Mott MacDonald appoint Frances McAndrew as Group Head of Inclusion and Responsibility

Frances McAndrew has joined Mott MacDonald as the company’s group head of inclusion and responsibility, the company has announced. She will work closely with the company’s growing network of regional equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) leads and Advance employee network to make sure that everyone in Mott MacDonald across the world is represented in the […]

Highways England awards contract to design and deliver A358 upgrade to Taylor Woodrow

Highways England has announced that it has awarded a £328 million contract to design and deliver an upgrade to the A358 between the M5 at Taunton and the Southfields roundabout on the A303 to Taylor Woodrow. Preparatory works have been taking place with Taylor Woodrow, in partnership with Arup and Ramboll, undertaking ground investigation and […]

Three companies shortlisted for Lower Thames Crossing

Highways England has announced the three organisations shortlisted to build the £2.3 billion  Lower Thames Crossing.  It says they are: BFV JV; comprising BAM Nuttal Ltd, Ferrovial Construction (UK) Ltd and VINCI Construction Grands Projets, supported by Atkins Ltd, Tecnica y Proyectos SA (TYPSA) and Stantec UK Limited  Bouygues Murphy Joint Venture (BMJV); comprising Bouygues Travaux Publics S.A.S. and J Murphy & […]

Leicester scraps plan for CAZ after ‘significant’ improvements in air quality

Leicester City Council’s Air Quality Action Plan, launched in 2015, has seen a significant improvement in air quality, leading to the council cancelling future plans for a Clean Air Zone in the area. In 2018, the authority was one of 58 directed by the government to carry out feasibility studies for measures that cut nitrogen […]

Andy Street pledges to double transport spend if re-elected next month

The Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, has promised to double the amount of investment in transport in the region, by securing more government funding, if he is re-elected. Mr Street said said £277 million had been spent during 2020/2021 and that he was looking to bring that investment to more than £500 million […]

AECOM wins place on TfGM’s Professional Services framework

AECOM has announced it has won a place on Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM’s) Transport Professional Services (TPS) framework. The four-year framework will be used by TfGM and the ten local authorities in Greater Manchester to deliver transport projects and programmes across the region. Projects delivered through the framework will support Greater Manchester’s Right Mix […]

London Mayor candidate promises six months’ free travel

The actor Laurence Fox is promising six months of free tube and bus travel in London if he gets elected mayor in next month’s election. The Reclaim Party leader says it’ll help “bring the capital back to life” after lockdown. Fox told the Evening Standard, “Our Chancellor Rishi Sunak is paying people to stay at […]


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