Total construction output in the year to the second quarter of 2002 rose by 7%, compared to the previous 12 months, according to Department of Trade & Industry figures.
Amec has been awarded a three year contract to provide all the facilities management at BNFL's world headquarters in Warrington.
Storms in south east France on Monday night caused a series of major floods in the areas around Nimes and Orange. Autoroutes and rail lines were submerged and 1,000 people had to leave their homes. Twenty people are thought to have died.