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Issue 655 - 5 September 2014: Features
D’Alton strikes the deals to make  PB an attractive proposition

D’Alton strikes the deals to make PB an attractive proposition
Andrew Forster

Many of the transport projects that Parsons Brinckerhoff works on make headline news – HS2, Manchester Metrolink and the M25 to name but three. But it’s unusual for the media spotlight to shine on the infrastructure consultancy itself. Since parent company Balfour Beatty announced PB was up for sale in May, however, there has been feverish speculation about who would buy a business that employs almost 14,000 people worldwide, 2,500... continue

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London mayor fights on in the media after his airport plans are rejected

London mayor fights on in the media after his airport plans are rejected

A WAR of words broke out in the media after the Government’s Airports Commission formally rejected plans for a new hub airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed ‘Boris Island’, earlier this week (see page 7). Writing in The Daily Telegraph the day before the announcement was made, London mayor Boris Johnson was working on the assumption that the commission’s rejection of his plans for a brand new airport means that it is... continue