Former High Speed 2 (HS2) chair Sir Terry Morgan has said the £27bn first phase of the line should terminate at Old Oak Common, allowing for costs to be cut.
£260M Oxford rail link proposedSubscription
A new 16km, £260M rail link to Oxford has been proposed by a local lobbying group to open up new development opportunities to the west of the city.
Bradford South MP Judith Cummins has called on Transport for the North (TfN) to include a stop in Bradford when it submits its proposals for Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) to government.
Bricks from waste mooted to boost sustainabilitySubscription
Fired-clay bricks incorporating biosolids could solve the construction sector’s sustainablity woes, researchers have claimed.
The world’s longest 3D printed concrete bridge has been completed in Shanghai, China by Tsinghua University school of architecture.
Kier chief executive Haydn Mursell has resigned from the company with immediate effect.
The man in charge of fitting out Crossrail’s stations has claimed that delays to Tottenham Hotspur’s 62,000-seater stadium led to a labour crisis in London during 2018.
A finalised timetable for the reconstruction of the collapsed Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa, Italy, has been announced by the city’s mayor and reconstruction commissioner Marco Bucci.
The first of three 1,800t tunnel boring machines (TBMs) for the longest mineral transport system in the UK is almost ready for operation.
The Greater London Authority (GLA) has cast doubt on the proposed Tulip tower in London, claiming that its height breaches regulations set out by the mayor’s office.
Consultant calls for more flood defence fundingSubscription
Built environment consultant Dar Group has called for increased local decision making and more funding to tackle flooding and coastal erosion in response to the government’s latest water management strategy.
UK potholes down 27% in two years Subscription
The number of potholes on local roads in the UK has fallen by 27% since 2016, according to recently released statistics.
Three out of the six western Crossrail stations still have no date set for the appointment of contractors to carry out the “significant” works to prepare them for the Elizabeth Line’s arrival.
UK wind farms project pipeline revealed Subscription
With concerns for the future of the UK energy market growing, attention has turned to onshore and offshore wind projects to fill the void.
Construction sector inquiry launched in ScotlandSubscription
A Scottish Parliament select committee has launched an inquiry into the country’s construction industry.
An Internet of Things remote monitoring system has been put forward as a solution for local authorities struggling to meet bridge inspection requirements.
Turner & Townsend wins major Australian rail jobSubscription
Turner & Townsend has been appointed as programme managemer across landmark transportation programme works in Perth, Australia.
A lack of sufficient infrastructure investment, coupled with an unstable geopolitical landscape and increasing impacts of climate change is leaving the world in a vulnerable state, experts have warned.
Grenfell cladding firm snaps up Kier directorSubscription
Kier regional operations director Mark Norris is leaving the firm to join Rydon Construction.
The supply chain working on the Wylfa nuclear power station project in North Wales is being “run down” after project developer Hitachi and the government admitted they had failed to agree funding terms.