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Costain wins Heathrow Airport construction role


Costain has been appointed by Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) to deliver a series of construction and infrastructure renewal projects.

Under the terms of the delivery partner contract, Costain will deliver HAL’s new investment programme, designed to allow Heathrow to become a “net-zero aviation hub”. As delivery partner, Costain will work with…

Virgin Atlantic pulls support for Heathrow third runway


Virgin Atlantic has pulled its support for the proposed Heathrow third runway due to disagreements over the cost to airlines to use the airport.

Once a prominent backer of the third runway plans, Virgin Atlantic chief executive Shai Weiss has now said there is “no longer unequivocal support”. Speaking at the…

Alternatives revealed for scrapped link road with Leeds Bradford Airport


A consultation has been launched on new proposals for sustainable transport connections to Leeds Bradford Airport.

Leeds City Council is looking for responses to proposals to improve sustainable transport connections along Whitehouse Lane and Scotland Lane after its A65-A658 Link Route proposals were scrapped. The original plans for a £100M 5km…

Luton Airport owner delays £1.5bn expansion plans


The owner of Luton Airport has delayed the submission of its £1.5bn expansion plans.

A development consent order (DCO) application for a second terminal at the airport was due to be submitted by the end of this year, however NCE sister title Construction News has learned that the application has been…

Campaigners take Bristol Airport expansion to High Court


Campaign group Bristol Airport Action Network (BAAN) will today mount its legal challenge in the High Court against the expansion of Bristol Airport.

BAAN was granted the legal challenge in May. It’s the latest in a tug-of-war about the expansion, which would increase the airport’s capacity from 10M to 12M annual…

Who is new transport secretary Mark Harper?


Conservative MP for the Forest of Dean Mark Harper has been hired as transport secretary, less than two months after Anne-Marie Trevelyan took the role – will his guidance of the Department for Transport differ much from what we expected of his predecessor?

Prior to becoming a politician, Harper was an…

Final works underway on Inverness Airport Station


Network Rail begins its next programme of works for the £14M construction of Inverness Airport Station today.

The work will close a section of the line between Inverness and Aberdeen for 11 days. Engineers will work around the clock during this time to carry out extensive work between Inverness and Nairn…

Ryanair lodges objection against proposed £175M tunnel under Dublin Airport


Ryanair has lodged an objection against operator Dublin Airport Authority’s (DAA) plans to build a tunnel under the airport.

The Irish airline believes the £175M proposal will “contribute towards an excessively high per passenger price cap and damage the recovery of Irish aviation”. BMA Planning has submitted the objection on behalf…