Construction News

Construction News
Categories Construction
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 7,926
Publisher EMAP Publishing Ltd
Founder Alsager Hay Hill
First issue 30 August 1871
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Construction News is a weekly publication, plus digital and events services, primarily targeting the United Kingdom construction industry.


The magazine was first published as Labour News on 30 August 1871, having been founded by Victorian reformer Alsager Hay Hill to try to ease the blight of unemployment by printing information about job vacancies.[1] It became Construction and Labour News on 14 March 1963, and just over a year later (9 April 1964) was first published under its current title.[1]

Prior to its acquisition for £7.6m by Emap in August 1995, Construction News and its related media interests was owned by the Thomson Corporation.[2][3] At that time, the publication had a paid-for circulation of 30,000 and had a 1994 turnover of £4.0m.

According to ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations), the magazine's circulation for the year ending 30 June 2013, was 9,110.[4] In the year to June 2015, this figure was 7,926.[5]

Construction News' website, CNplus, was launched in 2002, and the title's digital publishing and event activities gradually expanded. In October 2015, Emap announced it was to stop producing print editions and that, over the next 12-18 months, all titles, including Construction News, would become digital only.[6]

The current editor of Construction News is Rebecca Evans.


  1. 1 2 "History in the making". Construction News. 5 September 1996. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  2. Emap buys Construction News, Construction News (10 August 1995). Retrieved: 20 February 2015.
  3. "Emap acquisitions". Mediatel Newsline. 7 August 1995. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  4. ABC Website
  5. Construction News. ABC. Retrieved: 3 September 2015.
  6. Sweney, Mark (5 October 2015). "Emap brand to be scrapped as all its titles move digital-only". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 October 2015.

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