Top 2020 Construction & Civil Engineering projects to look out for!

Top 2020 Construction & Civil Engineering projects!

Mirren Dougan

December 24, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, we’re taking a look at what 2020 has to offer for the Construction & Civil Engineering industry! 2019 has been a big year for UK Projects; we’ve seen work begin on projects such as the Barking Riverside Rail Development, Transpennine route upgrade & Gatwick Airport Pier 6 extension, alongside the completion of many projects such as the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Highways scheme.

Let’s take a look at some of the Major UK Projects scheduled to begin and end within the next year:

1. Crossrail

Crossrail is a 73-mile new railway line under development across London. During 2020 the line will undertake testing including an extensive period of Trial Running to build absolute confidence in the safety and reliability of the whole system before opening to the public. The central section will be substantially complete by the end of the first quarter in 2020, except for Bond Street and Whitechapel stations where work will continue. The Elizabeth line will open as soon as practically possible in 2021. View all roles here.

Crossrail – The Elizabeth line map

2. Thames Tideway

Tideway is building the Thames Tideway Tunnel – London’s new super sewer. It will be a 7.2m diameter, 25km-long tunnel, up to 65m below ground. It will run from Acton to the Abbey Mills Pumping Station in Stratford, mostly under the river. View all Tideway vacancies here.

Thames Tideway London

3. High Speed 2

High Speed 2 (HS2) is a planned high-speed railway in the United Kingdom. HS2 is intended to link 21 destinations – Birmingham, Birmingham airport, Carlisle, Chesterfield, Crewe, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Manchester Airport, Newcastle, Old Oak Common in London, Oxenholme, Penrith, Preston, Sheffield, Warrington and York. The £900m package of enabling works is well underway with site investigations, demolition and land preparation clearing the way ahead of the main contractors starting on site. Click here to view our current vacancies.

High Speed 2 (HS2)

4. A1(M) junction 6 to junction 8: Smart Motorway

The Smart Motorway scheme is scheduled to begin early 2020. The A1(M) between junction 5 and 9 is in the top ten busiest sections of the entire London to Leeds (East) route with existing capacity problems, the Smart Motorway schemes are in place to help regulate the flow of traffic in these areas. The project is expected to cost between £109.7 million and £156.1 million. Click here for more information.

A1(M) Smart Motorway

5. Gatwick Airport expansion

Gatwick airport will begin to see expansion as part of a £1.11bn five-year investment plan. The new runway is necessary to cope with the increasing number of passengers year by year that travels through the airport. The expansion will proceed over 4 stages starting in mid-2018 until 2022. Click here to view all Gatwick Airport roles.

Gatwick Airport Expansion

6. Commonwealth Games

The Alexander Stadium which is scheduled to host the ceremonies and athletics is planned to be renovated and the capacity increased to 40,000 seats. A new 400-metre warm-up track is also planned. This would leave the stadium well placed to become the home of UK Athletics, hosting all the major national and international competitions after the Games. The project will create an average of 4,331 jobs per year until 2022.

Commonwealth Games, Birmingham

Are you interested in working on one of the top construction & civil engineering projects in the new year? Give us a call on 0208 522 8888 to discuss opportunities or register your interest online.