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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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MPs criticise 'stop-go' approach to road maintenance

MPs have criticised the Department for Transport’s “unpredictable and fluctuating budgets” in a new report published today.

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Crossrail firms primed for new work as performance improves

Crossrail’s contractors have boosted their chances of winning major infrastructure deals, according to its chief executive, as new figures showed improved performance among firms on the scheme.

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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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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?

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