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Brent Cross Cricklewood Barnet

Planning granted for major Brent Cross regeneration

New planning consent has been granted for a major regeneration project at Brent Cross Cricklewood in north London.

Sir John Armitt vs George Osborne

Sir John Armitt: HS3 an 'inspired idea' but needs 'real analysis'

UK infrastructure planning requires a more “methodical approach” rather than presenting schemes such as High Speed 3 “without any real background analysis”, according to Sir John Armitt.

Colin Matthews non-executive chairman Highways Agency

Highways Agency appoints ex-Heathrow chief as new chairman

The Highways Agency has appointed former Heathrow Airports Holdings chief executive Colin Matthews as its new non-executive chairman.

Matthew Hancock MP

Reshuffle: Matthew Hancock takes over Fallon brief

Reshuffle latest: Construction minister Michael Fallon is the new defence secretary, with Matthew Hancock taking over his previous role.

Generic rail Tube Underground carriage train station

JV chosen for £600m Northern Line Extension

Breaking: A Ferrovial/ Laing O’Rourke joint venture has been named preferred bidder for the huge Northern Line Extension contract.

David Cameron Skanska HQ Apr 2014 1

Government agrees £6bn for local Growth Deals

The government has announced £6bn of funding for local infrastructure and housing improvements across England.

Diane Bourne managing director Eric Wright Civil Engineering

Politics having mixed impact on regional road projects

Austerity, HS2 and electioneering are all having different effects on highways work, says Eric Wright Civil Engineering MD Diane Bourne.

Costain Upstream Aberdeen oil gas rig tanker sea ocean

Welcome to Aberdeen: what next for boom city?

The north-east of Scotland has been economically buoyant ever since the discovery of offshore oil and gas. With construction still booming, how can contractors take advantage and what challenges will they face?

The link road from Woodsgate Bexhill

Archaeology, diversions and a collapse – Hochtief/Taylor Woodrow's link road has it all

From tackling an unexpected cutting collapse to improving saturated ground, the project has thrown up a range of challenges.

Tim Shaw head of central London development Carter Jonas

Can Crossrail 2 be funded without the public purse?

Capturing the rise in capital values of existing residential and commercial developments could fund transport infrastructure improvements.

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