Issue : 09 July 2009
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Tube Lines cuts tube bid to £6.7bnSubscription
Tube Lines has shaved “half a billion pounds” off its £7.2 billion proposal to maintain three of London’s underground lines but warned the time to screw down the price is over.
Ashford collapse leaves jobs up for grabsSubscription
Tens of millions of pounds of construction contracts are up for grabs after Birmingham-based Ashford Construction went into administration.
Harrow counts cost of stalled collegeSubscription
The failure of the Learning and Skills Council to cough up cash for a £140 million college refurbishment in Harrow, north London, has scuppered at least £150m worth of additional redevelopment.
Firms eye multi-billion pound Chinese marketSubscription
China is emerging as a key prospect for rail infrastructure projects, with 42,000 km of tracks slated for construction over the next 10 years.
The chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority has said that a possible redesign of the stadium for the London 2012 Olympic Games to retain it as a permanent 80,000-seater venue would not increase construction costs or cause delays ahead of the Games.
Mott Macdonald awaits Iraq rulingSubscription
Engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald has defended accusations that it put employees working on the reconstruction effort in Iraq at risk, claiming “there is no evidence to prove” construction workers in Iraq are safer travelling in armoured cars than in ordinary vehicles.
Raise the roofSubscription
Roofing contractor BriggsAmasco is on track to complete a £5 million contract to build the roof for Union Square – Hammerson’s £250m retail and leisure development in the heart of Aberdeen City Centre – by the end of July.
Costain, Ferrovial, Balfour Beatty and Atkins among the firms working to secure NI roads job
Willmott Dixon and Arup sued over flooded labsSubscription
The Imperial Cancer Research Fund and Cancer Research UK are suing Willmott Dixon Construction and consultancy group Arup over “severe leaks” found in one of their laboratories in Hertfordshire.
The refurbishment of The Berners Hotel in central London has hit the skids in recent weeks after a multi-million pound payment row broke out between the venue owner and contractor Shepherd Construction.