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Tilbury Douglas takeover talks; Crossrail opening; Humber Bridge build photos

As the week draws to a close, CM rounds up the construction stories you may have missed over the past seven days:

Kier in ‘advanced talks’ to buy Tilbury Douglas

Interserve Construction rebranded to Tilbury Douglas in 2021

Kier is in exclusive talks to buy Tilbury Douglas, the construction arm of collapsed group Interserve, according to Sky News. The deal would make Kier one of the government’s largest private sector contractors if it goes ahead.

Crossrail on track for June opening

Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station

Crossrail is still on course to open at the end of June this year, three and a half years after its original planned opening date, according to the London Evening Standard. The project’s budget now exceeds £20bn.

Humber Bridge construction photos archive

The Humber Bridge (Image: Dreamstime)

A trove of photographs showing the construction of the Humber Bridge has resurfaced thanks to Hull resident. The photos of the build, which involved the construction of hollow reinforced concrete towers reaching 155m in height, were showcased in the Hull Daily Mail. Work on the bridge began in 1972 and it was opened in 1981.

Balfour Beatty on greening the supply chain

Balfour Balfour Beatty’s senior sustainable procurement manager, Katherine Rusack, has explained how the company is attempting to ‘green’ its supply chain in an interview with Supply Chain Digital magazine.

115 redundancies after East Yorkshire firm collapses

A total of 115 staff members have been made redundant following the collapse of construction firm PDR, based in Hessle, East Yorkshire, according to the BBC.

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