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Crown House Engineering has won the Building Services 2001 trophy for Major Project of the Year for providing mechanical services at London's Portcullis House, which accommodates 200 MPs and staff.

Profits at Weeks Group plc are up 13% to £17.3M.

Contractor Skanska is to be grouped into three separate business areas - the UK, World Markets and Asia. David Fison will head up World Markets and Asia continues to report to chief executive Keith Clarke.

New directors Andy Sturgess, Peter Coote, Alan Tweedle and Mike Putnam will form the Skanska UK management board.

English Heritage has welcomed plans to redevelop the 1930s Lots Road power station in west London into a mixed use residential and office building and build two tall buildings on the site, provided the original control room can be retained. It said that the development would enhance river views and the skyline without damaging the historic environment. It rejected plans for a 306m tower at London Bridge saying that it would be 'inappropriate and unsympathetic to the character of Southwark and two protected strategic views of St Paul's cathedral'. The proposals were assessed using Guidance on Tall Buildings launched jointly with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment last month.

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