China South Rail buys UK maritime engineering firm

A subsidiary of train maker China South Rail has bought a UK manufacturer of ocean engineering products, Specialist Machine Developments (SMD).

House prices surge near Crossrail stations by up to 82%

Property prices within 10-minute walk from Crossrail stations have risen even faster than average property prices in London

London's blackout: Underground fire in West End leaves 5,000 homes and businesses in darkness

2,000 workers fled offices in Holborn after thick black smoke was seenbillowing up from manhole cover

London high-rise construction sites soar 56%

The number of high-rise buildings under construction in the capital has rocketed from 45 to 70 projects in a year as developers seek to cash in on housing demand.

Balfour Beatty construction arm makes £391m loss

Balfour Beatty has revealed the full scale of its UK construction problems as the division racked-up a total trading loss of £391m last year.

Engineering delivers £280bn in added value to UK economy a year

Call for support for engineering research as study reveals huge contribution the sector makes to Britain's economy

Winners named for £2.3bn London Super Sewer

Thames Tideway Tunnel project chiefs have picked the preferred construction consortia to drive three major tunnel sections of the London Super Sewer.

Huge rise in number of London-based engineering firms

The number of engineering companies in London grew by more than 16% last year, research has revealed.

London is the most expensive place in the world for construction, survey suggests

Construction costs in central London are higher than any other place in the world, according to a study of more than 40 countries by global consultancy Arcadis.

£200m London City Airport expansion set for takeoff

Plans to expand London City Airport have been given the go-ahead clearing the way for a £200m investment.

Construction growth speeds up to keep economic recovery bubbling

Data pointed to a "robust and accelerated expansion of overall business activity" in the construction sector