Phase one of HS2 granted Royal Assent

23 Feb 17 | By Louise Dransfield

The first phase between London and Birmingham will be up and running by 2026

Construction generic

Government plans to use PF2 for raft of construction jobs

23 Feb 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Pipeline will include programmes of prisons, schools, hospitals, infrastructure and MoD work

Internal design for Whitechapel Crossrail station

Crossrail sparks at Whitechapel station get pay rise

20 Feb 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Union says pay hike could be replicated across the £14.8bn project

Vince Clancy crop

T&T acquires asset manager

20 Feb 17 | By Louise Dransfield

Deal will allow the consultant to offer an end-to-end service to its infrastructure clients

High speed train

Mace mulls legal challenge to CH2M's £170m HS2 win

16 Feb 17 | By Iain Withers

Sources suggest Mace could launch High Court challenge “within days”

NLE at Battersea Power Station

Northern line extension gears up

16 Feb 17 | By Louise Dransfield

Tunnelling machines have been lowered in at Battersea Power Station



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


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?


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