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Sir David Higgins: 'HS3 can be built simultaneously with HS2'

Sir David Higgins has insisted that High Speed 3 can be built alongside existing plans for High Speed 2.

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London mayor reveals preferred route for £20bn Crossrail 2

London transport authorities have revealed a preferred route for Crossrail 2, as mayor of London Boris Johnson labelled the scheme “vital” for the capital.

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Labour would ‘think innovatively’ about infrastructure finance

Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh has said a Labour government would find new ways to finance “vital” infrastructure projects.

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Industry prompts HS2 shake-up of first phase works packages

High Speed 2 has revised the value of its first phase construction packages following feedback from UK construction firms, with more than £1bn added to the value of surface route works deals.

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Four new London river crossings needed for growth, Adonis urges

A new report has called for four new river crossings to be built in East London to unlock economic development and new homes.

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Laing O’Rourke worker dies at Heathrow

A Laing O’Rourke worker has died after being hit by a lorry at a construction site at Heathrow Airport this morning.

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Highways contractors continue to hire as output rises

Roads output is growing strongly once again having crashed during the downturn and recruitment and salaries are increasing to keep pace with demand

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Heathrow redesign drives efficiencies at T2 car park

When Laing O’Rourke was appointed to build Heathrow Terminal 2’s new car park, a design revision called for modular construction. A challenging design prompted Bison Manufacturing to produce the thinnest precast concrete plank yet made in the UK.

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Network Rail can take the lead on standards

Mark Carne has come in with high aspirations and plans to challenge the status quo.

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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?

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