Jackie Whitelaw's stories
Momentum Infrastructure is hoping to use its expertise on more major UK projects including High Speed 2 (HS2).
Infrastructure in 2014: Rise of the regionsSubscription
Airport investment particularly around the regions is going to take off in 2014 as passenger numbers revive and confidence returns.
The positive economic impact of infrastructure has long been recognised. While many agree that the Victorian period was a golden age for investment in infrastructure, the UK is now on the cusp of a similar era of growth and reinvention.
Letting it flowSubscription
England’s first managed realignment on the open coast has been completed, just ahead of the biggest storm so far this autumn. Jackie Whitelaw reports.
Junction to goSubscription
It pays to have schemes ready in case the government wants a quick start project. Portsmouth had a motorway junction in hand from the 1970s. Jackie Whitelaw reports on construction progress.
News this week that Mouchel, in a joint venture with Thales UK, has won a seven-year deal with the Highways Agency to manage the National Traffic Information Service (NTIS) is being seen by the man at the top of the company as welcome evidence that it remains a viable business after a torrid couple of years.
Midland Metro whittles down its bidders Subscription
Integrated transport authority Centro last week shortlisted five bidders to supply the £50M tram fleet for the Midland Metro upgrade.
Midlands must upgrade transport for High Speed 2Subscription
High Speed 2’s (HS2’s) economic benefits will more than double if transport links with the line in the Midlands are beefed up, Birmingham’s transport chief said last week.
New job orders are Fox’s top preySubscription
Bam Nuttall chief executive Steve Fox has been in post for just over a year. Since then he has seen the company’s order book jump close to £1bn and found himself one of the champions supporting Infrastructure UK. Jackie Whitelaw went to meet him.
The business of changeSubscription
Network Rail’s new chief executive David Higgins was visiting construction of the company’s new Milton Keynes National Centre last week. How does the development fit into the track operator’s future regionalisation plans? Jackie Whitelaw reports.