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Airports Commission rules out 'Boris Island'

The Airports Commission has announced its decision to exclude proposals for an inner Thames Estuary airport from its shortlist of options for new aviation capacity.

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Vinci gets green light for Ealing Broadway Crossrail station

Ealing council has given the green light for a series of improvements to Ealing Broadway station, despite strong opposition to the plans.

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Japanese bid for Hyder could spark bidding war

Japanese consultant Nippon Koei could spark a bidding war for Hyder Consulting after it made an acquisition offer which Hyder’s directors will recommend to shareholders.

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Balfour Beatty wins A63 ECI deal two years before construction

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £75m ECI deal two years ahead of construction starting on the A63 Castle Street Hull improvement scheme.

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Lagan Construction appointed to £13m Yorkshire scheme

The Homes and Communities Agency has appointed Lagan Construction Group to build an access road for the £13m Capitol Park development in East Yorkshire.

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Government plots Crossrail extension to Herts

Proposals to extend Crossrail to Hertfordshire are being considered by the Department of Transport, the secretary of State Patrick McLoughlin is expected to announce later today

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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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Rail holds the key to 11,000 homes at Barking Riverside

It’s 20 years since Bellway Homes acquired a stake in 179 ha of land in the Thames Estuary and seven since outline consent was granted for 10,800 homes. As London faces a housing crisis, why have only 350 new homes been completed at Barking Riverside?

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.

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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?

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