Humber Bridge to give tolling contract details in “meet the buyer” day

The operators of the Humber Bridge have announced a special event to help companies planning to tender to deliver a new toll collection scheme at the crossing. The Humber Bridge Board’s Meet the Buyer event will help companies learn more about its requirements for a new tolling system, understand the procurement process and contractural arrangements […]

Santander Cycles to launch e-bikes in London from September

Transport for London and sponsor Santander have announced that e-bikes will be introduced to London’s cycle hire scheme from 12 September. It says in July the scheme recorded its busiest month in its history, with more than 1.3 million hires across the month and now “to support the scheme’s continued success and financial sustainability”, TfL […]

Amey begins managing north-east roads in Scotland

Amey has taken over Transport Scotland’s roads maintenance contract in the North East of the country. The contract, worth up to an estimated £540m, will run for eight years with a potential to extend for a further four years. Working with Transport Scotland, Amey will deliver highways maintenance on the motorways and trunk roads, design […]

VolkerHighways completes Bath city centre improvements

VolkerHighways has announced it has completed public realm improvement works on the historic York Street and Swallow Street in Bath city centre. Having received National Heritage Lottery funding to expand the Roman Baths and create an educational centre in the heart of Bath, Bath and Northeast Somerset Council appointed VolkerHighways to carry out refurbishments and […]

National Highways confirms A12 resurfacing plan

National Highways has announced it’ll be undertaking around 15 months of work to resurface an ageing concrete road surface on the A12 in Essex. The work between Marks Tey and Stanway on the outskirts of Colchester will involve completely removing the concrete road surface and some of the foundations, before rebuilding the road and resurfacing […]

Electric van maker about to start production for UPS

The EV startup Arrival is getting ready to begin production of electric vans for the parcel firm UPS at its microfactory in Bicester, Oxfordshire. The company says it has invented a new method of assembly using low capital, low footprint microfactories located to serve local communities. UPS ordered hundreds of millions of euros worth of […]

Eco construction company appoints former Labour Minister as chairman

The land regeneration company Ecofill, which styles itself as a “brand new and sustainable alternative to the use of aggregates in traditional earthworks construction” has appointed former UK Construction Minister and former Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Dr Nigel Griffiths, as Chairman. The Leeds-based company’s technology for the construction sector is trumpetted as […]

Balfour Beatty profits rise 42%

Construction firm Balfour Beatty has announced what it’s calling a strong financial performance in its 2022 half-year results. Figures show its underlying profit from operations is up 42% from £60 million a year ago to £85 million, and the order book has gone up 10% to £17.7 billion. It’s now holding £811 million in cash […]


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