Latest Crossrail News
Skills minister Nick Boles has announced the government will invest £1.1m in tunnelling and underground construction to help the sector grow.
Transport for London has appointed four major consulting groups to develop further plans for its proposed Crossrail 2 scheme.
London Underground has appointed Costain and Skanska to deliver a £55m tunnel to link the new Crossrail station to the Bakerloo line platforms at Paddington.
London should be given greater executive powers in order to deliver long-term infrastructure projects and address the housing shortage, according to a new report from a business lobbying group.
Construction News reveals the most read news stories during 2014.
Features and Analysis
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
Capturing the rise in capital values of existing residential and commercial developments could fund transport infrastructure improvements.
Contractor Lakesmere sets out how innovation and adaptability are essential when working in the sector.
A new sustainable piling technique is being trialled on a Crossrail job in west London with the hope that wider use will ensure work keeps to its challenging schedule.
A friend once told me I dressed like I’d gone through charity shop rejects – and done it in the dark.
All the finalists in this category have shown a commitment to working with their supply chain, developing good working relationships to the benefit of everyone involved in a project.
Safety is the number one value for everyone working on Crossrail and we set the most stringent safety requirements in the industry.
Latest Crossrail News
Tottenham MP and potential Labour candidate to be the next mayor of London David Lammy has criticised the chancellor’s Autumn Statement for not doing more to support housebuilding and provide the “catalytic public sector investment” needed to address London’s housing shortage.
New images have been released to mark the milestone that Crossrail is now 60 per cent complete.
A new report published by PwC has estimated the cost of the Crossrail 2 project at £27.5bn, around £6.6bn higher than estimated in 2012.
The first track to be used by Crossrail trains has been laid on the new Stockley Flyover in west London.
The government has relaunched its Building Britain social media campaign to highlight the construction industry’s contribution to the UK’s economic growth.
Sir David Higgins has insisted that High Speed 3 can be built alongside existing plans for High Speed 2.