Pay attention: Major projects in the pipeline
ProjectEstimated costCompletion dateLabour needed
Terminal 5£2.5bn200716,000 person-years
Channel Tunnel Rail Link£5.2bn200650 million person-hours
Tube PPP£4.4bn2010Employs 2500 former LUL
Wembley stadium£757m2006Not available
Comparative average industry pay
Plasterers£16,225
Painters and decorators£18,020
Other construction trades£18,124
Bricklayers, masons£19,229
Builders and building contractors£19,262
Plumbers£23,397
Scaffolders, steeplejacks and riggers£23,879
Source: Office of National Statistics survey, October 2002