Construction stories


Skanska UK’s Gregor Craig named Chair of CBI Construction Council

25th September 2020

The CBI has appointed Gregor Craig, President and CEO of Skanska UK, as Chair of the CBI Construction Council.


World’s first solar and hydrogen powered cabins to dramatically cut carbon on HS2 construction sites

25th September 2020

In a major step towards greener construction sites, HS2 has trialled solar and hydrogen powered welfare cabins across its work locations run by enabling and main works civils joint ventures CSjv (Costain, Skanska) and SCSjv (Skanska Costain STRABAG) including Camden, West Ruislip and Uxbridge.

GB Railfreight

Tarmac on track with renewal of rail freight contracts

24th September 2020

Leading sustainable construction solutions company Tarmac has underlined its continued commitment to lowering the whole life carbon footprint of customer projects with the renewal of a number of five-year rail freight contracts.


Digital-first Contractor Winvic set to Develop AI Enabled Software to Send Personal Site Risk Alerts to Team

22nd September 2020

Winvic Construction Ltd, a leading main contractor that specialises in the design and delivery of multi-sector construction and civil engineering projects, is working on a second Innovate UK funded project, which aims to keep site staff even safer; the three organisations involved will together leverage the latest real-time image and machine learning technologies to detect, recognise and track hazards on a construction site, which will then alert nearby operatives via IoT enabled, GPS devices.


HS2 uses new pioneering low carbon concrete to reduce carbon emissions in construction

22nd September 2020

As part of its ambition to build the most sustainable high speed railway in the world, HS2 contractors in London have begun using a new low carbon concrete product which provides a reduction of 42% in CO2 in comparison to a standard concrete.


Charles Brand secures contract to support the delivery of HS2 Phase One

17th September 2020

Charles Brand has secured a contract to deliver highways work to support the delivery of HS2 (High Speed Two) Ltd Phase One.

Bill Hocking

Galliford Try posts full year results

16th September 2020

Galliford Try, the leading construction group, has announced its full-year results for the financial year to 30 June 2020.

Wolverhampton Council

Wolverhampton Station demolition completed ready for phase 2 construction

15th September 2020

Full demolition of Wolverhampton’s old railway station building has been completed in just over a month.


Luton DART skills programme provides training to over 720 local people

8th September 2020

The Luton DART Construction Skills Hub has come to an end, after providing over 720 local people with the skills needed to help them enter the construction industry.


HS2 heralds formal start of construction as a 22,000 ‘jobs boost’ for Britain

4th September 2020

HS2 Ltd has today announced the formal start of construction on the project, highlighting the large number of jobs the project will be recruiting for in the coming months and years.

Network Rail

Network Rail brings new start for old railway depot in Kent

28th August 2020

Demolition work is underway at a disused railway works in Kent to make room for a new train maintenance facility.

Network Rail

Railway reopens to passengers after successful Crewe bridge reconstruction

24th August 2020

The railway between Crewe and Chester has reopened to passengers after a nine-day closure to reconstruct a major road bridge in Crewe.


Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity offers free wellbeing training for all in construction

19th August 2020

As a direct result of the wellbeing issues presented to their 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline, the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has announced that they are delivering £20,000 of free mental health and wellbeing training to the industry for the remainder of 2020.

Align JV

Temporary access road to reduce HS2 traffic in Chalfont St Peter

19th August 2020

From this week, HS2 construction traffic will be able to avoid the centre of Chalfont St Peter, thanks to the completion of a new temporary access road.

Network Rail

Vital rail link a step closer to being better protected as sea wall plans approved

18th August 2020

Teignbridge District Council approved Network Rail’s plans for the remaining section of the new sea wall at Dawlish, which will provide increased protection for the railway from extreme weather and rising sea levels for generations to come.


CLC Launches Brexit Working Group To Help Ready Industry

18th August 2020

The Construction Leadership Council has constituted a dedicated Brexit Working Group, in advance of the expiration of the transition period with the European Union at the end of the year.

Network Rail

Soham station contract awarded

17th August 2020

Network Rail has awarded the contract to build Soham’s new railway station to J Murphy and Sons Ltd.


GB Railfreight mark next phase of construction of new office by burying ‘time capsule’ at Peterborough site

14th August 2020

GB Railfreight and Lindum took part in a joint event to bury a ‘time capsule’ at the site of the new office to mark the next phase of construction.


Murphy Group reports solid performance with further revenue growth and improved returns in 2019

13th August 2020

J Murphy & Sons Ltd have recorded revenue growth of nearly 13% and a pre-tax profit of £7 million in its latest results.

Tees Valley Combined Authority

Mayor Invites Local Firms To Bid For Work On Station Redevelopments Across Teesside, Darlington And Hartlepool

12th August 2020

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen is inviting local businesses to a special event to learn more about how they can bid for work on the redevelopment of Darlington, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Teesside Airport Railway Stations.