In pictures | The best images of January

A round up of the best images from January.

best images of January
Image: Museum of London

Art of Building competition winner

‘Bricks’ by Belgium’s Alain Schroeder became this year’s Art of Building Judges’ Choice winner. The photo reflects the dangerous conditions some people work in at brick factories in Bangladesh.

best images of January

Balfour Beatty Vinci assembles HS2 tunnel boring machine

A 90-strong specialist team assembled the 1,600-tonne machine set to build the second bore of the HS2 Bromford Tunnel in Birmingham.

Two 600-tonne cranes lifted the huge 125-tonne cutterhead into place at the front of the 125m-long machine in the pit bottom.

best images of January

Built heritage at Blenheim Palace

Ahead of National Apprenticeships Week this month, Aimee-Anna Akinola recently completed a project management apprenticeship role at Blenheim Palace. She will soon be a construction project manager working on restoration projects across the whole of the Blenheim Palace World Heritage Site.

Floating crane in South London

A ‘floating crane’ is aiding construction of a student accommodation tower by London Bridge station. The crane sits on steelwork which extends off the building structure to save space. Mace is building the project for Greystar.

Carbon neutral scheme in Westminster

FM Conway laid a new road surface on Elmfield Way, in the London Borough of Westminster, containing 92% recycled materials. The project used low-carbon techniques to achieve a total embodied and operational carbon saving of 78%.

Image: Jack Boskett Media

Waterproofing of the Stanway Viaduct 

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway appointed Walsh Construction to repair the 120-year-old Stanway Viaduct, which carries the railway over a valley north of Toddington station. The work involves the removal of track and ballast and replacement of the deck. 

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