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Lucy Alderson

Lucy Alderson

Lucy is features writer at Construction News.

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020 3953 2814


  • Drylining HMP Brixton prison prisoners

    Ex-offenders: The solution to the skills crisis?Subscription

    23 October, 2018

    The Ministry of Justice wants ex-offenders to enter construction as it tries to reduce re-offending rates. But what exactly is being done and can it be successful? Lucy Alderson visits HMP Brixton to find out more

  • Prison seeks partner for HS2 rail training facility

    Prison targets HS2 with inmate training facilitySubscription

    23 October, 2018

    HMP Brixton is “actively seeking” a partner to set up a facility in the prison grounds that could be used to train offenders to work on projects such as HS2 after release.

  • Painting HMP Brixton prison prisoners

    Could construction save the government £15bn?Subscription

    22 October, 2018Comments (1)

    Every year, re-offending criminals cost the government around £15bn.

  • London Road Fire Station Manchester Allied London CGI 2

    Booming Manchester: 5 projects to watchSubscription

    19 October, 2018

    Manchester is providing a wealth of work for contractors to target – but who is already working on the city’s biggest schemes and which jobs should companies keep an eye on? 

  • Inspire Me Birmingham workshop

    Real solutions to the gender shortfallSubscription

    18 October, 2018

    VolkerWessels UK chief finance officer Naomi Connell knows a thing or two about challenging working environments.

  • Mace N06 East Village Get Living DV4 Qatari Diar APG Oxford Properties view from QEOP

    Mace awards £24m facade deal on £180m East VillageSubscription

    16 October, 2018

    Turkish facade specialist Metal Yapi has scooped a £24m contract for facade work on Mace’s £180m East Village N06 scheme in Stratford.

  • The Timber Yard Galliard Homes Apsley House Birmingham main tower day

    Galliard Homes JV in £500m Birmingham housing driveSubscription

    15 October, 2018

    Galliard Homes has launched a £500m Birmingham housing programme in partnership with Apsley House Capital.

  • CCS launches drugs and alcohol programme

    CCS launches drugs and alcohol programmeSubscription

    12 October, 2018

    The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched a new online course for contractors to become more informed about drugs and alcohol across the industry.

  • Alcohol pint drink drinking pub beer lager booze ING 33594 120243

    We're in the dark on drugs and alcoholSubscription

    11 October, 2018Comments (1)

    It’s baffling that there is only one piece of major research into how drugs and alcohol is affecting the construction industry – and even that report is more than two years old.

  • Drugs illegal cocaine heroin pills cannabis ING 33594 180901 2

    Drugs and alcohol: What's happening on site?Subscription

    11 October, 2018Comments (2)

    A third of construction operatives have seen someone under the influence on site. Lucy Alderson speaks to workers and experts to identify where enforcement is falling short and assess the scale of the problem.

All by Lucy Alderson