Issue : 22 March 2012
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No.9 Thames BarrierSubscription
As one of the world’s largest movable flood barriers in the world, the Thames Barrier already qualifies for a high class status, but its elegant stainless steel clad exterior has ensured it also become one of London’s most iconic structures.
The Scottish Government will provide up to £246M in capital funding for the modernisation of Glasgow’s subway, it was announced yesterday.
Network Rail has awarded Bam Nuttall a £2M contract on behalf of Transport Scotland to develop designs of the Borders Railway project, signalling its gradual move towards delivery.
Further restrictions on Olympic road routeSubscription
Further restrictions are in place on the future Olympic Route Network in west London this week as the Highways Agency has been forced to impose weight limits on the M4.
Crossrail’s Canary Wharf station box completedSubscription
Construction work on Crossrail’s Canary Wharf station box has been completed five months ahead of schedule by Canary Wharf Group (CWG).
Former Crossrail chairman Douglas Oakervee has been appointed as the new chairman of scheme promoter High Speed 2 (HS2) Ltd, it has just been revealed.
Structures around the Bond Street Underground station construction work, being undertaken by the Costain/Laing O’Rourke joint venture, are being monitored using new sensor technology.
Keller secures Polish contractSubscription
Keller has been appointed to construct access ramps and tunnel boring machine (TBM) launch and receiving shafts for Poland’s first TBM-driven tunnel.
Contractors are being invited to a project briefing day before tendering starts for the £80M extension of the London Underground from Croxley to Watford Junction.
Three neighbouring West Midlands councils have joined together to sign up Balfour Beatty to a highways contract that it is hoped will bring joint savings of £1M a year.