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Balfour renews £220m London Tube track upkeep

Balfour renews £220m London Tube track upkeep

14/02/19

London Underground has selected Balfour Beatty to deliver £220m worth of track renewals over the next four years. Balfour will start delivering all aspects of track renewal work from April – including track, points and crossings, and trackside drainage. The contract will start in April 2019 and last for four years, with an option included […]

Fears grow over future of HS2

Fears grow over future of HS2

11/02/19

Rising costs are fuelling growing political opposition to the £56bn HS2 rail link. The project will come under the spotlight tonight in a Channel 4 Dispatches programme called The Great Train Robbery. Senior ministers have told the show that the link might only ever go as far as Birmingham as a poll revealed commuters want cash […]

£2.3bn London HS2 station contracts awarded

£2.3bn London HS2 station contracts awarded

06/02/19

HS2 has named its preferred construction partners to deliver its two major station projects in London. A joint venture between Mace and Dragados has beaten rival bidder Costain/Skanska to secure Euston station with a bid of around £1.3bn, which is below the original project estimate of £1.65bn. Eleven new platforms for HS2 will be built […]

Manchester building boom outstrips LA and Chicago

Manchester building boom outstrips LA and Chicago

05/02/19

England’s big three regional cities are shrugging off Brexit worries and enjoyed bumper construction growth last year driven by city centre residential and office schemes. Manchester’s construction boom is not only pushing the skyline to new heights but now outstrips construction project numbers in Los Angeles and Chicago, according to the latest Deloitte Crane Survey. […]

Two alliances set for £5bn railway work bonanza

Two alliances set for £5bn railway work bonanza

30/01/19

Network Rail has named its preferred alliances to deliver track and rail system renewals and improvements in Scotland and the South of England, worth an estimated £5bn. Colas Rail and AECOM will work with Network Rail across the south of England, while a three-way joint venture of Babcock Rail, Arup and Arcadis will deliver upgrades […]

Commercial and industrial activity stagnates

Commercial and industrial activity stagnates

24/01/19

Growth in workloads within the commercial and industrial segments has come to a standstill for the first time in six years. The latest RICS Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey points to a broad-based slowdown in the pace of output growth as political uncertainty takes its toll. Results from the final quarter survey last year indicate workloads moderated […]

Galliard and O’Shea team up for £130m Nine Elms scheme

Galliard and O’Shea team up for £130m Nine Elms scheme

18/01/19

Galliard Homes has bought the third of seven plots on the former Royal Mail site in Vauxhall, South London. The house builder is paying £22.2m for the 0.9 acre Nine Elms Park plot, which it aims to develop in partnership with property and construction group  O’Shea. The £130m scheme will consist of around 262 flats, of which a quarter will be affordable housing. […]

Skanska Costain JV starts Euston Station HS2 demolition works

Skanska Costain JV starts Euston Station HS2 demolition works

15/01/19

A Skanska Costain joint venture is pressing ahead with demolition works to pave the way for the vast HS2 station project. Demoltion contractor McGee has just erected the first tower crane to start dismantling two multi-storey office buildings – One Euston Square and Grant Thornton House – which stand above the entrance and exit to Euston’s […]

BAM Farrans JV wins £120m Great Yarmouth bridge

BAM Farrans JV wins £120m Great Yarmouth bridge

11/01/19

Norfolk County Council has awarded the contract for Great Yarmouth’s Third River Crossing to a BAM Farrans joint venture. BAM Nuttall and Farrans Construction are joining forces to work on the final design and construction of the lifting bridge creating a more direct link between the western and eastern parts of the East Norfolk coastal town. […]

Mace lands £150m Stansted Airport terminal

Mace lands £150m Stansted Airport terminal

08/01/19

London Stansted has appointed Mace as the main contractor for the construction of its new £150m arrivals terminal. Work on the 39,000 square metre terminal is due to start this spring and is scheduled for completion in autumn 2020. The terminal is the flagship project in the airport’s £600m transformation, which will support its future […]

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