3 November 2015

Crossrail Anglia collaboration on isolation split innovation

An integrated Crossrail team has come up with an innovative solution to the problem of isolation splits. The team from Network Rail, Costain and VGC Group worked together to provide crossing neutrals for RRVs (road-rail vehicles) to travel under live overhead line equipment (OLE). Because it is impractical to switch off too large an area

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7 September 2015

VGC selected for Network Rail framework

VGC Rail Projects has been selected as part of Network Rail’s LNW (London North West) CP5 Civils framework. Network Rail London North Western Route plans to place approximately £70 million worth of civil engineering projects for the next 3 – 5 years within this framework. The framework will also provide VGC Rail Projects with opportunities

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3 September 2015

New training partnership, new careers in rail

The first group of recruits from a new training partnership is about to join VGC. An innovative partnership between GP Strategies Training Limited and VGC helps unemployed people from deprived areas in Glasgow into work. The first group of seven recruits has just passed their PTS (personal track safety) qualification; they are about to begin

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2 September 2015

ICE Fellowship for VGC director

VGC non-executive director Bob Webb has been accepted as a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) grade of Fellow is the most senior grade of ICE membership. It is reserved for senior civil engineers who have made a significant contribution to the civil engineering profession, and are engaged

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29 July 2015

VGC wins Costain Crossrail Anglia contract

The VGC Group has begun work on a £2.3m contract with Costain to construct three key sections of the surface section of the Crossrail Anglia route. The £150 million north-east spur project will prepare the railway between east London and Essex for the start of Crossrail services in 2018. The 16.4-mile section from Stratford, east

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29 June 2015

Qualifications for over 70 VGC workers

Twenty VGC workers have been given Persons and BESC training, and over 50 more are gaining specialist NVQ qualifications. This investment in people ensures continuity of work, and gives VGC the flexibility to support its range of clients. A group of workers finishing up a project in NW London have been given training to equip

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22 June 2015

HSQE expert promoted to director

John Hannan has been promoted to HSQE director for the VGC Group. Terry Dutton-Wells, our previous HSQE director, is stepping back from his operational responsibilities to become a non-executive director. A dedicated health and safety expert, with a range of safety qualifications and a wealth of experience, John (pictured left) joined VGC as HSQE manager

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11 June 2015

VGC wins Infrastructure 21 Training award

The VGC Group has won the Training category in the inaugural Infrastructure 21 awards, which recognise best practice in key supply chain competencies. The awards are part of a new Leadership programme by CECA (Civil Engineering Contractors Association) and New Civil Engineer which has identified six areas of importance for the future of civil engineering.

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9 June 2015

VGC helps move 5G research forward

VGC Construction is providing bases and cable routes for the ground-breaking 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey, which aims to become the world’s premiere 5G research centre. Due to open in autumn 2015, the new £70 million dedicated 5G Innovation Centre on the University’s Stag Hill campus will be home to over 150

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25 March 2015

VGC is 'Contractor of the Year'

VGC has been named ‘Contractor of the Year 2014’ on the Crossrail project at Bond Street station, based on the year’s safety scores. On the Crossrail project at Bond Street station managed by Costain Skanska, seven safety areas are measured each month, and the contractor who has scored highest is awarded ‘Contractor of the Month’.

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