendinning is seeking permission for the £1m expansion of the Linhay Hill quarry in Devon, in order to secure 240 jobs.
Morgan Tucker is planning to expand the workforce at its Newark-based structural engineering business from 80 to 200 by 2020, having just bought Bolton Priestley of London.
Hawkins Brown is to open an architecture office with 12 staff in Manchester by next April.
Norbord is seeking permission from Highland Council to more than double production at its wood panels factory near Inverness.
Speedy Hire is to open three more equipment hire superstores and a national distribution centre in Tamworth over the next six months.
Amtech Group, the Milton Keynes-based building services firm, has been acquired by US-based Trimble for undisclosed terms.
Bargate Homes has secured a £25m private equity investment to expand its Hampshire-based housebuilding business, which could create hundreds of jobs.
West Mercia Housing is to relocate its Birmingham-based housing association to a new 26,000 sq ft office at 4040 Lakeside early next year.
Myers Group has acquired Bulk Builders Merchants, the Leeds-based supplier of building materials, for undisclosed terms.
Suffolk Housing is to relocate to a new £2m office development at Skyliner Way in Bury St Edmunds by the end of next year.
WeWork of the US is to set up a 60,000 sq ft serviced office at 199 Bishopsgate in London.
John Nicholls has acquired the J&B's chain of four plumbing supplies depots in Dorset, taking its chain to 13 sites.
YBS Composites, the building products manufacturer with sites in Bolton and Larbert, has undergone a management buy-out.
Harworth Estates has submitted proposals for a new business park at the former Daw Mill colliery in Warwickshire, with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.
Renew Holdings is to sell Allenbuild, the Surrey-based housebuilding firm, to Places for People Group for £2.7m.
A-Plant is looking to create 60 new jobs at its nationwide network of equipment rental depots.
Swansea Council is looking into the possibility of relocating hundreds of staff to the city centre, in order to sell off the Civic Centre for redevelopment.
Victoria Plumb, the online bathrooms supplier, is creating dozens of jobs at a new 15,000 sq ft office at Bridgehead Business Park in Hull.
MartinCo has acquired Xperience Franchising and Whitegates Estates Agency, taking its nationwide network of property offices to 283.
Lancashire County Council has unveiled plans for a new £430m business park on the 160-acre Cuerden site near Preston, which could create 2,500 jobs.
Amicus Building Products has acquired Decor Cladding Centre, the Durham-based wall cladding supplier, for undisclosed terms.
FORE Partnership is to refurbish the 83,000 sq ft Yorkshire House office in Leeds as a telecoms and media centre.
Fisher German is to relocate its Leicestershire-based estate agency and 110 staff from three offices to a 15,000 sq ft unit at the Ivanhoe Business Park in Ashby in 2015.
St Modwen has won outline consent from North Warwickshire Council for a 200,000 sq ft industrial development at junction 10 of the M42.
Omega Warrington has submitted plans for a 220,000 sq ft warehouse and office development in Zone 7 of its business park near Warrington.
Contract Services is to create up to 50 new jobs at its Belfast-based installation and maintenance business, having won a £30m housing association contract.
Jephson is to merge with Reading-based Raglan to create a new social housing organisation called Stonewater.
Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service has secured government funding of £4m to merge fire stations and relocate its headquarters to Hindlip Hall.
Quinto Crane & Plant, the East Anglian crane hire firm with 125 staff at eight depots, has been acquired by the owner of Spring Farm Partnership for undisclosed terms.
Taunton Deane Council is considering plans to develop a new 60-acre industrial estate at Junction 25 of the M5, with the creation of up to 4,000 jobs.
Cleveland Fire Brigade has unveiled plans for a new £12m headquarters in Hartlepool by 2016.
Motus Traffic has acquired Traffic Systems Co-Operative, the Sheffield-based traffic signal engineering firm.
Lakesmere is creating 20 jobs at a new £1.5m building products manufacturing facility in Winchester.
Pilgrims Group is to set up a 45,000 sq ft training headquarters for its security and risk management business at the Orchard Business Centre in Redhill.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices of the US is looking to expand into the UK by licensing its name to estate agents next year.
Breedon Aggregates has acquired asphalt plants at Cavenham in Suffolk and Wivenhoe in Essex.
Mears Group has acquired Omega Group, the London-based social housing firm, for an initial £20m.
Harrogate Borough Council is planning to relocate its headquarters from five sites to a new building at Knapping Mount.
Rogers Stirk Harbour is reported to be planning to relocate its London-based architectural business from Hammersmith to the Leadenhall Building.
Elliotts has acquired Hardleys, the Lymington-based kitchen and bathroom supplier with 15 staff.
Wychavon District Council is to consider plans from Stoford for a new £120m technology park on a 70-acre site near Worcester.
Hunters has acquired the Turner Evans Stevens chain of eight estate agency branches in Lincolnshire, taking its nationwide network to 125.
