Green light for Reading station redevelopment

Plans to redevelop Reading station and the surrounding railway took a significant step forward this week as Reading Borough Council granted approval for the station element of the scheme.

Balfour Beatty lands Network Rail Crossrail deal

Balfour Beatty Rail has been awarded a contract with Network Rail for Crossrail works.

Green light for £60m Nottingham railway station revamp

Plans for a £60m revamp of Nottingham railway station have been given the go ahead by Transport minister Norman Baker.

Final leg of London Overground's upgrade to be completed

Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail (NR) today announced the final phases of re-signalling work on the London Overground network.

Three take Tyne & Wear metro

Three contractors have been selected to carry out £25m-worth of embankment and structures work on the Tyne & Wear metro three-year framework deal.

Crossrail unveils shortlist for Connaught Tunnel and Pudding Mill Lane

Crossrail today announced the shortlist for the refurbishment of the Connaught Tunnel, a major part of the Abbey Wood branch, and the Pudding Mill Lane Tunnel Portal.

Network Rail submits Crossrail plans

Network Rail has today confirmed it had successfully delivered another important piece of work on the Crossrail project – the key date 1 submission – ahead of schedule. This contains the detailed costs and plans for designing, developing and delivering the above ground parts of the Crossrail project.

Kier wins a £125m tunnelling deal in Hong Kong

Kier Construction has been awarded a £125m tunnelling contract by the MTR Corporation in Hong Kong as part of a three-way joint venture.

Balfour Beatty JV takes £238m Chinese rail deal

Balfour Beatty joint venture Gammon Construction has won 50% of a £238m rail contract in Hong Kong.

Balfour Beatty closes Denver deal

Balfour Beatty has announced that the Denver Transit Partners (DTP) has reached financial close for the design, build, finance and operation of the Eagle P3 commuter rail project in the Denver metropolitan area of the United States for the Denver Regional Transport District.

Network Rail awards contracts for Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvements Programme

Network Rail has awarded £10m-worth of contracts as work on a new, £1bn programme to enhance rail services and infrastructure in Scotland’s central belt gets underway.

Kent International Gateway plans refused

Plans to build a road-to-rail freight depot in the Kent countryside have been rejected by the Government.

Costain/Laing O'Rourke take £300m Bond Street Tube station

Transport for London has announced the award of the £300m Bond Street tube station upgrade to Costain Laing O'Rourke JV.

Agreement signed for Cambridge station revamp

Network Rail has signed an agreement with developer Brookgate which will see Cambridge station revamped as part of a £850m plan to regenerate the centre of the city.

£500m for new Metrolink lines

Leaders of Greater Manchester's 10 local authorities have confirmed funding of £500m from the Greater Manchester Transport Fund to deliver three newMetrolink lines in the region.

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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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