Features and Analysis
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.
‘We think 2018 will be steady, but with HS2 it’s going to be much busier in 2019.’
Our top 10 features of the year look at major projects, the collapse of Lakesmere, the UK’s biggest contractors and some innovative materials.
Leaders from Laing O’Rourke, HS2 and Network Rail have been among CN’s most popular interviewees in 2017.
With Construction News revealing the shake-up of bidders vying for the massive HS2 London stations contracts, Jack Simpson takes a look at the relevant experience of the joint ventures targeting a share of the £3bn station prize.
HS2’s London station contracts have attracted several of the industry’s biggest names, as exclusively revealed by Construction News today.
Our 10 most-read news stories of the year included contract wins, corruption scandals, administrations and one sad, untimely death.
Construction is an industry full of characters – these are the 15 people to keep an eye on in 2018.
HS2 phase one central programme boss Mike Hickson lifts the lid on what comes next now £6.6bn of contracts have been agreed and hits back at concerns over Carillion.
What defines a sleeping giant?
This week marks 10 years since the opening of Britain’s first high-speed railway. What lessons does it offer as construction begins on its second?
Spanish giant claims to be the world’s first global carbon-neutral construction company. So what did it take?
Morgan Sindall has been forced off the summit of the annual contractor rankings after 11 consecutive periods, as HS2’s huge civils deals gave Balfour Beatty the monthly league title.
News of the contractor wins for the early phase HS2 works is welcome and will inject some much-needed confidence into our industry after a period of continued turbulence and uncertainty.
So there we have it, the government has finally awarded its seven civils packages for phase one of the HS2 line.
The government revised its plans for the £55.7bn HS2 rail line in November. The news was bittersweet.
Firms picked for HS2 station design contractsSubscription
HS2 opens bids for £1.9bn services contractsSubscription
Minister shifts blame for Carillion collapseSubscription
HS2 poaches Highways England procurement chiefSubscription
Carillion: HS2 partners have plan in placeSubscription
Atkins appoints new CEO for UK and EuropeSubscription