A willingness to embrace change, integrate digital technologies – and most important of all – consult with the public: these are all key ingredients of a successful infrastructure project. The New Statesman speaks to Derek Holden of URS to find out more
The long-term benefits of an “infrastructure renaissance” will never be realised unless we tackle the engineering skills gap at classroom level.
It was meant to be finished, er, now.
Need a house? Just hit Ctrl+P.
After excavating your mega-basement in Holland Park, it’s cheaper and easier to leave the JCB entombed down there with the pool, personal cinema and staff quarters.
South Africa's gold mining industry has suffered a number of setbacks in recent years. Repeated union strikes have resulted in bloody clashes between workers and police. Economic pressure has increased after a recent fall in the price of gold.
Will it ever open?
London's major new transport project is inaccessible to thousands for a saving of just 0.2 per cent of its budget.
Shelter on Help to Buy: "many people [will be] tempted to overstretch themselves before prices rise completely out of reach”.
House prices rose over the last year.
It is no longer unthinkable that one or both of Labour and the Lib Dems could go into the next election pledging to scrap the project.
Renting is now more expensive than owning with a mortgage in 44 per cent of all local authorities, but for many families it is the only option.
It’s all very well getting misty-eyed about steamy-windowed seaside caffs serving up crab sandwiches and pots of tea but the reality is that the crab was always tinned and the teapot always leaked.
It must be political, because it certainly isn't economic.
Lloyd's is being sold for £260m.
A holistic approach to infrastructure will encourage growth.
The franchise model is slowly dying in London.
The private rented sector has fundamentally changed over the past decade; yet the rules governing how it functions are rooted in the late 1980s.
Falling well short of projections.
Business quote of the day.
Oxford United turns abstract into reality.
The problem is prosperity.
Sector posts continued decline.
Dropped 1 per cent, according to Nationwide.
Including work on the old St Clement's Hospital site, London.