Construction stories

Contractors Declare: Leading UK Contractors make their own commitment to tackling climate emergency

3rd July 2020

Following declarations by UK architects and engineers, several of the UK’s leading construction companies have now combined to establish UK […]

VolkerFitzpatrick and Green Biofuels building a future with better local air quality and reduced greenhouse gases

3rd July 2020

VolkerFitzpatrick, the multi-disciplinary construction and engineering company, and Green Biofuels, provider of low emission fossil-free fuel for fleet and infrastructure […]

Work to restart on Glasgow Queen Street, Kintore and Dunbar stations over the coming weeks

30th June 2020

Network Rail Scotland is restarting work on major construction projects across Scotland’s Railway following a three-month pause due to the […]

Prime Minister announcing plans to bring forward £5bn of capital investment projects – including work to unblock Manchester rail bottleneck

30th June 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today (Tuesday 30th June) announce a “New Deal” which puts jobs and infrastructure at the […]

Work begins on £14.5m Motherwell station redevelopment

28th June 2020

Work on the £14.5m redevelopment of Motherwell station is underway. From Monday, 29 June, contractors start on the initial stage […]

Keltbray becomes the first major engineering and construction company to offer customers Earth Friendly Concrete on temporary works projects 

25th June 2020

Keltbray Group, the UK’s leading specialist engineering and construction services company, announced that it would be offering all its customers the use […]

Significant structural work on Euston station complete as construction of the HS2 London terminus begins

25th June 2020

Work to prepare London Euston for the construction of HS2 has hit an important milestone with the demolition of the […]

Mutual agreement reached between Crossrail and CSJV to conclude existing Bond Street contract

25th June 2020

Crossrail says its Bond Street contract with Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) has been concluded by mutual agreement. The move […]

GRAHAM sees double for Carpenter’s Land Bridge at CIHT Awards

24th June 2020

Construction and civil engineering specialist GRAHAM is celebrating a double win at the national Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation […]

HS2 reveals construction shortlist for Birmingham Curzon Street station

24th June 2020

HS2 Ltd has revealed the names of the construction firms in the running to build Birmingham Curzon Street station – […]

LIBERTY Steel Group UK to tackle £500 million market for steel reinforcing bar

22nd June 2020

LIBERTY Steel Group UK (LSUK) is to begin producing steel reinforcing bar at its Rotherham site, to support major UK […]

Planning permission granted for new White Rose Railway Station in South Leeds

19th June 2020

Leeds City Council has granted planning permission for a new White Rose Railway Station to improve connectivity in the south […]

Scotland’s construction workers gradually returning to sites

12th June 2020

Scotland’s construction industry has moved to the next phase of its restart plans, with workers allowed to return to sites […]

CIC appoints Justin Sullivan as new Deputy Chair

11th June 2020

Members of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) have appointed Justin Sullivan as its new Deputy Chair commencing with immediate effect. […]

Calls for urgent recommencement of railway enhancement works in Scotland

10th June 2020

Rail Union RMT has called on the Scottish Government to take urgent action to protect vital jobs on the railway […]

TfL’s construction projects to commence phased restart

9th June 2020

Work has resumed on the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade, the Northern Line Extension and the transformation of Old Street Roundabout, […]

Plans for new University station in Birmingham are approved

5th June 2020

Birmingham City Council has approved plans for a new University station in Birmingham which aims to provide flagship facilities to […]

Transport projects in Scotland commence pre-start activities

4th June 2020

Contractors in Scotland to begin pre-start preparations on site as part of first phase of easing restrictions. The construction sector […]

Balfour Beatty: Approval of HS2 provides critical visibility and impetus for the construction industry and supply chain

1st June 2020

Multinational infrastructure group Balfour Beatty says the approval of HS2 provides critical visibility and impetus for the UK construction and […]

Tilbury2 freight ferry terminal has opened for business, with new rail terminal set to open later this year

29th May 2020

A new £250 million freight ferry terminal has opened for business, transforming the market with the UK’s largest unaccompanied port. […]