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Geotechnical specialists scale Brighton’s chalk cliffs

A specialist team from CAN Geotechnical used rope access to work at a height of 30m (10 storeys) on Brighton’s chalk cliffs to make the area safe after repeated rockfalls affected the Undercliff Walk.

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Underwater Loo Gardens

A temporary installation held inside London’s ‘super sewer’ celebrated the positive environmental impact the Thames Tideway Tunnel will have in the capital.

The Loo Gardens were created with Joy Collective and featured hyperrealistic hand-painted flowers and sounds and scents of nature.

HS2’s deep shaft in Little Missenden

Engineers have completed the excavation of five shafts that will provide ventilation and emergency access to the 16km Chiltern Tunnel.

A ‘headhouse’ designed to resemble local farm buildings will be built on top of this shaft to house ventilation and safety equipment.

Granton gasholder’s bell gets ripped apart

The bell that floated up as water filled the historic gasholder in Granton Waterfront, Edinburgh, has been taken apart to make way for restoration works.

The City of Edinburgh Council plans to create a new multifunctional public space in the area as part of a wider £1.3bn regeneration project.

CIOB president receives honorary doctorate

The University of Westminster awarded an honorary doctorate to Sandi Rhys Jones OBE (second from right) for her work promoting diversity and inclusion in construction.

From left to right: Professor Andrew Linn, Professor Lynne Berry and Natalie Campbell MBE joined her at the ceremony.

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