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Laing O’Rourke has been selected as the principal contractor for the £440m Westgate retail development in Oxford shopping centre by the Westgate Oxford Alliance, a joint venture between Land...Read more
Prime Place, Willmott Dixon's residential development arm, has agreed to buy Tubs Hill House in Sevenoaks from Development Securities which it plans to convert into residential apartments.
Morgan Sindall secures £16m Heathrow Taxiway contract
Heathrow Airport has awarded a £16m contract to Morgan Sindall to work on the improvement project on phase one of Sierra Taxiway which runs just off the Southern Runway and connects the Cargo areas at Heathrow and the runway to Terminal 4.
Mace selected for £200m Bracknell regeneration project
UK-based construction firm Mace has been selected as the main contractor on the £200 million regeneration of Bracknell town centre in the UK.
McAleer & Rushe wins £19m Edinburgh hotel contract
McAleer & Rushe has won a £19m contract to construct the new Adagio Aparthotel for Artisan Real Estate Investors in central Edinburgh, UK.
Development Securities-TfL JV to redevelop Southwark underground station
Development Securities and Transport for London (TfL) have inked a joint venture agreement to construct a residential-led mixed-use redevelopment at Southwark Underground station on Blackfriars Road in London.
Lifting equipment manufacturer Verlinde is playing an integral role in both the maintenance and service of four Puma helicopters located at recently-renovated French air force base.
Going the distance
Parts, service and support is crucial for the all-terrain crane user and hire companies alike reports Adrian Greeman
Living with the new normal
China’s president Xi Jinping stressed in speeches in 2014 that the country—and its trading partners—would have to accept a ‘new normal’ of restrained growth, not the double digit percentage rates of previous decades. At Bauma China, Will North found manufacturers facing up to this new reality.
Liebherr’s PowerBoom used on LR 11000
Liebherr's 1,000t LR 11000 crawler crane has been used with its PowerBoom system for the first time. The system, a parallel boom that increases load capacities, was used with the LR 11000 crane at a wind turbine project in northern Germany.
Gateway to the east
Current growth in Turkey is being driven not just by domestic projects, but by the country’s proximity to another burgeoning region, Central Asia. Daniel Searle reports.
The project involves the construction of a 166,000m2 data center.
SOC – Common Seawater Supply Facility, Iraq
The project involves the construction of Water injection plant with capacity of 12.5 million barrels of water a day and is planned to be implemented in phases.
HQMC – Solar Power Development 10000 MW, Nigeria
The project involves the construction of a 10,000MW solar power plant on 84ha area.
Switch – SUPERNAP Data Center, Nevada, US
The project involves the construction of a data center with a gross floor area (GFA) of 278,709m2 on 405ha of land in phases.
GCC – Railway Network, Kuwait
The project involves the construction of 3,954km rail line covering the coast of the Gulf and extending from Oman to Kuwait, passing through the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
The white paper has been developed by McGraw Hill Research Foundation, in association with University of California, Berkeley and the Center for Green Schools.