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Rail, Construction and Infrastructure Update

This week’s Rail, Construction and Infrastructure news:

Hochtief (UK) Construction has won the Network Rail £23m contract to deliver platform extensions in the Thames Valley from Paddington to Newbury, Oxford, and associated branch lines. The project will be completed in phases to provide infrastructure capability enhancements to enable the operation of new longer electric trains. Expected completion date is the end of June 2017.

The government opened the bidding process this week for its reformed Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme. The aim of the government is to increase the supply of new shared ownership and other affordable homes in England by March 2021. Closing date for submissions is noon on 2 September, with initial funding allocations expected to be announced by mid-December.

Costain has been chosen by the National Grid for its £100m project to replace its gas pipeline across the Humber estuary. The 5.4km long replacement pipeline designed by Capita will be constructed in a tunnel beneath the River Humber.

London Borough of Ealing has approved plans for Berkeley Group to regenerate the former Southall Gasworks on the 88-acre brownfield site. This will include 46,000m2 of commercial space, a primary school, a health centre, and green space. The project is expected to start this year and delivered in a number of phases over a 25 year period.

Also this week HS2 announced dates for their supply chain roadshow starting in May. The roadshow is to tell companies of all sizes how to win a slice of the action, explain the work packages available and to explain to companies how to bid. You can find the dates here.

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