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Industry News Roundup

14th June 2019

The latest news this week in the Built Environment:

Bidders day for £900m Heathrow rail tunnel project

Network Rail is to hold a bidders days to set out contract plans for a 6.5km new rail link from Reading and Slough to London Heathrow Airport. Read more…

TfL awards contract for new DLR fleet to replace 30-year-old trains

TfL has awarded a contract for 43 new trains to replace the oldest rolling stock on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), with the first scheduled to enter passenger service from 2023. Read more…

Welsh Water customers enjoy £47M boost

Projects including a lead pipe replacement programme, reservoir visitor centres, and support for lowest-earning customers will benefit from a record £47 million ‘dividend’ from Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water to its customers. Read more…

UK supermarkets sign government pledge to help halve food waste

More than 100 of the “biggest players in food”, including all of the UK’s major supermarkets, have signed a pledge to take “ground-breaking action” to drive down food waste following a call to action from the government. Read more…

Still top dog: London continues to be the market to beat despite sluggish price growth

The latest data from independent London estate agent, Benham and Reeves, takes a look to see if London really is on its knees, or if this has been exaggerated. Read more…

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