Planning Houses

New guidance for fast-track housing limits

22 Mar 17 | By Jim Dunton

DCLG paper updates developers on residential bolt-ons to Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

M25 roadworks

Osborne and Jackson bag £240m of M25 deals

21 Mar 17 | By Iain Withers

Contractors will maintain and upgrade the London orbital motorway


Mace HS2 silk is £650 an hour QC

20 Mar 17 | By Dave Rogers

Firm hires Monckton Chambers’ Michael Bowsher, described as ‘Mr Procurement’, in HS2 battle


HS2 delays £170m partner award again

17 Mar 17

Key second meeting between client and losing bidder Mace postponed again

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London Underground tube station

Arcadis wins Camden Town tube station upgrade

16 Mar 17 | By Iain Withers

Consultant drated in to work on £136m project


Mace hires QC in HS2 row

14 Mar 17 | By Dave Rogers

Second meeting between the pair now due this week

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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

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


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


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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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