Yearly Archives: 2020

Super Sewer’s Longest Tunnel Drive Crosses Finishing Line

A joint venture of Ferrovial and Laing O’Rourke has achieved the milestone of completing the longest single tunnel drive on the Thames Tideway project. Tunnelling milestone as four-fifths of drive now complete TBM Ursula’s breakthrough now means that more than 19km … Continue reading

Bidding starts in New Year for £4bn levelling up fund

Councils will be able to bid for project funding early next year from the Government’s new levelling up fund announced in the spending review. The Government has committed £4bn to a new cross-departmental Fund for England. This will invest in local … Continue reading

Thames Water Announce £4bn AMP7 Partners

Thames Water has agreed the final and biggest framework for design and build construction partners on its AMP7 programme. The clean and wastewater projects will include schemes across London and the Thames Valley. The frameworks are extendable into AMP8 and … Continue reading

London Super Sewer western tunnel drive completes

The main tunnel drive for the first major section of the Thames Tideway sewer has been completed. TBM Rachel will now be recovered from the Acton storm tank site Giant tunnel boring machine Rachel has completed its gentle uphill 7km … Continue reading

Construction output continues to rebound

Latest official construction output figures for July point to a continuing construction rebound. July output figures show industry continues on recovery path despite some concerns about orders Monthly construction output increased by nearly 18% in July keeping the recovery on … Continue reading

Highways England publishes £14bn road building plan

Highways England has set out its plans for the next five years, including starting 12 new major roadbuilding projects. As part of his budget statement, the chancellor announced a £27.4bn budget for investment in England’s strategic road network between 2020 … Continue reading

Former Clancy chief Commercial Officer to lead Government Infrastructure Delivery

Former Clancy chief commercial officer Jon Loveday has been appointed new Director of Infrastructure, Enterprise and Growth at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA). He will oversee project delivery on major projects like HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail. Loveday’s previous … Continue reading

£3bn green boost as construction leads Covid recovery

Chancellor Rishi Sunak continued to put construction at the heart of the coronavirus recovery with a £3bn green investment package to support around 140,000 jobs. A £1 billion programme will improve the energy efficiency of public sector buildings while £2bn … Continue reading

More sites to restart as 73% of big jobs back

Major contractors are now working on 73% of sites as the government renewed its call for construction to restart across the country. An update from trade body Build UK yesterday revealed the number of operational sites for its contractor members … Continue reading