Plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have taken another twist after new proposals were unveiled to save £2.5bn from its cost.
The expansion bill is now expected to drop to £14bn, with money saved through reducing space and breaking building work into stages.
When construction starts, the runaway will be one of the country’s major infrastructure works alongside such high-profile projects as Crossrail and HS2.
Our Director of Project Management and Contract Administration Lee Sargeant has been watching with a keen professional interest.
Merry Christmas and happy New Year from us all at McAndrew Martin!
Our warmest wishes and thanks go to all of our valued customers, clients, suppliers and business associates for their support during 2017.
We've recorded continued growth over the past 12 months, with demand increasing for multi-disciplinary services.
Highlights have also included our third charity golf day – one of the best attended corporate events of its kind on the South coast – which raised £6,000 as well as our summer garden party.
There is an interesting article on the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) website about the increasing importance of technology in achieving higher quality reporting standards, greater accuracy and faster turnaround times.
Our Director of Building Surveying Bruce Scott spotted the story on the RICS website. Bruce, like all of our highly qualified property professionals, uses the latest technology in the field and the office – including drones, tablets, integrated IT systems and bespoke software.