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22nd August 2019

The latest news this week in the Built Environment:

HS2 | Review could make project unrecognisable

Removing Euston as the High Speed 2 (HS2) southern terminus and examining whether HS2 Ltd is the right entity to take the scheme forward will be among the questions a new no-holds-barred review into the project will ask. Read more…

Crossrail: Four in 10 signal test scenarios fail to pass

Crossrail is still grappling with a number of signalling issues after it was found that 40% of test scenarios carried out to date have failed to pass. In a report submitted to the London Assembly this month, Crossrail stated that of the 106 tests of train and signalling software configurations undertaken at Crossrail’s testing facility in Chippenham near Bath, 60 passed, with 46 failing, representing a 57% success rate. Read more…

New train station part of £218m Chelmsford regeneration

As part of a major £218m regeneration of Chelmsford, a new train station is set to be constructed to improve transport infrastructure in the area. The new station is set to be built at the Beaulieu Park estate, providing access to the Great Eastern Main Line (GEML), running to and from London. Read more…

Mott MacDonald confirms Brexit contingency plans as full-year accounts revealed

Mott MacDonald has plans for “whatever the outcome” is of the prime minister’s Brexit talks. The engineering consultancy said that it has developed contingency plans covering a wide range of scenarios for after the UK leaves the European Union. Read more…

Contractors sought for £1.3bn Portsmouth harbour development

Portsmouth City Council is looking for contractors to take on its £1.3bn waterfront expansion. The development, which would involve land reclamation, would transform Tipner Peninsula, located to the east of Portsmouth Harbour, into a new district called Tipner West. Read more…

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