Land Securities has unveiled plans for a new 510,000 sq ft office development at 21 Moorfields in the City of London.
Breedon Aggregates is to acquire Barr Quarries, the Cumnock-based operator of 11 quarries, five asphalt plants and six concrete plants with 130 staff, for £21m.
Belvoir Lettings is to support the £1.4m acquisition by two of its franchisees of Ryden Lettings, the Edinburgh-based property management firm.
Northumberland County Council has approved plans to relocate its headquarters from Morpeth to Ashington by 2018.
Durham County Council is considering plans for the £13m expansion of the NETPark innovation centre in Sedgefield, which could create 800 jobs.
Nationwide Window Cleaning has secured a £3m BFG investment to fund the expansion of the 200-strong workforce at its Harrogate-based cleaning business.
Cardiff University has unveiled plans to invest £300m in four new research centres, including social science, entrepreneurship, semiconductor and academic innovation.
GBM Support Services, the London-based provider of cleaning and building maintenance services with 2,000 staff, has been acquired by US-based ABM for undisclosed terms.
West Norfolk Council is to consider plans from the Nwes enterprise agency for a new £4m innovation centre with 30 offices in King's Lynn.
Russell Roof Tiles is to invest £2m in the expansion of its factory in Burton on Trent next year.
WA Ellis, the London-based residential property firm, has merged with JLL.
Mid Suffolk District Council is to support plans from Paper Mill Lane Properties to develop a £20m business centre and homes at the former Fisons site in Bramford.
TC Facilities Management has acquired CMS Group, the Wakefield-based contract cleaning firm with 400 staff.
O'Brien Contractors is to create 25 new jobs at its construction business in Leamington Spa by the end of the year.
Sci-Tech Daresbury is to develop an additional 220,000 sq ft of office and laboratory space at its science campus in Cheshire, which could create hundreds of jobs.
Dacre Son & Hartley is looking to expand its Yorkshire-based chain of 20 estate agency branches with at least six more franchisees over the next year.
Manston Airport has been acquired by the developers of the Sandwich science park, which is expected to lead to the £1bn redevelopment of the 800-acre site.
Worcestershire County Council is to consider plans from the Spetchley Estate to develop a £120m 70-acre technology park, which could create 5,000 jobs.
Cheshire East Council is to help fund a £15m investment by AstraZeneca and MSP at Alderley Park, in order to support start-up companies and create up to 2,600 jobs.
Lodha Group of India is planning a £3bn expansion into the London housing development market, including £1.8bn for assets and £1.2bn for construction.
Nationwide Property Assistance is to create 30 new jobs at its Oldbury-based nationwide property maintenance business, following a management buy-out.
Birmingham City Council has approved plans to build a £7.5m iCentrum digital office block at Birmingham Science Park, with the creation of 400 jobs.
Noonan has acquired Resource Group, the Belfast-based outsourcing firm with 6,000 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Keyland Developments is planning to transform the North Bierley waste water site in Bradford into a 57-acre business park, including 500,000 sq ft of industrial space and up to 1,000 jobs.
McNeill Maguire & McCreath is to merge with Edinburgh-based surveying firm Allied Surveyors.
Mott MacDonald has acquired JN Bentley, the Skipton-based water infrastructure firm with 700 staff at eight sites.
Waldeck has acquired VA Consulting, the Warrington-based architecture and design firm, for undisclosed terms.
Drakes Plumbing Supplies is looking to double its Kent-based chain of eight depots over the next ten years.
RG Carter is looking to recruit 70 apprentices at its Norfolk-based construction business over the next two months.
Sanderson Weatherall has acquired Hunter Cowie, the Darlington-based chartered surveyor, for undisclosed terms.
Hurleypalmerflatt has acquired Andrew Reid & Partners, the London-based building consultancy with 30 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Suffolk Coastal District Council is looking to relocate its Woodbridge-based headquarters and 300 staff to a new site at an undisclosed location within two years.
United House is to merge with Bullock Construction to create a combined housing contractor called United Living Group, with offices in Walsall and Kent.
Garic is planning to expand its Bury-based chain of construction equipment depots with new sites across the country and an increase to the 160-strong workforce.
City of Wolverhampton College is looking to relocate to a larger site in the city centre within four years, with the creation of 150 jobs.
WYG has acquired Alliance Environment & Planning, the planning consultancy with offices in Guildford, London, Birmingham and Bedfordshire, for £3.2m.
Dales Fabrications is to expand the 32-strong workforce at its Ilkeston-based building products business with ten new jobs.
Keepmoat, the Doncaster-based housebuilder with 3,000 staff at 22 offices, is to be acquired by private equity firms Sun Capital and TDR Capital for about £400m.
The Ministry of Justice is planning to expand the Campsfield House immigration detention centre in Kidlington, with the creation of 80 jobs.
