In pictures | The best images of May

A round-up of the best images of May 2024.

Image: Merlin Entertainments

Keeping an eye on London

Lambeth Council has confirmed that the London Eye will remain on London’s
South Bank after its lease expires in 2028. Mace and Tilbury Douglas constructed the 135m high Ferris wheel.

Arrival of the Renfrew Bridge’s first section

The south section of the 184m cable-stayed twin-leaf Renfrew Bridge, made in the Netherlands, arrives on the River Clyde after travelling for seven days on a barge across the North Sea, English Channel and Irish Sea.

Graham is installing it on the Renfrew side of the river ahead of the north section of the bridge arriving this month.

Image: Wilkinson Eyre

Graham to redevelop Lord’s Cricket Ground

Graham has been named as the preferred bidder for the redevelopment of Lord’s Cricket Ground. The £60m project involves extensive repurposing of the Tavern Stand and the demolition and modern reconstruction of the Allen Stand.

It will increase capacity by at least 1,100 seats. Construction is set to start in September and will last until May 2027.

Portugal’s first 3D-printed house

Startup Havelar has completed the first 3D-printed house in Porto using COBOD’s 3D construction printing technology. The 80 sq m two-bedroom house was printed in 18 hours.

Structural monitoring technology on the M25

Mabey Hire deployed a bespoke package of sensors on the Merstham Viaduct. This allowed Octavius Infrastructure to monitor in real-time the movement of bearings against temperature to check if they had seized or were operating sufficiently.

HS2 breakthrough

The UK’s high-speed railway project achieved another milestone after completing half of the tunnel network. HS2’s fleet of 10 tunnel boring machines has excavated 47km of tunnels between Birmingham and London.

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