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LATEST INFRASTRUCTURE NEWS

Hinkley

Brexit fallout could delay Hinkley, warns EDF

24 Jan 17 | By Iain Withers

French energy giant fears EU exit could lead to labour shortages and cost overruns

Hinkley

May backs nuclear as industrial strategy launched

23 Jan 17 | By Iain Withers

Government willing to do further deals to support sectors of the economy

London Underground tube station

Bechtel over a year behind on £36m Tube upgrade job

19 Jan 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Contractor was originally meant to complete Vauxhall upgrade by end of 2015

Richard Gammon

Aecom lands ex-HOK director

16 Jan 17 | By Dave Rogers

Richard Gammon to head up US giant’s aviation business

rail

Carillion wins £49m Scottish rail deal

13 Jan 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Contract bags electrification contract for 74km rail line between Edinburgh and Glasgow

Swansea tidal lagoon

Government review backs £1.3bn Swansea Bay

12 Jan 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Developer of scheme calls review “watershed moment” for British energy

MORE INFRASTRUCTURE NEWS

ANALYSIS

Tour of a building site

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?

Child reaching for plane

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

Heathrow airport

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

Affordable housing

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

Manchester

The North goes south

3 Aug 16 | By David Blackman

The idea of establishing a northern powerhouse has lost a powerful supporter with the departure of chancellor George Osborne. Is there the will and momentum now in Whitehall to keep the project going?

Theresa May

How Theresa May can avoid a construction recession

13 Jul 16 | By Iain Withers

In these days of lightning fast political changes, and possibly dire economic prospects, prime minister Theresa May has to hit the ground running if she is to prevent construction slipping into another recession

M62 motorway

Planes, trains and automobiles

27 Apr 16 | By David Blackman

George Osborne is famously a fan of infrastructure - but is he putting his money where his mouth is?

COMMUNITY OPINION

Jason Millett

Construction has never been so crucial

17 Jan 17 | By Jason Millett

As the government finalises its industrial strategy, Mace has some suggestions for boosting construction output

Phil Harris

Time to expand the use of PF2

13 Jan 17 | By Phil Harris

Will the success of some key education projects lead to a wider use of PF2 to fund a growing need for social infrastructure

Steve Denniss

Delivering a healthy digital railway

10 Jan 17 | By Steve Denniss

The European Train Control System will go a long way to improve the efficiency of our railways, but it is only part of the solution

Mike McNicholas

London's infrastructure priorities

20 Dec 16 | By Mike McNicholas

We need infrastructure that understands and responds to the needs of individuals

John Hicks

We need a pipeline of infrastructure projects

6 Dec 16 | By John Hicks

The Autumn Statement’s emphasis on improving the productivity gap is welcome but the government need to provide more details