EC Harris has acquired Christal Management, the project management consultancy with 32 staff in Manchester and Paisley.
Morris Leslie is to invest £45m in new machinery for its nine plant hire depots in 2015.
University of Wolverhampton is planning to develop a construction training technical college at the former Springfield Brewery site by 2016.
BDi Group has been bought out of administration by Select Security, securing 270 jobs at its Northwich-based facilities management business.
Aerohub at Newquay Cornwall Airport has secured a £6m investment to develop a 53-acre business park, including 30,000 sq ft of buildings and up to 750 jobs.
Thurston Group is to create up to 100 jobs at its Wakefield-based modular buildings business over the next year.
Pacifica Group, the County Durham-based heating and plumbing firm with 300 staff at six sites, is looking to treble in size over the next two years.
London Borough of Barnet is planning to relocate its council offices to Grahame Park by 2017.
Breedon Aggregates has acquired a 50% stake in HV Bowen & Sons, the owner of the Tan-y-Foel stone quarry near Welshpool.
McCarthy & Stone is planning to invest £2bn in the expansion of its retirement homes development business over the next four years.
Development Securities and SWIP Property Trust have announced that Philip Morris and Fox International Channels have acquired office space totalling 57,000 sq ft at 10 Hammersmith Grove in London.
Lomond Capital has acquired John Shepherd Lettings, the Birmingham-based property firm with four branches, for undisclosed terms.
Gradus, the Macclesfield-based commercial interiors firm with 300 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Grafton Group has acquired Direct Builders Merchants, the Kent-based chain with three branches, for undisclosed terms.
Deluxe Group is investing £1.4m in the expansion of its Portadown-based joinery business, with the creation of 22 jobs.
Brickability of Bridgend has acquired Leeds-based Brick-Link, creating a combined brick merchant with more than 45 staff.
GR White & Son is to expand the 35-strong workforce at its Fermanagh-based electrical contracting business with 20 new jobs.
B3 is looking to expand the 55-strong workforce at its Staffordshire-based shopfitting business.
Stockport Homes has submitted plans to relocate its headquarters to a 55,000 sq ft office on Edward Street in Stockport.
Maxim Facilities Management is to acquire Glasgow-based Ross Cleaning Services, as part of a strategy to create a nationwide facilities management group.
Hanson Building Products is to invest £1.4m reopening a former brickworks in Accrington early next year, with the creation of 38 jobs.
David Narro Associates, the civil engineering firm with 30 staff in Edinburgh and Glasgow, has been acquired by an Employee Ownership Trust.
Youngman Group, the Essex-based scaffolding manufacturer with annual turnover of £50m, is to be acquired by Werner Access Products.
Nordic Installations is to relocate its Plymouth-based architectural aluminium business and up to 30 staff to its newly-acquired 5,500 sq ft Plym Valley site later this year.
Property Consortium is to expand the 140-strong workforce at its Somerset-based building repair business with 40 new jobs.
Eastlands Homes is to merge with City South to create a combined Manchester-based housing association with 12,400 homes and more than 500 staff.
Waldeck is creating 60 new jobs for energy and infrastructure professionals at its 12 consultancy offices.
RPS has acquired CgMs Holdings, the planning and development consultancy with 112 staff in London, Cheltenham, Newark, Manchester and Edinburgh, for up to £13m.
BTS has acquired TMS, the Maidstone-based traffic management firm with 20 staff.
Drakes Plumbing Supplies has expanded its Kent-based network to eight sites with the acquisition of A&C Plumbing Supplies in Whitstable.
Access Hire Nationwide and Welfare Hire Nationwide, the equipment hire firms based in Normanton and Monmouth, have been acquired by Elysian Capital.
Hanson Cement has submitted plans to expand its cement factory at Padeswood in Flintshire, with the creation of 35 jobs.
Hunters Property Group of York is to merge with Hunters Group of the West Midlands, and plans to expand its chain of 112 estate agency branches to 500 over the next five years.
Burnley Council has announced that an unnamed company is to occupy a 400,000 sq ft site at the new Burnley Bridge business park, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Connells Group has acquired the Peter Alan chain of 26 estate agency branches in Wales from Principality Building Society for £16m.
North Lincolnshire Homes is considering plans to relocate its Scunthorpe-based housing association and more than 300 staff.
Point Eight, the Netherton-based shopfitting firm with 40 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
Thornley Groves has acquired the Manchester city centre lettings business of Vital Space.
TP Bennett is to open an architectural and planning services office in Manchester next month.
Max Property, the property investment firm, has been acquired by Blackstone Real Estate Partners for £448m.
Ravensworth is to build a £7m trade park at Birtley near Chester-le-Street by May 2015, providing 15 industrial units and 240 jobs.
90 Degrees Marketing, the Manchester-based commercial property marketing firm, has undergone a management buy-out backed by NatWest.
