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HB Reavis secures Farringdon station dealSubscription
HB Reavis has secured a deal with Transport for London to deliver a major mixed-use development above Farringdon station.
HS2: Balfour Beatty Vinci hires ex-Carillion MDSubscription
Former Carillion MD for infrastructure Mark Davies has been appointed as managing director for Balfour Beatty Vinci’s HS2 joint venture.
Amey wins HS2 substation dealSubscription
Amey has landed a contract to build new substations to support construction of HS2’s central section.
Crossrail 2: Businesses draw up funding planSubscription
London can find the £15bn it needs to fund Crossrail 2’s construction through a combination of fare rises, council tax hikes and business rate uplifts, a major business group has said.
Amey provision drags down Ferrovial profitSubscription
Ferrovial slumped to a £46m loss in the first half of 2018 following Amey’s provision for its Birmingham roads deal, according to its interim results.
Features and analysis
There’s no next-day delivery option for major infrastructure projects, but the construction industry would do well to take notes from the e-commerce boom.
When new recommendations for transport infrastructure emerge, one of the first questions asked is: how much will they cost?
It has been more than a year since Chris Grayling gave his “public backing” to Crossrail 2.
“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.
Mott MacDonald and VolkerFitzpatrick faced the task of revamping a busy station to reflect east London’s chemical history – while also keeping to extremely tight timescales. Lucy Alderson takes a look.
The government’s infrastructure advisory body today called for £30bn to be invested every year in improving UK infrastructure through to 2050.
Last week parliament’s transport select committee published a report following its inquiry into rail infrastructure investment, with two key outputs for rail suppliers.
It’s not often that Network Rail is singled out for praise.
There’s a change in the air for the engineering sector.
Few people fully realise the importance of concrete to Crossrail and how the £14.8bn project has pushed the boundaries of what the material can do.
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.
Network Rail’s CP6 programme is looming into view while several CP5 projects continue to hog the headlines. Lucy Alderson looks at the latest developments on five of the most high-profile schemes.
Network Rail’s plan to boost private funding is struggling to get off the ground. Binyamin Ali examines both the obstacles to success and the examples that give cause for optimism
The UK’s railways are on the brink of a major transformation in the way they are managed, operated and maintained.
On Monday Construction News was invited to a briefing from Network Rail boss Mark Carne.
Following Mark Carne’s announcement that he will be retiring later this year, CN assesses the biggest obstacles his successor will need to tackle during CP6 and beyond.
Mayor demands Crossrail 2 and Bakerloo investment Subscription
Crossrail appoints new board membersSubscription
HS2 swoops for Crossrail chairman Subscription
Murphy’s profit margin halves to 1.7% for 2017Subscription
HS2 pledges UK's 'largest ever' green corridorSubscription
Race begins for £5bn Network Rail frameworkSubscription