BAM Construction has been selected as a preferred contractor by the UK-based property developer Commercial Estates Group (CEG) for the first phase of £350m South Bank regeneration scheme in Leeds, UK.
US-based LED products and semiconductor maker Cree is planning to a build silicon carbide fabrication facility near Utica in New York, US, with an investment of $1bn (£803.4m).
Extell Development Company, in partnership with Shanghai Municipal Investment subsidiary SMI USA (SMI), has announced that the Central Park Tower has topped out at 1,550ft in midtown Manhattan, US, making it the tallest residential building in the world.
John Sisk & Son has been selected by the City of York Council as construction partner to deliver enabling infrastructure works worth up to £155m for the York Central project.
Real estate investment firm Brennan Investment Group has broken ground on Colorado Logistics Park, a project on located 61 acres of land, consisting of five buildings, totalling 954,311ft² of space.
CIM Group has secured a long-term lease with healthy lifestyle brand Life Time to bring a 77,000ft² luxury athletic resort to Front & York, a mixed-use, full-service luxury residential and retail project at 85 Jay Street in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighbourhood.
American pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced an additional $500m (£408m) investment in a gene therapy manufacturing facility being constructed in Sanford, North Carolina.
South Carolina-based real estate company Greystar has broken ground on a residential development in Portland, Oregon.
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Homes England, the national housing and regeneration agency for England, have announced plans for the development of 1,300 new homes in Ripon, North Yorkshire.
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) has secured $550m (£439.2m) in financing for the expansion of the luxury retail destination Bal Harbour Shops in Florida, US.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the start of construction on $72m (£56.7m) mixed-use affordable and supportive housing development, Nevins Street Apartments, in Downtown Brooklyn.
Stantec, a professional services company, has announced the completion of construction on the $300m (£236.5m) New York Proton Therapy Center in East Harlem, New York City, US.
A joint venture, led by infrastructure firm Aecom, has won a contract worth $107.4m from the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) for the programme manager for development of four new correctional facilities.
Choice Hotels International has announced the start of construction on new Cambria Hotel, being developed by Hotel Motel, in Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida, US.
Kings Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP) has received approval from Islington Council for its W Zone, which features three mixed-use buildings, known as W1, W2 and W3, at King’s Cross in London.
New York City officials, along with local elected officials and community stakeholders, have broken ground on a new mixed-use development in East Harlem, New York City.
White Plains Hospital (WPH) has broken ground on new $272m Outpatient Care Center for advanced medicine and surgery in New York, US.
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.