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Latest Crossrail News

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Construction chiefs rally behind Crossrail 2 as Boris urges Treasury backing

Major contractors have signed an open letter urging the government to press ahead with Crossrail 2, after Sir Merrick Cockel was appointed to lead a growth commission on the scheme.

Peter Hansford chief construction adviser

Industry slams government over axed chief construction adviser role

The construction industry has hit out at the government for its failure to properly consult with industry before axing the chief construction adviser role.

Victoria Hills chief executive Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corp

Hills to lead Old Oak regeneration

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation has named Victoria Hills as its new chief executive.

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Wates poaches Crossrail FD to take finance reins from 2016

Wates has poached Crossrail’s finance director David Allen to replace Huw Davies as chief financial officer from 2016.

Andy Mitchell chief executive Thames Tideway Tunnel

Honours: Thames Tideway CEO awarded CBE

Former Crossrail director Andy Mitchell has been awarded a CBE for his work on the £15bn project as several construction industry figures were recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours.

Features and Analysis

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    Why we must modernise muckaway

    With muckaway market demand set to grow significantly over the next three years and EU emissions targets looming, there is a growing need for construction firms to increase the speed and sustainability of their muckaway services.

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    Supply Chain Excellence

    Engaging supply chains is of huge importance as the recovery develops and these six companies have shown how best to form effective relationships.

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    BIM Initiative of the Year

    These entries form the vanguard of construction technology, taking in university labs, virtual hospitals and motorway improvements.

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    Project of the Year (over £50m)

    This category celebrates some of the largest projects from the past 12 months, including railway hubs, airport terminals, town halls and power stations.

  • Mark Cowland EC Harris

    The next government must think beyond the tracks

    Mark Cowlard looks at the factors that make rail one of the strongest sectors to be working in today.

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    Crossrail and Thameslink drive demand for skilled rail workers

    Major schemes and the move into Network Rail’s CP5 are increasing demand for skilled rail workers, particularly in signalling and electrification. But with HS2 fast approaching, what are the implications for contractors working on Network Rail projects?

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    Project of the Year (subcontract over £2m)

    Equine sculptures, high-rise demolition, railway stations, and research facilities: the Project of the Year (over £2m) features all of this, and more.

  • Siltbuster Wimbleball Dam

    Equipment Supplier of the Year

    Plant and equipment enables contractors to do their jobs – here are the best suppliers in 2015.

  • Cambridge Centre for Infrastructure and Construction

    Business Innovation of the Year

    Connections, digital montioring, asphalt, energy management and ducting: the varied business innovations of the year.

  • CN 15 for 2015

    15 people to watch in 2015

    2015 will be a massive year for construction, with an election in May adding to the challenges of recovery. So who will have the biggest impact on the industry?

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    Rail

    Rail engineers are already looking beyond HS2 to HS3 or ‘One North’, the transport plan developed by England’s northern cities to connect to each other.

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    Politics: Westminster dresses for battle

    For politicians, 2014 was the year when the impulse to pick up a hard hat was overwhelming. Construction sites were in fashion, and housing and major infrastructure were its biggest trends.

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    What makes a good merger: lessons from industry M&A

    Mergers and acquisitions have dominated recent headlines, with the Balfour-Carillion saga in particular capturing the industry’s attention. But why did that deal fail and what must CEOs consider when looking to take over rival firms?

  • Lakesmere Heathrow Terminal 2 roof

    Awards success should breed motivation, not complacency

    Over the years, Lakesmere Group has been delighted to enjoy success at the Construction News Specialists Awards, having previously won five times across four different categories as well as being the first ever winner of the Business Growth Award.

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    Housing zones: London opens doors to huge contractor opportunities

    London housing zones have the potential to provide thousands of new homes and unlock billions of pounds of development. So what do contractors need to know to get a slice of the action?

Latest Crossrail News

Watch: Crossrail tunnelling under London comes to an end Video

After beginning in May 2012, tunnelling machine Victoria reached Farringdon on 4 June to complete its three-year marathon.

We did it: #loveLIVES campaign raises £400,000 in 50 days

The #loveLIVES campaign has reached its target, raising an incredible £400,000 in 50 days to save Building Lives and the future of budding London apprentices.

Watch: Developers urge politicians to ‘get on with Crossrail 2’ Video

Four major developers have urged politicians to “get on with Crossrail 2” to aid development in the capital.

Extended Right to Buy centrepiece of Tory manifesto

The Conservative Party has pledged to extend the Right to Buy to all housing association tenants and create a £1bn brownfield fund for new housing, if it wins the general election.

Crossrail Hayes and Harlington station gets green light

Hillingdon Council has approved plans for the redevelopment of Hayes and Harlington station as part of the Crossrail programme.

Revealed: Construction News Awards 2015 finalists announced

Construction News today reveals the finalists for the 2015 Construction News Awards, the industry’s biggest awards event.

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