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BBC NEWS   21 September 2017   United Kingdom   South East Wales  
<p>A group set up to reopen a disused Rhondda railway tunnel to cyclists and walkers is to receive a &pound;90,000 grant.</p> <p>The money, from Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund, will be used for a detailed examination of the tunnel between Blaencwm ...
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Construction News   17 July 2017   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>Four consortiums have been picked by HS2 to deliver the seven civils works packages which make up phase one of the &pound;55.7bn line from London to Birmingham.</p> <p>Costain / Skanska / Strabag, Balfour Beatty / Vinci and Carillion / Kier / Eiffage were ...
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Construction News   12 May 2017   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>Gatwick has chosen three consultants for a key planning framework covering the design and management of existing infrastructure as part of a &pound;2.5bn upgrade.</p> <p>Arup, Atkins and Jacobs have all secured places on the airport&rsquo;s planning and ...
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The Telegraph   21 April 2017   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>British engineering giant WS Atkins has agreed to a &pound;2.1bn takeover by Canadian rival SNC-Lavalin in a deal that will see the FTSE 250 company's chief executive step aside.</p> <p>Atkins' board last night agreed to a cash takeover at &pound;20.80-a-share, ...
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Liverpool Echo   15 February 2017   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>This is the sinkhole which appeared at the Port of Liverpool’s £400m Liverpool2 container terminal.</p><p>The hole appeared at the new port complex, which opened in November and the area had to be sealed off.</p><p>The ECHO has now been sent a photograph ...
UK Government   10 February 2017   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>Plans to bring HS2 to Manchester and Leeds took a step forward today with the confirmation that contracts will be awarded to CH2M, Arup, an AECOM / Capita / INECO joint venture and a Mott MacDonald / WSP joint venture to help progress the design.</p> <p>The ...
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The construction index   03 February 2017   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>Balfour Beatty has been confirmed as main contractor for The Madison, a 53-storey residential tower block in London&rsquo;s Canary Wharf district.</p> <p>The construction contract, worth &pound;150m, sees the contractor follow on from its initial &pound;1m ...
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ICE website (ice.org.uk)   07 December 2016   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>"<em>As an ICE Fellow whose career has taken him into the world of data, analytics and financial services, it seems that we are rapidly reaching a point &ndash; if we are not there already &ndash;where data and analytics in their many guises are now pervasive ...
Construction Enquirer   21 November 2016   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>Government funding has been agreed for a &pound;369m overhaul of Buckingham Palace.</p> <p><br />The ten-year programme of work will start next April to completely revamp the building&rsquo;s antiquated M&amp;E system.</p> <p>Much of the Palace&rsquo;s ...
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The Guardian   10 November 2016   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>Seven houses have been evacuated after a sinkhole appeared in gardens in a North Yorkshire market town dubbed the sinkhole capital of Britain.</p> <p>Emergency crews were called to the 20-metre wide (66ft) hole in Magdalen&rsquo;s Road, Ripon, on Tuesday ...