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Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham welcomes WSP staff to new offices

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham greeted more than 850 WSP staff at No8 First Street, Manchester, after officially opening the firm’s new north west head office. The engineering and professional services firm now occupies 54,000 sq. ft across the first and second floors of the building, a move that allowed WSP to bring together four…

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Collaboration has to be at the heart of UK rail reform, contractors urge

The current siloed railway structure needs to pave way for collaboration across all parties in the rail industry if the UK is going to be successful in its aim to bring about a network fit for the 21st century, civil engineering contractors have said. The warning from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) comes in…

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HS2 reveals designs for new Euston tube vent shaft

HS2 has released images of its proposed replacement London Underground substation and vent shaft at Euston, the first major structure to be built as part of the transformation of the station ahead of the arrival of high speed services in 2026. Clad with more than 13,000 glazed ivory white tiles, the contemporary and functional design…

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Innovation Gateway – SME & start-up aviation competition

Are you an SME or a start-up business with a tech solution that can drive productivity and efficiency at airports, or maybe you know someone who is? NCE are giving you the opportunity to present an idea or a product which would improve the efficiency of airport operations in front of aviation industry leaders and…

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National Infrastructure Commission -The added value that design can bring

Bid proposals to design and apply a methodology for assessing the added value that design can bring to infrastructure.   The National Infrastructure Assessment set out the Commission’s recommendations that design should be embedded into the culture of infrastructure planning, to save money, reduce risk, add value, support environmental net gain and create a legacy…

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WSP to investigate climate change consequences for UK infrastructure

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has appointed climate resilience experts at WSP to conduct research and identify the effects climate change risks have within the natural environment, built environment and infrastructure sectors. Findings will support the government’s third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment which is due to be published in 2021 and will help…

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Drone chaos exposes infrastructure security failings

The 36-hour shutdown of Gatwick Airport in December and the ensuing travel chaos has highlighted the issue of infrastructure security, says Andy Walker. The news that police will be given new powers to tackle the illegal use of drones, will come as cold comfort to the tens of thousands of airline passengers whose Christmas travel…

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Jacobs and AECOM to draw up plan for Scotland’s transport future

AECOM and Jacobs have been unveiled as the firms responsible for supporting a review which will shape the future of Scotland’s transport infrastructure investment. A contract to support the second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) has been awarded to the combined team of consultants will consider future investment in all transport modes including the strategic…

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Mace lands £150m Stansted arrivals terminal

London Stansted has appointed Mace as the main contractor for the construction of its new £150 million arrivals terminal. The terminal is the flagship project in the airport’s £600 million transformation which will support its future growth and pioneer the next generation of travel at London Stansted. Construction work on the 39,000 m2 terminal is…

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