Paragon Interiors is seeking permission to develop a new design studio and account centre at its site in Nottingham.
BWB Consulting is to expand its Nottingham-based civil engineering business with a new office in London and 35 jobs.
Wienerberger is to restart two mothballed brick factories in Worcestershire and Surrey, with the creation of 120 jobs.
University of the West of England (UWE) is planning to build a new £50m campus for its Faculty of Business and Law in Bristol.
Atkins is to open a £3.5m 21,000 sq ft project management office for up to 200 staff at the Westlakes Science & Technology Park near Whitehaven by May 2015.
Access Industries is relocating the London office of its industrial holding group to a 4,500 sq ft unit at Marble Arch House.
Maxim Facilities Management has acquired the South Shields-based contract cleaning business of New Life Cleaning Systems, taking its total workforce to more than 500.
Carisbrooke Investments has secured funding to develop a £5.4m 30,000 sq ft innovation centre at Haverhill Research Park in Suffolk by September 2015, with the creation of 300 jobs.
H Peel & Sons, the Dewsbury-based commercial interiors firm, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Seneca Partners.
Galliford Try has acquired Miller Construction, the Edinburgh-based infrastructure firm, for £16m.
Gloucestershire County Council is considering proposals to expand three stone quarry sites at Stowe Hill, Drybrook and Stowfield.
University of Sunderland is setting up a £9m enterprise and innovation hub, in order to support up to 120 businesses and 250 jobs over five years.
Lend Lease has sold its UK facilities management operations to the Cofely subsidiary of GDF Suez UK.
Van Elle is seeking a suitable site in the central belt of Scotland for a new £1m pre-cast concrete components plant.
Capita has acquired Projen, the Cheshire-based project management firm with 100 staff, for undisclosed terms.
HML Holdings has acquired Chilton Estates Management, the Bath-based property management firm, for £0.5m.
PlaceFirst is to create a £3m business centre at the Ashton Old Baths building near Manchester by next summer.
Greenwich Council is to invest £5m in a scheme to repair local roads and create 100 jobs.
Belvoir Lettings is planning to expand its nationwide network of 160 offices to 200 franchises over the next three years, and has just acquired Hereford-based Maitland Rachel.
One Stop Hire is looking to expand its Chorley-based chain of nine tool hire depots with new sites in Yorkshire and Staffordshire.
Hamptons International has acquired the lettings and property management business of Humberts, taking its nationwide chain of offices to 800.
Grafton Merchanting GB has acquired Beaumont Forest Products, the timber merchant with three sites in Ascot, High Wycombe and Hoddesdon.
Birmingham City University is to relocate its headquarters to a 28,000 sq ft office on Bartholomew Row in Eastside later this year.
The Welsh Government is planning a £3bn investment in infrastructure, including houses, transport and the creation of 50,000 construction jobs.
Catfoss Group is forming a £5m joint venture with Marcol Group that will expand the 40-strong workforce at its East Yorkshire-based modular buildings business to 140 over the next three years.
Hammerson is to relocate its Reading-based property management office to an 8,200 sq ft unit at Aquis House.
Potter Logistics is to extend the 42-acre Melmerby Industrial Estate in North Yorkshire with buildings totalling 183,000 sq ft.
Monument Business Park in Oxfordshire is planning to develop 55,000 sq ft of additional laboratory, industrial and office space, with the creation of up to 300 jobs.
Horbury Group is to expand the 800-strong workforce at its Rotherham-based interiors contracting business, having secured a £2.5m investment from the Business Growth Fund.
HML Holdings has acquired PG Ashton Property Management Company, the Essex-based property management firm, for £0.5m.
Haatch has submitted plans to South Kesteven District Council to build a £2.5m digital incubation centre in Stamford, with the creation of up to 150 jobs.
Clugston Group is expanding the workforce at its Scunthorpe-based construction and property business from 538 to almost 600 this year.
James Hargreaves is to expand its chain of 36 plumbing depots with new sites in Harrogate, Hunslet and Matlock this summer.
DU Construction is building a new headquarters and storage facility on the Penrhos Industrial Estate in Holyhead, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Orega is to set up a 24,000 sq ft serviced office at MediaCityUK's Blue Tower in Manchester by the end of the year.
Hammerson is to relocate its London headquarters to a 40,000 sq ft office at 90 York Way in King's Cross.
Sewell Group is to create 50 new jobs at its Hull-based facilities management business, having won a number of new cleaning and caretaking contracts.
GBM Scotland has acquired Eclipse, the Glasgow-based contract cleaning firm with about 400 staff.
Dunlop Heywood has acquired Longden & Cook, the Manchester-based surveying firm, for undisclosed terms.
Taunton Deane Council is considering plans to relocate from Deane House to County Hall.
Braintree Council is planning to build a £2m enterprise centre in Witham, in order to support 25 start-up firms and up to 100 jobs.
