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Costain completes Dover sea wall repairs three months early

Costain completes Dover sea wall repairs three months early

Costain and Network Rail have completed £40m-worth of repairs to the railway at Dover three months ahead of schedule. The line between Dover and Folkestone reopened on Monday 5th September after a nine-month project to repair the line. It had been expected to take all year and

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Where now for National Infrastructure Commission?

Where now for National Infrastructure Commission?

The government has dropped plans to put the National Infrastructure Commission on a statutory footing. What was going to have been a Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill has now been published as simply the Neighbourhood Planning Bill. Having already decided that the priorities of the National Infrastructure

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Barking Riverside masterplan approved

Barking Riverside masterplan approved

The mayor of London has approved plans for up to 10,000 new homes to be built in Barking. Sadiq Khan gave his consent to a revised masterplan for Barking Riverside – a 180-hectare brownfield site on the northern banks of the River Thames in Eats London that

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Network Rail to provide land for 12,000 new homes by 2020

Network Rail to provide land for 12,000 new homes by 2020

Network Rail has identified nearly 200 sites across the country that it can release for house-building. Network Rail is finalising plans to release land for the development of around 12,000 new homes as part of its contribution towards the government’s target to release land with the potential

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City of Westminster moves against basement builders

City of Westminster moves against basement builders

Westminster City Council has introduced a levy on the construction of basement extensions. The levy is as part of the council’s new code of construction practice, clearly sets out best practice for building sites such as basements. The code will also be rolled out over the coming

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Modular breaks through into build-to-rent market

Modular breaks through into build-to-rent market

A 23-storey block of flats for the private rented sector in Greenwich is to be built from modules made in a factory in Shropshire. Elements Europe, a modular construction specialist, has begun work in Telford on the 249 homes it is putting together for Essential Living’s Creekside

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UK maintains strong trade surplus in construction machinery

UK maintains strong trade surplus in construction machinery

UK exports of construction and earthmoving equipment continued to show modest growth in the second quarter of 2016, and reverse the declining trend seen in 2015 when demand fell in many major overseas markets. Data supplied by the Construction Equipment Association shows that the value of construction

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North Lanarkshire to build another 1000 council houses

North Lanarkshire Council has announced its biggest investment in council housing for a generation. It will spend £159m adding a further 1,000 houses to its current programme, brings the total number of council houses to be built in the next 10 years to 1,800 and the total

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Report backs improvements to A1

A new study confirms the need for improvements to a 62-mile stretch of the A1, saying that it could create safer, quicker and more reliable journeys. The study sets out the case for upgrading key parts of the A1 in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire between London and

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Five routes shortlisted for Manchester-Sheffield tunnel

The Department for Transport has shortlisted five routes for the proposed multi-billion-pound Trans-Pennine road tunnel linking Manchester and Sheffield. All five routes link the M60 east of Manchester to the M1 north of Sheffield, with four options starting at the M67. The tunnel could almost halve journey

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