Three weekends of road closures in final push to complete Fitzroy Place

Men laying tarmac.

Several streets in the centre of Fitzrovia will be closed over three weekends in June to enable resurfacing and paving works in Mortimer Street. The work is being carried out as part of the final stages of the troublesome Fitzroy Place development on the former Middlesex Hospital site. The work will be done by Volker Highways, acting …

McAlpine blames Fitzroy Place contract for financial loss

Image of John Constable behind hoarding.

Construction giant Sir Robert McAlpine has blamed problems with a contract at Fitzroy Place in Fitzrovia for a £90 million loss, according to a report in today's Sunday Times. McAlpine published its accounts this week and blamed a "number of poorly performing contracts which have incurred considerable losses” but didn't name any specific jobs as the …