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Civil & Structural News

  • HS2 ‘go / no-go decision’ expected next month

    / 21 January /
    It is understood that prime minister Boris Johnson will make a final decision on the project at the same time that the government-ordered Oakervee review is made public. It had previously been suggested that the Oakervee report would be made public ahead of a final decision from
  • Heathrow delays third runway construction by three years.

    / 20 December /
    Heathrow has taken the decision to push back the completion of the third runway from 2026 to “early 2028 or late 2029”. It comes as the aviation watchdog published its determination on early construction costs and timings for the expansion programme. In its determination the CAA ruled
  • Updates on the HS2 project

    / 28 November /
    In our modern world where a good transportation network and an effective communication system are two important factors necessary for the growth of any community, the need for more accessible cities which cater for these needs optimally while also taking into consideration, the economic side of

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  • £350m investment for Britain’s first mainline digital railway

    / 9 July /
    This significant investment, added on top of £1.2 billion already earmarked to upgrade one of the country’s most significant rail lines, will fund the replacement of conventional signalling with a digital system that allows trains to talk to the track. The new technology will allow
  • Quartet win £350m Anglian Water pipeline alliance

    / 8 June /
    Costain, Farrans, Jacobs and Mott MacDonald Bentley will work together to support Anglian Water in delivering sustainable growth and resilience of its network. Anglian Water has ambitious plans to create a series of up to 500km of interconnecting pipelines and associated infrastructure to move
  • UK invests in a digital railway signaling system

    / 30 June /
    Key points:Britain is home to an extensive railway network that has been used for well over a century.Attempts are being made to modernize and upgrade ageing parts of the network.  The U.K. government has announced £350 million ($434.15 million) of funding for a digital railway signaling