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TBM breakthrough on £100M Glasgow water resilience project


HB Tunnelling has completed the construction of a 252m long tunnel that will form a section of a new trunk water main in Glasgow.

The tunnel, which has an internal diameter of 1.5m, was constructed between Broomloan road and the north side of Bellahouston Park in the suburb of Ibrox, south…

Thames Tideway ‘super sewer’ cost holds steady at £4.5bn


Tideway, the company building London’s new super sewer Thames Tideway, has released its latest annual report, confirming the capital cost of the project remains £4.5bn, as reported in April.

Tideway confirmed the figure in its financial results for the year ending March 2023, detailing a year in which almost all underground…

How Knights Brown will deliver the £30M Cardiff Coastal defence scheme


Knights Brown will provide 1:200 year flood protection along 2.9km of the Cardiff coast using a variety of interventions including rock armour, 19m sheet piles and embankment reinforcement works.

The Hampshire-based contractor was awarded the £30M contract by Cardiff Council. The scheme, designed by JBA Consulting, will see defences updated along…

£1.4M announced for digital modelling projects that support infrastructure climate change resilience


The UK Government has allocated £1.4M to fund eight projects focused on infrastructure climate change resilience.

The £1.4M will support eight projects supported by computational modelling that promise to reinforce infrastructure resilience against severe weather events. The projects all have a key focus on underground infrastructure including water pipes and electrical…