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BREAKING NEWS

 • Seddon and Viaduct Housing Partnership building for the future.


 • GT Access Takes UKs First 15 m Hinowa Booms
 • Snorkel UK Appoints PLP Lift Trucks As Regional Dealer
 • A-Plant to Merge Lion Trackhire and Eve under New Name
 • Lendlease have renewed their framework agreement with Human Recognition Systems.
 • RPS Appointed for GWR Exeter Depot Expansion

 

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Thames Estuary Airport - A proposal worth fast tracking

A lot has been written about an alternative to continued investment in an already outdated and overcrowded Heathrow airport. They can add extra runways, but for any who frequently uses the airport, they will see, by comparison, that it is well past its sell by date.

You can upgrade existing structures to a limit but no matter how much work is done, they will never meet the modern day benefits - as Terminal 5 has illustrated.

London Mayor, Boris Johnson is rapidly gaining support for his push for development in the Thames Estuary and with other leading proponents in major developments getting involved, the idea is now being taken more seriously.

Lord Foster, chairman and founder of Foster + Partners, has launched a fresh proposal for the Thames Hub – an integrated vision for the UK.

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Delivering a promise secures order at Singleton Birch

Singleton Birch Ltd, has taken delivery of a second Volvo L350F wheeled loader for its quarrying activities at Melton Ross Quarries, Barnetby, North Lincolnshire, based upon the fuel savings of their first machine delivered in February 2010.


SITE EQUIPMENT

New products from Komatsu • Caterpillar • JCB Engines • Humbaur • Tower Light • Lavendon Access Services

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Painting of the Forth Bridge completed

The iconic structure is now scaffold-free for the first time in over a decade as repair and repainting programme draws to a close.


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Challenging project in rapid river crossing
for pipeline firm

Six JCB excavators were involved in a complex and time sensitive application – laying 140 metres of pipe-line under a Lancashire riverbed.

Cumbria-based drainage and pipeline specialist, Waitings had just 24 hours to lay the pipeline during low tide on the River Lune in Lancaster.


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Major Thames Water Tunnel works begin

Work is underway on the Lee tunnel - a critical part of the Thames Water tunnel project, a scheme to virtually eliminate the need to allow untreated sewage to overflow into the River Thames. Many parts of the project are still in the planning stages but some works are in progress at a site called the Lea Tunnel


CONSTRUCTION NEWS - ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Mix messages from all sides

There is much discussion about the dire state of the construction industry, announcements from the Government on what is going to be done to stimulate the industry but little mention by the powers that be of many of these schemes being put on hold for further consultations.

   
   
 

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