McAlpine wins contract for the peninsula London hotel

Sir Robert McAlpine is understood to have won the contract to build the new Peninsula London hotel on the prestigious Hyde Park corner. The plans from joint developers Grosvenor and Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels indicate replacing the existing 1950s and 1960s office block with a £500million luxury hotel and top-end apartments. The developers aim … Read more


Haringey Council has announced the six shortlisted companies for the £450millions High Road West scheme. This project aims to provide the residents of Tottenham with more than 1,400 new homes and a major new public square. The shortlisted companies are: Barratt Developments; Countryside Properties; Lendlease Development; Linkcity (Bouygues); Stanhope, and Taylor Wimpey. A final decision … Read more

Smart procurement could save UK SMEs £106 billion

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK could be saving £106bn through smarter procurement, according to research. The chief procurement officer (CPO) has never wielded more power. Pressure on profits and increasing risk has meant that CPOs have to be innovative, productive and competitive. According to research, 11% of senior business decision makers thought … Read more