Jackie Whitelaw's stories
Congested Oxford clears city centreSubscription
OXFORD CITY Council has revealed radical congestion-busting plans to ban through traffic from its city centre.
Heathrow Express set to impressSubscription
HEATHROW EXPRESS launched its first airport train service from Paddington Station on Monday - albeit only in its temporary, partially opened form.
Acting on trust British Waterways has transformed many kilometres of dirty ditches into a revitalised canal network, appreciated by millions. Now the organisation wants to be allowed to carry on its work preserving this magical heritage as a charitable tr
Acting on trust British Waterways has transformed many kilometres of dirty ditches into a revitalised canal network, appreciated by millions. Now the organisation wants to be allowed to carry on its wSubscription
British Waterways has an urgent maintenance backlog of 90M. A two year investigation into the state of the 3,200km network of 200 year old canals to create an asset management plan for the organisation revealed the extent of the extra investment needed to keep the nation's canal heritage safe. And what is more, says operations director Stewart Sim,'there is a further 230M of infrastructure improvements needed to bring the network properly up to scratch'.
HOURLY-RATE PAYMENTS to consultants are to be axed by airport operator BAA in favour of a new reward system based on 'value-added contribution' - once it works out what to measure.
THE HIGHWAYS AGENCY is developing plans for wholesale privatisation of the UK's trunk road network.
MACE HAS replaced Bovis as one of the three best construction managers, according to the UK's most demanding client.
BAA gambles by drawing up T5 work scheduleSubscription
AIRPORT OPERATOR BAA this week set a start date for work on its proposed Heathrow Terminal 5 project, despite being more than two years away from a decision on whether it can be built.
Mott fights damages rulingSubscription
MOTT MACDONALD is fighting an £18.5M damages award following a dispute over a brownfield site clean up in 1989.
Happy builders are key to flawless jobsSubscription
THE SNAG-FREE building will remain a pipe dream while construction's labour force is underskilled, underpaid and underappreciated, a structural and building board meeting concluded.