London construction jobs to rise

6,450 more construction jobs are set to be created in London over the next five years, according to new research released yesterday by training body CITB. Construction of Crossrail, the Thameslink and Victoria station upgrades and the Thames Tideway tunnel will all contribute to the increase, as will demand for new homes. “The government’s Help to Buy scheme has kick-started demand across the housing market and new infrastructure projects in London will help create jobs,” said Janette Welton-Pai from the CITB.