Instant Managed Offices is to set up a 17,000 sq ft serviced office at 240 Blackfriars Road in London.
Regus is planning to open flexible office space in shopping centres owned by British Land, starting with sites in Sheffield, Chester and Edinburgh.
University of Leeds is planning to build a £25m 70,000 sq ft enterprise hub on its campus for up to 20 companies.
ProLogis is to submit plans to expand Pineham Business Park in Northampton, with the creation of up to 1,300 jobs.
DTZ, the London-based property agency, is to be sold by UGL to a consortium led by TPG Capital Management for £650m.
Ballast Nedam is to sell Ballast Phoenix, the Bourne-based materials recycling firm, to H2 Equity Partners for £30m.
Colliers International has acquired H2SO, the London-based property consultancy with about 15 staff.
GL Hearn is relocating its Manchester-based property consultancy to Vantage Point in Spinningfields this month.
Pochin's the Cheshire-based construction group, is to return to private ownership in a £9.4m deal with a new company called Middlewich.
Hill Street Holdings is to submit plans for a new science park opposite Oxford Airport, including 400,000 sq ft of office space and up to 1,200 jobs.
Lambert Smith Hampton has acquired the commercial division of Belfast-based property agency BTWShiells, with the transfer of 75 staff.
Roofclad Systems, the County Durham-based roofing firm with 44 staff, has been acquired by the former owner of DW Tilley.
Hales Sawmills is to relocate 48 jobs to a new £5m saw mill on a 15-acre site in Market Drayton next January.
Esh Group is looking to recruit 150 apprentices at its County Durham-based construction business over the next three years.
Chigwell Construction has acquired CLC Utility Services, the Essex-based utilities reinstatement firm.
Gaeia has acquired Barchester Green, the Salisbury-based ethical and environmental advisory firm, for undisclosed terms.
NHBC is planning to create 100 new jobs for building inspectors and managers at its national housebuilding council.
Breedon Aggregates has acquired Huntsman's Quarries, the Cotswolds-based aggregates firm with about 60 staff at two sites, for £15m.
Bruntwood is linking up with the Institute of Directors North West to create a series of business hubs, with the IoD relocating to Lowry House in Manchester.
Fastflow Group has acquired DW Contractors, the Oxford-based property maintenance firm, for undisclosed terms.
SEH, the Suffolk-based construction group with about 500 staff, has undergone a management buy-out and been renamed One Group Construction.
Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to relocate up to 200 staff to a new 18,000 sq ft headquarters on the Quinton Business Park in Birmingham.
Esh Group is to create about 70 new jobs at its County Durham-based construction and property business, including 20 management posts.
Matthews & Goodman has acquired Chapman Bates, the London-based property agency, and the staff will relocate to Matthew & Goodman offices.
HML Holdings has acquired the block property management business of Guildford-based Alan Foster & Associates for £0.4m.
West Point Construction has acquired a new 6,000 sq ft headquarters at the former Brooklyn Ford site in Redditch.
Robertson Group is looking to expand the 1,300-strong workforce at its Stirling-based construction and facilities management business by up to 5%.
West Dunbartonshire Council is considering plans to relocate its Dumbarton-based headquarters to Burgh Hall on Castle Street.
GJS Dillon has merged with JWL Fellows, the Stourport-based chartered surveying firm, for undisclosed terms.
Mott MacDonald, the engineering consultancy, has acquired a 21,000 sq ft office at the Renaissance development in Croydon.
Burton Roofing Merchants has acquired Stockport-based Tom Blackshaw Roofing for undisclosed terms.
The Office Group is to set up a 70,000 sq ft serviced office at Henry Wood House in the West End of London.
CCG is to create 40 new jobs at its timber housing systems factory in Glasgow.
DHP Croft, the York-based estate agency, has been acquired by one of its founding partners and will now be renamed Croft Residential.
Nabarro, the law firm, is expanding its real estate team and opening an office in Manchester.
Euro Accessories is to relocate its Sandbach-based concrete reinforcements business to a 40,000 sq ft warehouse on Lodge Road.
Development Securities is to acquire Cathedral Group, the London-based regeneration developer with about 25 staff, for an initial £21m.
Conwy Council is seeking a development partner to relocate up to 700 staff from 13 offices to a new site in Colwyn Bay town centre.
GVA, the London-based commercial property firm with offices across the country, is to be acquired by Bilfinger Real Estate of Germany for an estimated £150m.
Crusader Hire UK has been bought out of administration by a management team, saving 17 jobs at its Lincoln-based traffic management business.
AP Webb is to expand the 80-strong workforce at its Stafford-based construction equipment business with 55 new jobs over the next two years.
Acheson & Glover is to be sold out of administration by BDO to a newly-formed company, saving about 200 jobs at its Tyrone-based concrete manufacturing business.
