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Robots to fix potholes

Road repair robots are set to be introduced by Amey to fill potholes in just two minutes. They have spent  £500,000 on two road patchers which are set to slash repair times on its Highways Agency deal across the East of England. These machines can be fully controlled from the cab and remove the need for a road worker to be on the carriageway. The potholes will be fully fixed in just two minutes rather than the hour that conventional methods can take. The …

Hinckley bus station scheme

Bowmer & Kirkland has won the bid for the £80m regeneration scheme around Hinckley bus station in Leicestershire. Construction will not start on the retail and cinema complex in June. B&K will build a cinema, Sainsbury’s, five restaurants, 18 shops, some offices and a five-stop bus station. Final legal agreements have now been signed and the Borough Council is about to give notice to all landowners on the bus station site of its intention to proceed with the work. Leader of Hinckley …

£24m A47 Postwick Hub

The go ahead has been given to Balfour Beatty to start work on the scheme to enlarge the junction on the A47 at Postwick, east of Norwich. Transport minister Baroness Kramer released funding for the new transport hub, expected to support two business parks and 600 new homes. The main work can start later this month with completion of the scheme in November next year. New slip roads and a second bridge will replace existing side roads at the hub site, which could serve the …

Ness flood defences phase 2

Work will start at the end of this month on the year-long second phase of the River Ness Flood Alleviation Scheme in Inverness by McLaughlin and Harvey. The Northern Ireland firm, which recently built the new ferry terminal extension at Sconser, Skye, secured the job with a £9.1m bid. The project will take part on both sides of the river Ness between Friars Bridge and the mouth of the river near the harbour. It will raise the existing flood defences along both banks of the …

£100m Aberdeen city centre

Muse has unveiled plans for a £100m revamp of Marischal Square in Aberdeen’s city centre. A full planning application will be submitted for the project at the end of this month. Demolition work is underway at the Marischal Square site so it can be handed to Muse later this year ahead of the scheme being completed in 2017. Already Aviva Investors have committed to funding the scheme to create a mixed-use quarter for the city. • 175,000 sq ft of offices …