Yearly Archives: 2015

First Tracks Laid in Crossrail Tunnels

When you have a spare three minutes this video Crossrail have released is worth a watch its fascinating.

Construction Output adds £6BN to UK Economy

Construction in central London has added billions of pounds to the UK economy, new research commissioned by some of the city’s most powerful property developers has revealed. According to the study by consultancy Deloitte, construction activity in 11 inner-London boroughs … Continue reading

Crossrail 2 has moved a step closer after Transport for London unveiled revised plans for the proposed £27bn line through London.

The route was revealed as TfL launched its third public consultation, with the organisation keen to get approval for the project next year. If the project is given the green light, construction could begin as early as 2020, with the … Continue reading

Watch The London Bridge Redevelopment Video

The London Bridge redevelopment is one of the most complex projects undertaken by Network Rail. The fascinating video below documents Network Rail, Costain and specialist contractor Prater as they discuss challenges faced, 4D-modelling, off-site manufacturing and pioneering new construction methods, … Continue reading

Recruitment Agencies Delivering Well

Demand for recruitment services has never been so great, with skilled workers in particular being highly sought after. This has placed increased pressure on recruitment agencies as companies compete to attract the top candidates. The good news, according to the … Continue reading

Crossrail 2 Update

Network Rail has set out the first stage of planning for Crossrail 2 after issuing a tender for a £60m consultancy contract. The rail operator is looking for a firm to undertake design and consultancy services for the ‘On Network’ … Continue reading

Momentum builds for £20BN Crossrail 2

Mayor Boris Johnson has set-up the Crossrail 2 Growth Commission to promote plans for the £20bn project. Business leaders are also backing the scheme and are calling on the Government to use the current Comprehensive Spending Review to provide the … Continue reading

The Perfect Linkedin Photo

Your LinkedIn photo has the potential to make a prospective employer trust you. So, how do you secure this trust? Look a little happy. The emphasis is on ‘a little’ though. Research from New York University has discovered that people … Continue reading

Construction Sector Skills Shortage

Almost half of all specialist contractors are struggling to recruit skilled workers, according to new data. The shortage of skilled labour is at its highest point for 14 years, according to a report ftom the National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC). … Continue reading