Features and Analysis
Our list of 10 projects to watch this year include football stadiums (again), large commercial schemes and two of the largest infrastructure schemes in the country – all challenging in their different ways and worth keeping a close eye on as 2019 unfolds.
Construction News takes a tour of a mega-project with HS2 Old Oak Common project director Matthew Botelle to find out how it will be built.
I’ll admit it: watching on as the reportedly outgoing Crossrail and HS2 chairman Sir Terry Morgan attempts to settle scores with his employers has been riveting.
The construction industry is divided into two groups of people.
Ask the general public about HS2 and one of the recurring themes that emerges is confusion.
Attitudes to health and safety in the construction sector have evolved a lot over the years.
In October last year, the National College for High Speed Rail opened its new Birmingham and Doncaster campuses with a great deal of fanfare.
The National College for High Speed Rail opened two sites 12 months ago. One year on, funding and student shortfalls have raised questions about its viability.
People say no news is good news. What HS2 wouldn’t give for even a few weeks of no news.
As the client behind the £55.7bn line approaches its 10th birthday, CN looks at the major pressure points the line has faced on the road to main construction.
The first half of 2018 was split into two contrasting quarters.
Highways England’s national resurfacing deal gave Tarmac victory in the monthly league and produced a distorted August top 50 for the second year running.
Crossrail’s opening could be pushed back by almost a year as the scheme’s central section continues to struggle with rising costs and delays.
“The challenge for the next 12 months is improving the public image,” HS2 chief executive Mark Thurston told me when I interviewed him back in March.
Exclusive: Conflicts of interest, audit scandals, Carillion: HS2’s chief executive has endured a tough first 12 months in the job. In his first full interview since taking over, Mark Thurston reveals what he has learned.
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