The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a loan of €150m ($165m) to Finnish airport company Finavia for the development of Phase IV of Helsinki Airport’s expansion plans.
Construction and property development firm Caddick Group has been selected to build a £50m ($63.8m) GDV distribution centre near Wakefield in Yorkshire, UK.
American design, architecture, engineering and urban planning firm HOK and Spanish architecture practice ERRE Arquitectura have unveiled the design for a $282m multipurpose arena in Valencia, Spain.
Construction company Graham has been selected by Translink to deliver early engineering works for the new Belfast Transport Hub in the UK.
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has unveiled plans to build a new bus and rail interchange at Perry Barr in Birmingham, UK.
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.
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.
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.
Transport for London (TfL) and Notting Hill Genesis have secured approval for the construction of 619 homes in Kidbrooke, London.
The UK government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has named 128 companies in the first tranche of a £30bn public sector construction framework.
Skanska has won a contract worth €170m from Citycon, an urban shopping centres developer in the Nordic and Baltic region, to build the Lippulaiva shopping centre in Espoo, Finland.
Canadian construction services company SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins has been appointed by Highways England as the Principal Designer for road improvement schemes in the East of England.
British property development and investment company Hammerson has submitted plans for the construction of a 205-bed hotel adjacent to Victoria Gate in Leeds, UK.
UK-based private sector development company hub West Scotland has selected BAM Construction to build Scotland’s biggest health centre, named North East Health Centre, in Parkhead, Glasgow.
CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors has been awarded design and construction contract to upgrade the northern section of M80 Ring Road in Melbourne, Australia.
British technology-based construction and engineering solutions provider Costain has won new highways contracts across the UK worth more than £150m.
A joint venture of BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty has announced that one of its two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) has become the first to break through the ground to complete a section of tunnel for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project, a new super sewer in London.
London-based property investment business Quintain has formed a new subsidiary in Ireland for the development of over 9,000 homes and 600,000ft of commercial space.
UK-based construction and engineering solutions provider Costain has commenced construction on the £207m ($266m) Preston Western Distributor scheme and a new junction on the M55 in Preston, UK.
.Züblin, a civil engineering division of Strabag, and its consortium partner Max Bögl have won a contract for the €500m ($555m) Stuttgart-Ulm railway line in Germany.