Construction minister Nick Boles has said it would be a “historic error” to fail to back HS2 or to make “huge” investments in London’s infrastructure before improving transport links in the North.
King’s Cross developer Argent is considering moving away from its 20-year old tradition of using just the same three key contractors, its partner Nick Searl has told Construction News.
Sir David Higgins has insisted that High Speed 3 can be built alongside existing plans for High Speed 2.
The soaring cost of the firm’s contract to strengthen the Olympic Stadium’s roof is a case of history repeating, but does Balfour face the same risks as those of previous stadia deals?
Contractor is delivering Hilton hotels and high-end apartments at serious speed in spite of a whopping 20 m level difference and plenty of south coast sand.
Morgan Sindall is overcoming complex requirements and clusters of sinkholes to deliver a new building for the UEA that’s on course for both Passivhaus certification and BREEAM Outstanding.
With a major EU hurdle cleared last week, we look at the state of play both on the ground at Hinkley Point C and at the other sites set for new nuclear.
Each year thousands of people are released from prison having completed their sentence and many more individuals receive convictions that result in court fines or community sentences.
It’s an encouraging time to be in construction but fundamental problems must be tackled, according to six of the sector’s top chief executives as they debated crucial industry challenges at the Construction News Summit.
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Engineers took advantage of the extra hour as the clocks went back last week to install a new signal gantry at London Bridge, in the shadow of the Shard.
The effectiveness of dredging the Rivers Tone and Parrett in flood-hit Somerset may have been open to debate, but the skill of those involved in the work is not.
Crossrail’s train tunnels in Docklands and South-east London are now structurally complete, following the breakthrough by tunnel boring machine Ellie at Victoria Dock Portal in East London.
ISG has been appointed to deliver a £24m restoration of the Temperate House at Kew Gardens and two new leisure centres for Walsall Council also worth £24m.
New research has been published this week aimed at challenging the idea that building sustainably has to be expensive.
Ed Miliband has launched a fresh attack on homebuilders who sit on land, pledging to “break up the power of the big developers” and “make them do their bit”.
A fire ripped through Eastbourne Pier on Wednesday, destroying one third of the historic structure.
The Labour Party has outlined proposals for its Help to Build scheme today, to boost small housebuilders’ access to finance.
The three southern cooling towers of Didcot A Power Station were demolished in the early hours of Sunday morning.
There were nine profit warnings from six construction companies in the first three quarters of 2014, more than there were in the whole of 2013.
Morgan Sindall managing director Graham Shennan has departed the business, Construction News can reveal.
Balfour Beatty shareholders have approved the sale of Parsons Brinckerhoff to WSP Global at its general meeting today.
McLaren has announced the appointment of two regional directors to manage the London region as managing director Graham Sturge takes personal leave.
Speller Metcalfe has been awarded the £22m contract to redevelop Stratford Hospital in the Midlands.
Major commercial developer Argent has said that residential will be a “significant” part of its future pipeline, according to its partner Nick Searl who was speaking at the Construction News Summit 2014.
Construction in Manchester is continuing to recover, with projects under construction growing 10 per cent in the past year.
Three contractors have been shortlisted for Land Securities’ £230m revamp of the Buchanan Galleries shopping centre in Glasgow.
Barr Construction has been awarded the contract to build a new £30m retail and leisure park in Middlesbrough.
The UK construction industry needs to “learn lessons from elsewhere in the world” where new design and construction techniques have helped build high-speed rail quicker and cheaper, according to HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins.
More than £100bn-worth of investment will flow into the UK by 2025, creating opportunities for joint ventures and strategic partnerships between UK and Chinese construction firms, according to new research.
Business leaders from Manchester, Birmingham and Scotland have backed increased spending powers for local authorities.