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News releases

2020 News

Costain Skanska Joint Venture sets a new standard for social value on major infrastructure projects

At the Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CSjv) we are marking a significant milestone. By the end of 2020, we will have employed over 200 previously unemployed people on the HS2 Enabling Works Programme and reached over 11,000 young people in schools.

Alex Vaughan

Costain's CEO welcomes Government's Construction Playbook

We are delighted that the Government and industry have come together to jointly develop this Construction Playbook.

BSI kitemark for innovation management, Costain

Costain leads the way with Kitemark™ certification for innovation in industry

Costain, a smart infrastructure solutions company, is one of the first to achieve the BSI Kitemark for innovation. Costain worked in partnership with BSI, the business improvement company, to help design and pilot the new global certification scheme for innovation.

Alex Vaughan

Costain's CEO responds to Chancellor's Spending Review 2020

Infrastructure investment needs effective and agile governance, structure, and processes to ensure it can realise the desired economic, environmental, and social return behind the Government’s vision announced in today’s spending review.

Lawrence Webb at Costain

Costain’s Lawrence Webb elected vice president of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

Safety, health and environment strategy director, Lawrence Webb takes his place on the presidential team of IOSH.

Helen Willis CFO

Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Willis to the Board as chief financial officer with effect from 30 November 2020. She will join Costain on 23 November to commence a handover prior to taking up her position.

Gatwick Railway Station 2020

Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT) helps innovation prosper at Gatwick Airport station project

Building work has started on Gatwick Airport’s huge new railway station concourse as the first train pulled into a temporary platform, delivered ahead of schedule by Costain.

Lara Young, Costain group carbon manager

Lara Young wins prestigious industry award

Lara Young, group carbon manager at Costain, has been awarded a Highways UK 2020 Associate Laureate award for her commitment to driving forward the climate change agenda within transport.

Deblending hydrogen

Costain part of proving hydrogen can be distributed via existing gas networks

Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, in collaboration with the gas networks, has produced a feasibility study that will contribute to the ongoing assessments of the ability to use the existing UK gas transmission and distribution networks to transport hydrogen.

IICC infrastructure

Costain to help drive innovation in infrastructure at pace through new Cloud-based platform

Pushing the pace on digitisation and innovation to drive better, faster and greener delivery of infrastructure, Costain has worked together with key partner SAP as well as a consortium of industry leading enterprises, such as Transport for London (TfL), East West Rail Company, HS2 and Network Rail, called the ‘Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy Living Lab’ (TIES Living Lab) to create a demonstrator for a new cloud-based digital platform called the Intelligent Infrastructure Control Centre (IICC).