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Exclusive | Heathrow’s imminent big decisions


The position and length of a third runway at Heathrow airport are the priority decisions for the team planning its third runway, expansion director Phil Wilbraham has revealed.

In an exclusive interview with New Civil Engineer, Wilbraham laid out the timeframe for the big decisions on Heathrow, which will form the…

£115M Luton airport rail link tender out

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A tender for £115M worth of civils work for a new rail link at London Luton Airport (LLA) has been released.

The design build package is for a 2.1km mass rapid passenger transit system from Luton Airport Parkway station to Luton Airport terminal. The works will be on and off the…

Residents wooed with Heathrow noise pledges

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A bid to win local support for Heathrow Airport’s expansion programme has begun with the publication of proposals to spend £700M on noise insulation for homes, and £40M on schools.

Residents in the proposed Heathrow expansion zone have been subject to a charm offensive from the government. Plans for noise mitigation…

Heathrow pollution fears not alleviated say MPs


Government must do more to show Heathrow expansion can be delivered within legal air pollution limits, the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has said.

Fears about noise impacts, higher carbon emissions and poorer air quality are raised in the committee’s Airports Commission Report Follow-up: Carbon Emissions, Air Quality and Noise report…

Big names to speak at UK Transport

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Bosses of the UK’s biggest clients are lining up to speak at the new UK Transport event to share their passion for  and insight into infrastructure investment.

Leaders of Network Rail, Highways England, Heathrow Airport, Crossrail 2, Transport for West Midlands and High Speed 2 are already confirmed for the new…

Your View | Swansea Sparks

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Mike Unsworth must be congratulated for his intention to build a tidal lagoon power project in Swansea Bay once the expected contract for difference is agreed (New Civil Engineer, February). It is sad we could have led the world nearly 100 years ago as ICE member AMA Struben argued the…

Heathrow expansion plans set in motion

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The government has set out the policy framework which will define how Heathrow develops plans for a third runway.

Environmental conditions must be met before Heathrow is granted planning permission for its third runway, according to the government’s draft Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) published today. Transport secretary Chris Grayling set out the…

Analysis | Who is really fighting for Heathrow?


Heathrow is a go. But who is now really pushing to get this thing built?

Come 2025 Heathrow’s third runway will be open for business. Between then and now upwards of £20bn will be spent making it happen. It’s a massive project with huge logisitical, legal and environmental challenges. Many people…