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Rail, Construction and Infrastructure Update

This week’s Rail, Construction and Infrastructure News:

Barratt London has won the agreement with SEGRO to build over 1,000 homes on the former Nestle plant in West London. The site is located next to the Hayes and Harlington railway station, which will become a Crossrail station in 2019 and therefore will become a prime location for businesses and residents.

John Graham Construction, Land Engineering, Mackenzie Construction, Covanburn Contracts, Douglas Kynoch Drainage Contractor and Morgan Sindall have been appointed for the £35m civil engineering framework for Scottish Canals. The work will include bridges, culverts, retaining walls, reservoirs, towpaths, buildings, embankments, and cuttings.

BAE Systems has appointed Balfour Beatty the £82.5m contract to build engineering and training facilities at RAF Marham. This would enable RAF Marham to become the main operating station for the UK’s fleet of F-35 Lightning and jets.

Also this week, Cambridge University working with PLP Architecture and engineers Smith and Wallwork have presented a proposal to the Mayor of London for a 300m high wooden building integrated within the Barbican. If the proposal goes ahead this timber structure would become the second tallest building in London after The Shard.

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