This week has seen big numbers underpin delays to Crossrail, transfers of Carillion deals and Balfour road wins.
21 km – Delayed Crossrail section
Crossrail revealed it needed extra time to complete the section’s final infrastructure and finish the testing required. Last month rail minister Jo Johnson revealed that Crossrail’s funding envelope would be increased to £15.4bn, up from the £14.8bn previously set aside.
50 – Storeys of new City tower
CN understands Lendlease, Mace and Sir Robert McAlpine are the three firms left battling it out for the contract to build the tower at 6-8 Bishopsgate. The new tower in the City of London is being developed by Mitsubishi Estate London in partnership with Stanhope, the scheme’s development manager.
62% – Specialists seeing material hikes
Nearly two-thirds of specialists saw an increase in material costs in Q2 compared with Q1. The Building Engineering Business Survey, conducted by four specialist trade bodies, also found that nearly half (45 per cent) reported an increase in labour costs for the second quarter.
49,000 – MoD homes Amey has taken on
Amey confirmed this week it had now taken full control of the MoD’s Regional Prime and National Housing Prime contracts, protecting 4,000 jobs both directly and through the supply chain. CarillionAmey won the deal in 2014, and was also the contractor behind the £152m Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Prime deal.
9.5 km – Balfour’s dualling win
Balfour Beatty was chosen ahead of three other shortlisted bidders: Dragados SA, Wills Bros Civil Engineering and a joint venture between Farrans Construction and Roadbridge. The procurement is now in a standstill period and will be officially awarded in the next two weeks.