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Six major insurers have pledged to invest £25bn in UK infrastructure, but few new projects were announced in the Treasury’s updated National Infrastructure Plan and the autumn statement.
The transport secretary and chief executive of Crossrail have visited Laing O’Rourke’s Explore Industrial Park in Steetley where they urged companies from across the UK to seek work on Europe’s largest construction project.
Sunderland City Council has insisted it will restart procurement of the £118m New Wear Bridge project in 2014, more than six months after previous plans were scrapped.
The Department for Transport has published its draft national policy statement for the UK’s transport networks to reduce planning delays on nationally significant schemes.
A public consultation into the planned Crossrail 2 scheme, connecting the south west and north east of London, has received 95 per cent support.
Updated: Construction News has learned that a £600m contract to build the Northern line extension to Battersea has been delayed by several months, but all four shortlisted bidders remain in the running for the scheme.
Phase one of High Speed alone will mean hundreds of millions in plant hire revenue.
The UK’s transport, energy and water infrastructure is taken for granted by many, but under the surface – with a few obvious exceptions – it is an ageing infrastructure, working at or near capacity.
HS2’s commercial director understands that early involvement is crucial across the supply chain.
Combined, co-ordinated efforts are required if the industry is to make the most of renewed focus on roads investment.