Retail Merchandising Services is looking to create 500 new jobs at its Newport-based store fit-out business, including 300 in South Wales.
Shield Group is looking to expand the 2,500-strong workforce at its security business with up to 300 new jobs, having just unveiled a new regional headquarters in Manchester.
JCB has won permission to build a CAB Systems factory at Beamhurst near Uttoxeter, with the creation of 390 jobs.
OLCI, the construction training firm with 77 staff and 13 centres, has been bought out of administration by Wolverhampton-based Engineering Real Results.
CBRE is to relocate its Birmingham office to a 13,500 sq ft unit at 55 Temple Row in August, and plans to increase the 100-strong workforce.
Hill Engineering is to expand the 70-strong workforce at its Newry-based construction equipment business with 30 new jobs this year.
Brewster Bye is to expand the 29-strong workforce at its Leeds-based architecture practice with 12 new jobs over the next two years.
Terrace Hill is to acquire Urban & Civic, the London-based residential land developer with sites in Huntingdon and Rugby, for £95m.
McGoff & Byrne is planning to double the size of its Altrincham-based construction business over the next three years, having won a £15m contract from Bourne Leisure.
Help-Link UK of Leeds has acquired the Miller Pattison home insulation and contracting business from SIG for a nominal sum, including 11 branches and 300 staff.
Skanska is planning to create about 1,500 jobs at its nationwide construction operations over the next three years.
Birmingham Metropolitan College is to invest £4m in the expansion of its construction skills centre in Erdington.
Balfour Beatty has secured £4.4m of government funding to create a national construction training academy.
EDM Group has acquired Xit2, the Wolverhampton-based online property data network, for undisclosed terms.
Ogilvie Group has acquired Longdin & Browning, the Swansea-based surveying firm, for undisclosed terms.
Homejoy of the US is to create a further 20 jobs at its new office in London by the end of the year, in order to support the European expansion of its house cleaning business.
Avanta Service Office Group is to open a 33,000 sq ft serviced office at 48 Warwick Street in London in October.
Swindon Borough Council is to consider plans from Gleeson to develop a 1.25m sq ft business park at Marston Farm, with the creation of 2,000 jobs.
EC Harris has acquired Corporate Property Advisers, the London-based property advisory firm with 20 staff.
Highlands & Islands Enterprise is to temporarily relocate 106 Inverness-based staff to the city centre in May, while a new office is built at Beechwood Campus.
Salford Council is to consider plans from Hunter Real Estate Investment Managers for the £10m refurbishment of the 433,000 sq ft Exchange Quay office complex.
University of Manchester has unveiled plans for the £200m transformation of its Owens Park campus into a modern student village.
Architecture 519 is to relocate its architecture business and 30 staff to a larger office in Leeds this summer, with the creation of ten jobs.
Network Rail and The Office Group are to open a further three flexible office centres at King's Cross, Leeds and Liverpool Street stations this year.
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is planning to relocate its operational headquarters to a 36,000 sq ft office at the Friargate development in Coventry.
Edgerley Simpson Howe has acquired TG Estate Management, creating a combined Surrey-based property management group with 17 staff.
Deloitte Real Estate is to relocate its Glasgow office to a 20,000 sq ft unit at 110 Queen Street next year.
Clanmil Housing Group announced plans for a £180m investment in social housing in Northern Ireland, with the creation of 600 construction jobs over the next four years.
Devon County Council is planning to build a 20-acre business park in Okehampton, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Wolseley UK has bought Fusion Provida and Utility Power Systems, the Chesterfield-based suppliers of infrastructure products with 11 depots and 200 staff.
Avison Young of the US has acquired Haywards, the London-based property agency with 20 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Esh Group has acquired Border Holdings and Border Construction, with the transfer of up to 143 staff in Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.
The Office Group is planning to set up a 70,000 sq ft serviced office at 3-7 Langham Place in London.
Edwards Commercial Cleaning is looking to create up to 100 cleaning jobs in the Leeds area by the end of next year.
The University of Huddersfield is planning to build a new £22m facility for its law, music and humanities departments.
Workspace Group has acquired 12-13 Greville Street in London, in order to set up a £20m serviced office.
Cala Group has acquired Banner Homes, the Buckinghamshire-based luxury housebuilder, for an estimated £200m.
Morris Homes is planning to expand its Wilmslow-based housebuilding business with 20 new sites this year, with the creation of 1,900 jobs.
Shepherd Offshore has unveiled plans to transform the former Hyundai site in Dunfermline into a college campus, housing, hotel and industrial complex.
Laing O'Rourke has acquired Glass Reinforced Concrete UK, the Dinnington-based concrete products supplier with 38 staff.
Staffordshire University is planning to invest £200m in the expansion of its campuses in Stoke-on-Trent by 2029, with the relocation of 350 staff from Stafford.
Warwick District Council is planning to relocate its headquarters to a new £7m building near the Spa Centre in Leamington by 2016.
