Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has unveiled plans to build a new bus and rail interchange at Perry Barr in Birmingham, UK.
US-based food processor and distributor Koch Foods has broken ground on a new grain storage and distribution facility in Attalla in Alabama, US.
UK-based property developer Weston Homes has secured planning permission for a £93m ($119.7m) residential scheme, named Edinburgh Way, in Harlow area in Essex, England.
Ireland-based wind and solar development company Mainstream Renewable Power has achieved financial close for the 571MW Cóndor project in Chile.
Highways England, a government-owned company responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads, has announced that the 12-mile Huntingdon bypass will be opened to traffic on 9 December 2019.
Urban Catalyst, a real estate development firm, has submitted preliminary plans to the City of San Jose, California for the development of Delmas @ Downtown West, a senior living facility.
Building materials group Etex has announced plans to construct a new plasterboard plant with an investment of £140m ($180.3m) in the UK.Planned to be built in Portbury close to the port of Bristol, in South West England, the new facility will represent the company’s fifth of its kind since 2015.Etex expects the new facility, which will be located adjacent to the existing Bristol plant, to allow it to increase the service level to its customers in the UK and across Europe.Etex CEO Paul Van Oyen said: “Our new Bristol factory will be a key driver to further strengthen our position in the UK, which is the largest plasterboard market in Europe.”The company, which produces plasterboard in the UK, sells its products and solutions under the Siniat brand. It operates two plasterboard plants in Bristol and Ferrybridge as well as supplies the UK and Irish markets.Oyen added: “The UK is facing a chronic housing shortage and an increasing number of older homes require renovation, boosting the demand for both our plasterboard and off-site solutions.“The new facility will enable Etex to meet the demand for high-quality building materials and allow the company to establish and strengthen long-term relationships with its customers based on trust and proximity.”Scheduled for commissioning in 2022, the new facility is expected to position the firm to support the ongoing growth in the construction market and its customers in the UK. Oyen further said: “As a result of this major investment, Etex confirms its ambition to be a focussed player in lightweight construction with plasterboard, fibre cement and passive fire protection solutions.”The new production plant, which will be easily accessible through the port of Bristol, will meet the most stringent environmental, health and safety standards.
Choice Hotels International and Koucar Management have broken ground on the Cambria Hotel Detroit Downtown in Detroit, US.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $451m loan to improve the power connectivity in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), the renewable subsidiary of Italian energy company Enel, has started construction on €400m ($446.1m) Karusa and Soetwater wind farms in South Africa.
Transport for London (TfL) and Notting Hill Genesis have secured approval for the construction of 619 homes in Kidbrooke, London.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $490m in financing for the $904m public-private partnership (PPP) project to upgrade roads in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
US-based retail developer CenterCal Properties is developing Mountain View Village, a mixed-use project, in Riverton, Utah.
The Cordish Companies’ subsidiary Stadium Casino RE and US-based construction management company Gilbane Building have topped out Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, a new gaming and entertainment destination in Pennsylvania.
US-based technology company Google has broken ground on a $600m data centre in New Albany, Ohio.
The UK government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has named 128 companies in the first tranche of a £30bn public sector construction framework.
SB Energy Global, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate holding company SoftBank Group, has agreed to acquire and build five solar plants with 1.7GW capacity, from renewable energy developer Intersect Power.
Saudi Arabia-based Al Akaria Saudi Real Estate Company has partnered with Arabian Dream KSA, which is principally owned by Triple Five Worldwide, to develop what it claims to be the world’s largest mixed-use entertainment and shopping centre development in Riyadh.
British architecture firm Foster + Partners has won a contract from The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) to design a new international airport at The Red Sea project, a tourism destination being developed in Saudi Arabia.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $195m for improving the highway network between Pokhara and Mugling in Nepal.