Infrastructure and energy projects tracker
Infrastructure and energy projects tracker

The following Construction practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Infrastructure and energy projects tracker
  • Crossrail (the Elizabeth line)
  • High Speed 2 (HS2)
  • Heathrow
  • Northern Powerhouse Rail (previously known as High Speed 3 (HS3))
  • Crossrail 2

This Practice Note tracks recent developments relating to certain high-profile UK infrastructure and energy projects.

Crossrail (the Elizabeth line)

Railway between Reading/Heathrow and Shenfield/Abbey Wood (via central London).

DateDevelopmentFind out more
1 December 2020Additional borrowing of £825m for Greater London Authority for CrossrailSee: LNB News 01/12/2020 77 and LNB News 03/12/2020 22.
21 August 2020Crossrail delayed again until 2022See: LNB News 21/08/2020 63.
8 November 2019Crossrail Ltd announces that Elizabeth line is not expected to open before 2021.See: LNB News 08/11/2019 27.
18 July 2019Infrastructure and Projects Authority annual report downgrades project to red delivery confidence assessment, which means successful delivery of the project appears to be unachievable.See: LNB News 19/07/2019 25.
25 April 2019Crossrail Ltd announces that the Elizabeth line is expected to open between October 2020 and March 2021, with Bond Street station opening at a later date.See: LNB News 26/04/2019 70.
3 April 2019The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts publishes a report on reasons behind the delay in launching Crossrail.See: LNB News 03/04/2019 33.

High Speed 2 (HS2)

High speed railway between London and the north, split across three phases:

  1. Phase 1: London to West Midlands

  2. Phase 2a: West Midlands to Crewe

  3. Phase 2b: West Midlands to Leeds, and Crewe to Manchester

DateDevelopmentFind out more
15 October 2020HS2 enabling works £800m overbudget and set

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