Cornwall Council is discussing proposals to develop a Fibre Park at the former Camborne School of Mines site, including a business park with hyperfast internet access and 500 jobs.
Opal Group, the group of eight student property companies with sites in Leeds and Birmingham, has been bought out of administration by Campus Living Villages for £245m.
FT Finley is relocating its building maintenance business and up to 90 staff to a new 15,000 sq ft headquarters in Stockport this month.
Lafarge Tarmac is to recruit 60 apprentices at its Solihull-based infrastructure business this year.
Terex is to create 50 new jobs at its site in Coventry, due to rising demand for its aerial work platforms.
Pershore College has raised £5.8m from the Skills Funding Agency to build a new science and technology research centre.
Countrywide has acquired Curtis & Bains, the Manchester-based estate agency with 14 staff, in order to expand its Bridgfords division.
Targetspace is to set up a 19,000 sq ft serviced office at 25 Procter Street in London.
Kier is to recruit 60 apprentices at its construction and property operations in the Midlands this year.
Candy & Candy is reported to be seeking a suitable location in London for a new 5,500 sq ft headquarters for its interior design business.
Halls Commercial has merged with Jarvie Bedhall, creating a combined property consultancy with offices across the West Midlands.
Accord Group is to expand its West Bromwich-based housing association by recruiting 150 of its own residents to work as apprentices over the next three years.
Sandvik Construction is to create 160 jobs at its Ballygawley-based crushing equipment plant, but up to 360 jobs will be lost at its plant in Swadlincote.
Barratt Developments is looking to recruit 1,100 apprentices, graduates and trainees for its housebuilding operations across the country.
Rentokil Initial is to sell its facilities services business to Interserve for £250m, with the transfer of up to 25,000 staff.
Democon has been sold out of administration to a new company called Democon UK, saving 19 jobs at its Birmingham-based demolition and groundworks business.
St Modwen is setting up a new 6,000 sq ft office for its Birmingham-based property development business at Park Point in Longbridge.
HS Direct is looking to create up to 15 jobs at its health and safety branch in Huntingdon.
Plymouth City Council is to relocate hundreds of staff to Ballard House later this year, and the existing civic centre will be converted into a hotel.
Fabrick Group is to merge with Vela Group to create a new housing association called Thirteen Group, and 440 staff will relocate to a new 43,000sq ft headquarters in Stockton by January 2015.
Northamptonshire County Council has unveiled plans to relocate up to 2,000 staff from 12 buildings to a new site in Northampton town centre.
MJ Quinn Integrated Services is setting up a 16,600 sq ft office for its building services business at 26 Finsbury Square in London.
Costain is to relocate its Manchester-based construction business to a 37,000 sq ft office at 1500 Aviator Way on Manchester Business Park.
Babergh District Council is considering plans to relocate its headquarters to a new site between Hadleigh and Needham Market, in order to combine with staff from Mid-Suffolk.
GVA is planning to relocate its London-based property services business to a 50,000 sq ft office at 10 Aldermanbury.
Johnson Fellows has acquired Salway Bradbury, the Solihull-based commercial property firm, for undisclosed terms.
Quintain is to relocate its London-based property investment office to a 14,000 sq ft unit at 42-45 Portman Square this summer.
Northsouth Communication is to create 25 new jobs at its Fife-based electrical maintenance business, having won a new contract from ScotRail.
Thorpe Whyman & Briggs has merged with Studio KMA to create a combined Oldham-based firm of architects called Two Cubed.
The Shard in London has let 170,000 sq ft of office space to Foresight Group, HCA, South Hook Gas, Mathys & Squire, Duff & Phelps and Al Jazeera.
BSW Timber is to invest £70m in the expansion of its six mills over the next five years, with the creation of 30 jobs in Carlisle and 30 jobs in Dalbeattie.
WSP, the global consulting engineer, is looking to expand its workforce from 15,000 to 20,000 over the next two years.
Thornley Groves has acquired Allison & Co, the Manchester-based property rental firm.
ABP of China is planning to set up a global headquarters for about 100 staff at Newham Dockside in London.
Norbord is planning to expand its wood panel manufacturing plant at Morayhill near Inverness, securing the future of 130 jobs.
Brockton Capital is to merge with Grantham Associates to create a combined London-based property group with 29 staff.
London Borough of Tower Hamlets is planning to relocate to a new 200,000 sq ft civic centre in Whitechapel.
Manchester Science Parks is to build a new 60,000 sq ft block called The Hub, including office and laboratory space.
Westgrove Group is planning to expand the 1,000-strong workforce at its Warrington-based office cleaning and security business with 700 new jobs over the next two years.
Oaktree Capital Management has acquired Millgate Developments, the Berkshire-based housebuilder, and will merge it with Countryside Properties.
Green Hill Construction is considering plans to develop a new chain of builders' merchants in South Wales, having just opened the first 10,000 sq ft site in Newport.
