Welcome to the latest edition of UK Construction Excellence – celebrating the very best in British building.
It’s a time of political uncertainty. In a landmark ruling, Parliament is to have its say on Brexit, potentially thwarting Theresa May’s plans to trigger Article 50 before the end of the fiscal year.
In Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness has resigned as Deputy First Minister in protest of a bungled energy initiative, and triggered a snap election in the process. Across the Atlantic, Donald Trump has been sworn in amid a sea of protesters and early controversy.
And yet, the UK construction industry remains resilient in the march towards economic prosperity and future growth. Construction has a vital role to play post-Brexit, and the mood is one of optimism rather than anxiety.
With HS2 on the horizon, we look into the far-flung future of HS3 – the conceptual high speed railway linking North East and West. The National Infrastructure Commission has advised the Government to put HS3 at the heart of a ‘High Speed North’, and UK Construction Excellence finds out why.
And, as the newly-released Hendry Review makes waves, we delve a little deeper into tidal lagoon power and the arguments for and against.
All this and more can be found inside, along with contributions from guest commentators and breaking news from Great Britain and beyond.