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  • Crossrail

    Crossrail 2 funding pot diverted to complete Elizabeth line Subscription

    News8 January, 2019

    The deputy mayor of London has admitted that money set aside to develop Crossrail 2 will be used to complete the original Crossrail route with Transport for London (TfL) forecasting no income from the Elizabeth Line for the next 18 months.

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    Euston HS2 works ramp up with towers demolitionSubscription

    News8 January, 2019

    A pair of tower blocks are set to be demolished at London’s Euston station as works ramp up to make way for High Speed 2 (HS2). 

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    Council calls for Lower Thames Crossing re-thinkSubscription

    News4 January, 2019

    Gravesham Borough Council has hit out at Highways England’s plans for the £6bn Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) in Kent, saying it was “strongly opposed” to a number of the proposals put forward in the public consultation for the scheme.

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    Gallery | Images of London's future skylineSubscription

    News4 January, 2019

    New images of the prospective 2026 London skyline have been released by the City of London Corporation. They include a suite of under construction or proposed towers being built in the area.

  • construction site

    £30bn CCS framework due to launch at end of the monthSubscription

    News3 January, 2019

    The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is due to launch its £30bn commercial framework, the largest ever published by the government, at the end of the month.

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    WSP investigates cracks in evacuated Sydney towerSubscription

    News2 January, 2019

    Investigating engineer WSP has said the newly completed, 117m high, 36 storey Opal Tower in Sydney is “structurally sound overall”, after cracks found in its structure forced the evacuation of its residents on Christmas Eve.

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    Contractor appointed for Barking Riverside ExtensionSubscription

    News24 December, 2018

    A Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure and VolkerFitzpatrick (MSVF) joint venture (JV) has been appointed to build the 4.5km long Barking Riverside rail extension in London.

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    TfL chief: Major project bosses must be held to account for delaysSubscription

    News24 December, 2018

    A stringent mechanism to ensure senior executives working on major transport projects are held to account for delays must be put in place, Transport for London commissioner Mike Brown has said.

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    Three firms bag £7bn Network Rail contracts Subscription

    News21 December, 2018

    Network Rail has awarded Murphy, Bam Nuttall and Geoffrey Osbourne £7bn worth of contracts covering the South of England region for control period 6 (CP6).

  • Silvertown tunnel

    Silvertown Tunnel delay revealed Subscription

    News17 December, 2018

    The contract award for the beleaguered £1bn Silvertown Tunnel has been delayed by five months, moving the opening date from 2023 to 2024.