Glasgow City Council is to set up a 20,000 sq ft servicing and maintenance facility at 91 Jessie Street.
Avonside Roofing has bought the business of Driffield-based Dodds Roofing Services out of administration, securing more than 15 jobs.
Derbyshire County Council has secured government funding of £14m to expand Markham Vale business park with an additional 81 acres by 2016, with the creation of 2,000 jobs.
JPD Contracts, the Leicestershire-based kitchen installation firm, has undergone a management buy-out.
Avon Fire & Rescue is to relocate its headquarters from Bristol to Keynsham, but two fire stations in Keynsham and Brislington will close.
Ilex has unveiled proposals to redevelop the Ebrington site in Londonderry, with the creation of up to 2,400 jobs.
Terex is to create 50 new jobs at its construction equipment factory in Coventry.
Begbroke Science Park, Culham, Harwell and Oxford Bioescalator have secured government funding for a £67m investment in new business incubator centres.
Wildgoose Construction is to relocate its Derbyshire-based construction business and 62 staff to Alfreton over the next few months, with the creation of ten new jobs.
Servcorp is to set up a 12,000 sq ft serviced office at the Leadenhall Building in London.
Hamptons International has acquired Preston Bennett, the London-based residential property services firm.
Myhomemove is planning to create 200 jobs at a new property conveyancing office in Manchester over the next two years.
Bell & Webster, the Grantham-based precast concrete firm with about 50 staff, has been bought out of administration by FP McCann.
Opportunity Peterborough is in talks with an unnamed London-based company that is interested in setting up a new facility in Peterborough, with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.
Willmott Dixon is looking to create 200 new jobs at its construction operations in the West Midlands this year.
Burnley Council has selected Trebor Developments to develop a Knowledge Park on a five-acre site next to the Burnley College, which could lead to the creation of more than 250 jobs.
Allied London is planning to transform Quay House in Manchester's Spinningfields into a 19-storey 343,000 sq ft office building.
Electrum Services has bought the assets of Dudley-based building services contractor Indtherm out of administration, securing the future of 15 jobs.
Capita is to relocate more than 1,000 London-based staff to a 100,000 sq ft office at 10 Aldermanbury this year.
Terrafirma Roadways, the Abingdon-based provider of temporary roadways with annual turnover of £6m, has been acquired by US-based Newpark Mats.
Rex Procter & Partners of Leeds has merged with a former sister company in Marlow, creating a combined construction consultancy with more than 100 staff.
Monthind has secured the future of 45 Norfolk-based jobs by taking over the commercial cleaning contracts of Stulee Cleaning and Dereham General Cleaning.
Barratt Homes is planning to launch 23 new housebuilding sites in Yorkshire this year, supporting up to 2,950 jobs.
M&G Real Estate and Sterling Property Ventures have submitted plans for a new 15-storey 240,000 sq ft office building at Snow Hill in Birmingham.
Rugby Borough Council is planning a major development at the 1,168-acre BT mast site, including 6,000 homes, schools, a hotel, shops and hundreds of jobs.
GAP Group is planning to open eight tool hire depots this year, and is currently seeking 100 additional staff.
Amalgamated Construction has acquired a 10,000 sq ft warehouse on the Fairhills Industrial Estate in Irlam.
GL Hearn is to relocate its London-based property consultancy to a 9,500 sq ft office at 280 High Holborn.
Grainger is to relocate its London-based residential property offices and 100 staff to No 1 London Bridge this spring.
East Durham College has submitted plans for the £30m expansion of its Houghall agricultural college near Durham City.
Screwfix is planning to expand its Yeovil-based chain of 303 tool depots with 60 new sites.
Europa Support Services, the Manchester-based property services firm with 3,300 staff, has been acquired by Bilfinger of Germany for undisclosed terms.
Optionis, the Warrington-based support services firm with 250 staff, has undergone a management buy-out backed by MML Capital Partners.
Grafton GB has acquired MGM Timber of Oban, in order to expand its Buildbase division.
Edinmore Contracts is to expand the 97-strong workforce at its Grangemouth-based building insurance assessment firm with 30 new jobs.
Leeds Commercial has bought the assets of Shawhire, the Nottingham-based equipment rental firm.
Stobbarts, the Workington-based construction firm with 300 staff, has been acquired by US-based Jacobs Engineering.
Forest Garden Group has bought M&M Timber, the Worcestershire-based supplier of timber products.
Jones Lang LaSalle is to relocate its London headquarters to a new office for up to 900 staff at 30 Warwick Street over the next few months.
Associated Timber Services has bought the assets of North Yorkshire-based John Boddy Timber.
Smiths Gore has merged with Sale & Partners, the Northumberland-based property services firm.
Nottingham City Council is to invest £6m in the development of a creative hub on Dakeyne Street in Sneinton.