Garden Bridge

Sadiq Khan pulls plug on Garden Bridge

28 Apr 17 | By Hamish Champ

London mayor says he will not provide project with guarantees

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Heathrow begins hunt for four off-site hubs

26 Apr 17 | By Iain Withers

Airport invites expressions of interest to supply off-site components

Planning Houses

Brexit red tape bonfire to start with housebuilding

25 Apr 17 | By Building news desk

Home Builders Federation set to quiz members on post-Brexit reform of regulations

Andrew Adonis

Adonis confirmed as infrastructure watchdog chair

25 Apr 17 | By Iain Withers

Government also makes four new appointments to National Infrastructure Commission

Nuclear Alert

Hitachi set for Wylfa nuclear plant talks

24 Apr 17 | By Iain Withers

Japanese tech giant expected to discuss level of UK government support


Unions threaten Hinkley delays over bonus dispute

21 Apr 17 | By Louise Dransfield

Contractors Laing O’Rourke and Bouygues threatened with industrial action



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

Garden Bridge

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


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

Touch pad

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

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


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

Steve Cooper

Why is infrastructure being underfunded?

27 Mar 17 | By Steve Cooper

Europe and the US are falling behind on infrastructure spending, which is a mistake no country can afford to make

Sarah Richardson

Nuclear chill

24 Mar 17 | By Sarah Richardson

Concrete is about to be poured at Hinkley, but future nuclear projects are beset with problems

Neil Harvey

The Midlands engine - full steam ahead

15 Mar 17 | By Neil Harvey

To make this strategy work we need strong regional leadership and a focus on productivity and skills


Industrial revolution

2 Feb 17 | By Mark Farmer

The government’s industrial strategy offers a welcome prompt to improve productivity and foster innovation, says Mark Farmer, but real change will need to be driven by client demand

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