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Camden council consults on tube station upgrade plans

23 Jun 17 | By Hamish Champ

Proposals include a new entrance and exit for the busy Camden Town stop

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Atkins and Waterman wins West Midlands transport framework

21 Jun 17 | By Will Mann

The framework beginning this month serves three local authorities

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Industry concerned at lack of detail in Queen's Speech

21 Jun 17 | By Building news desk

Government promised new bill for next stage of HS2, more housing and to negotiate the best Brexit deal possible

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Brexit and HS2 top Queen's Speech

21 Jun 17 | By Building news desk

Housing and public inquiry into Grenfell Tower tragedy also featured in the state opening of Parliament

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Arcadis bags role on Network Rail's digital railway programme

20 Jun 17 | By Louise Dransfield

Supported by Ramboll the consultant will work with Network Rail’s existing teams to bring the digital modernisation of the UK’s railways to fruition 

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Chief executive of TfN to leave

16 Jun 17 | By Louise Dransfield

David Brown is to leave the organisation in September

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Garden Bridge: Troubled crossing

19 Apr 17 | By David Blackman

Dame Margaret Hodge’s recent report on the controversial Garden Bridge has highlighted the question of whether the mayor of London should pull the plug on the project

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Is nuclear in meltdown?

24 Mar 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Work on Hinkley C’s construction may be about to start but hopes for a whole new fleet of power stations are at risk after a ‘crisis’ in market confidence triggered by EDF’s Hinkley delivery problems

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Infrastructure: Digital Railway

21 Mar 17 | By Ciara Walker, Marc Starmans

A look at the challenges the Digital Railway programme faces, and how they can be overcome by good management, supply chain collaboration and a strong investment case

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Autumn Statement: Hit and miss

30 Nov 16 | By David Blackman

Last week’s Autumn Statement trumpeted an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes, but is the government set to miss its own target?

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So near and yet so far…

28 Oct 16 | By Yoosof Farah, Dave Rogers

Setting up the National Infrastructure Commission was seen as a sign of the government’s commitment to getting rail, power and other major schemes built

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UK airports timeline: Half a century of political indecision

25 Oct 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Today’s government decision to back a third runway at Heathrow comes after nearly 50 years of debate about where to expand airport capacity in the South-east

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State of play: London

6 Oct 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Sadiq Khan has proved himself a pragmatist - a quality he’ll need to address the capital’s major built environment challenges

Infrastructure: Railway stations

20 Sep 16 | By Ciara Walker, David Rowlinson

Ciara Walker and David Rowlinson of Arcadis consider the challenges involved in designing and building railway stations in complex operational environments, and balancing stakeholders’ competing objectives

COMMUNITY OPINION

Richard McCarthy

What we can do for Brexit

21 Jun 17 | By Richard McCarthy

The best way to bolster the UK’s negotiating position in Brexit is to have a strong and growing economy. The construction industry needs pull together to show the government how it can help that to happen

Peter Hibberd

Infrastructure: What’s in a name?

31 May 17 | By Peter Hibberd

‘Infrastructure’ is the word on everyone’s lips at the moment, but how do you define it for contract purposes? For the most part, it might be best not to

Chris Fellowes

Lessons from the Garden Bridge fiasco

10 May 17 | By Chris Fellowes

The odds were stacked against a bridge that offered little practical or economic benefit, but failing to secure adequate funding was its ultimate downfall

Richard Threlfall

Infrastructure: Going places

3 May 17 | By Richard Threlfall

Rapid advances in infrastructure technologies will transform the way we build. Construction firms need to stop dragging their feet and catch up with the pace of the new technology revolution

Richard McCarthy

Feeding into the industrial strategy

26 Apr 17 | By Richard McCarthy

The construction and development industries have a special part to play in the government’s industrial strategy. We have to optimise how we approach infrastructure and asset-use to make sure it is a success