Construction has commenced on a new $42m senior housing development project in the Village of Nanuet, New York.
York Central Partnership (YCP) has secured approval from the York Council’s planning committee for plans to transform the brownfield city centre site into a residential, cultural and commercial space.The outline planning application for York Central includes 2,500 homes, of which 20% will be affordable, and a commercial quarter that will create up to 6,500 jobs.The application is now subject to approval by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire.The YCP members, Homes England, Network Rail, National Railway Museum and City of York Council, have been collaborating for the past four years on a £155m funding package for infrastructure works to unlock the brownfield land.While Network Rail has utilised its land to enable housing and economic growth, the National Railway Museum will use its £50m masterplan to expand facilities for its visitors.Similarly, City of York’s Council has played a vital role in providing funding streams for the project and related works.Homes England and Network Rail will act as master developers for the site.The scheme, covering 45 hectares of brownfield land, is one of the largest regeneration sites in England.It will enable the expansion of the National Railway Museum; improve cycling and pedestrian access; create space for new hotels; the country’s first railway park; and a new entrance to the railway station.Furthermore, regeneration of the site is expected to help provide much-needed homes and grow the city’s economy by 20%, contributing to the Northern Powerhouse.A Strategic Board, chaired by Mary Archer of the Science Museum Group, will oversee the project to ensure delivery of the long-term vision of York Central.Board members include Homes England chairman Edward Lister, Network Rail chairman Peter Hendy, City of York Council Leader Councillor Gillies and Deputy Leader Councillor Aspden.An application for the first phase of infrastructure will be submitted later in 2019.Work is expected to commence in late 2019. Construction is expected to last 15 years.Avison Young, Allies & Morrison, Arup, Gustafson, Porter + Bowman, Turner & Townsend, DLA Piper and Savills have developed the outline planning application.
Dutch company Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has begun construction on Xinhu Hangzhou Prism, a pyramid-shaped mixed-use building, which forms the heart of Hangzhou’s Future Tech City in the new Technology Central Business District (CBD) in China.
A joint venture between Clugston and CNIM has secured a contract from a consortium consisting of Brockwell Energy, Green Investment Group (GIG) and Covanta Energy for a new £210m energy from waste (EfW) plant at Grangemouth in Scotland.
Flatiron Construction, a major infrastructure contractor based in the US, has been named apparent low bidder on the Redlands Passenger Rail project in San Bernardino County, California.
Tutor Perini/O&G Joint Venture has received a notice of intent from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the award of a $1.4bn contract for the Purple Line Extension Section 3 Stations project.
Leeds City Council and construction company, United Living, have submitted a planning application for the construction of the UK’s largest, fully modular council housing and apartment scheme in Leeds.
The UK government has signed housing deals worth £250m under which an additional 25,000 homes will be delivered.
Google has announced that it will build a $600m, 275,000ft² data centre in New Albany, US, as part of a $13bn nationwide expansion in 2019 in data centres and offices across the country, with major expansions in 14 states.
United States Steel (US Steel) has announced the restart of construction on $215m electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking facility at its Tubular Operations in Fairfield, Alabama, located in Jefferson County.
British property investment company Palace Capital, through its subsidiary Palace Capital (Developments), has selected Caddick Construction to undertake the construction of its Hudson Quarter development in York.
UK-based house-builder Beal Homes has submitted a planning application for a £130m residential development in Goole, East Yorkshire, UK.
Italian construction and civil engineering company Salini Impregilo has commenced work on Lot 2 of Line 16 of the Grand Paris Express, which will serve communities in the northern and eastern parts of the metropolitan area.
Property Alliance Group has commenced construction on a new apartment scheme near New York Street in Manchester City Centre, Manhattan, UK.
Perini Management Services (PMSI), a subsidiary of civil, building and specialty construction company Tutor Perini, has won a design-build contract worth approximately $104m from the US Air Force (USAF) to design and construct facilities in support of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) through a Foreign Military Sales programme.
Internet search giant Google has announced that it will invest more than $1bn (£760m) to establish a new campus in Manhattan, New York City.
Technology company Apple will establish a $1bn new campus in north Austin as part of a major expansion of its operations in the US state of Texas.
Spanish construction and civil engineering company OHL, through its subsidiary Judlau, has secured a €212m project ($253m) from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority – Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (MTA TBTA) – for the replacement of roadway deck in suspended spans at the Throgs Neck Bridge (TNB), New York.
US-based commercial real estate advisory firm Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has arranged a $77.2m construction loan for Block 9, a new $125m mixed-use development in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, US.
Wates Residential has broken ground on a £27m housing development at Shuttleworth Road in London as part of Wandsworth Council’s housing delivery programme to build 1,000 homes for Wandsworth residents.