Crossrail

Crossrail Anglia collaboration leads to isolation split innovation

An integrated Crossrail team has come up with an innovative solution to the problem of moving equipment between work sites.

Updated Crossrail 2 route protected from conflicting development

The government has updated plans to protect the proposed route for Crossrail 2 from conflicting development.

Government and industry creating pipeline of growth for underground construction

£1.1 million of government funding has been invested in underground construction and tunnelling to match £1.7 million of industry investment to help create a legacy of engineering jobs and skills from major projects including the Crossrail development.

Transport secretary congratulates 400th Crossrail apprentice

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited Crossrail’s Bond Street site to congratulate the 400th apprentice appointed to work on the project.

Costain Skanska JV wins £40M Paddington Underground contract

Costain, in joint venture (JV) with Skanska UK, has won the contract to create an underground link between Paddington Station’s Crossrail and Bakerloo Line platforms for London Underground Limited (LUL). The contract is worth approximately £20m to the Costain Group.

Atkins named as route developer for Crossrail 2 programme

Transport for London has appointed Atkins as part of one of the major consulting groups tasked with developing the detailed plans for Crossrail 2, the proposed major new rail line which would deliver much needed extra transport capacity in the capital.

Crossrail Project encourages property boom across South East England

With Crossrail due to open in four years’ time, property prices across the route in the South East of England are already increasing.

Balfour to build Crossrail's new Woolwich station

Balfour Beatty has won a £70 million contract to complete and fit-out the new Crossrail station at Woolwich.

Construction firms celebrate boom in infrastructure projects

Some of Britain’s biggest construction firms have joined a digital celebration of the hundreds of infrastructure projects creating jobs and growth across the country.

UCATT demands change of culture following leaked crossrail safety report

Construction union UCATT are stepping up pressure to improve safety with Crossrail and their contractor (Balfour Beatty Morgan Vinci) BBMV following the leaking of a report into safety on Crossrail.

New report highlights crossrail development opportunities

A new report has shown that Crossrail development opportunities exist both in and beyond central London, provided communities are ready to act on the project's regeneration potential.

Huge jump in demand for engineering contractors as result of government investment

The number of engineering contractors working on railway services has shot up as a result of government investment in projects such as Crossrail, according to new research by giant group.

Innovation brings benefits to Paddington

The Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) working on the new Crossrail Paddington Station in central London has embraced a culture of innovation.

Crossrail tunnelling three-quarters complete

Crossrail says its tunnelling operation is now three-quarters complete, after one of its five remaining tunnelling machines completed boring into Whitechapel Station last week.

Crossrail to extend to Reading

Crossrail is to be extended as far as Reading under new plans unveiled by the Department of Transport and Transport for London (TfL).

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Features

2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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