Issue : 14 June 2012
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Assembly of Crossrail’s next 1,000t tunnel boring machine (TBM), Elizabeth, has today commenced at Limmo Peninsula in east London.
Main construction work on a £77M scheme to improve journeys on the A23 between London and Brighton will begin next month after contractor Carillion found a £18M saving.
The Costain/Laing O’Rourke joint venture has re-opened Oxford Street to two-way traffic after 18 months of major utilities strengthening and replacement works carried out as part of the Bond Street station upgrade.
M25 major widening projects completeSubscription
Roads minister Mike Penning has lauded successful widening of two sections of the M25 motorway has ahead of the Olympics.
London Cable Car ready for OlympicsSubscription
The London cable car, connecting the O2 Arena in Greenwich and the Royal Docks is to open in time for the Olympics.
Virgin Trains boss seconded to Network RailSubscription
Virgin Trains chief operating officer Chris Gibb has been seconded to Network Rail to help tackle the poor performance of track and signalling on the West Coast Main Line.
EDF Energy has confirmed that it has selected the Bouygues/Laing O’Rourke joint venture as preferred bidder for its Hinkley Point C main civils work contract.
ICE chief operating officer Andy Ruffles quits Subscription
ICE chief operating officer Andy Ruffles is to quit after three and a half years in charge to take up the job of chief executive of an unnamed Australian consultant.
The Environment Agency has repeated its call for people in England & Wales to remain vigilant and prepared for flooding, as the Met Office forecast further heavy rain and strong winds across Wales, the Midlands, the North of England & the South East Coast.
Arup to design new Copenhagen ArenaSubscription
A consortium comprising Arup and architects 3XN, HKS, ME Engineers and Planit has won the design competition to build the new Copenhagen Arena.