Author Archives: Rob Hakimian

Track works complete on £116M Levenmouth rail restoration scheme


Track installation for Scotland's £116M Levenmouth rail restoration project was completed on late last week when Scottish transport minister Fiona Hyslop installed the final clip in the new track.

Restoration of the abandoned Levenmouth Rail Link will see the reinstatement of a 19th century railway line connecting the seaside town of Leven…

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…

Watch: How the role of structures in urban landscapes is evolving


This video was recorded at NCE's Bridge Design and Management conference 2023. Arcadis iconic bridge director Chris Short talks about the adaptation challenges of cities, how land use can be optimised and in particular how structures can be reapplied to promote active travel. He discusses the challenge of modal shift from…