Costain ends year on track

Costain said yesterday that it finished the year strongly and has an order book worth £2.5bn. The civil engineering group said it had targeted major public and private sector customers and secured significant new contracts during the year, including the London Bridge Station redevelopment for Network Rail and Crossrail Paddington Station. The company increased its banking facilities by £30m to £465m and extended by two years to September 2015.