Swedish construction firm NCC has won a contract to build two road tunnels worth about SEK2.7bn ($300M) in the Faroe Islands.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Export Development Canada (EDC) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) have agreed to provide €376M in financing for the development of a healthcare complex in Turkey.
Real estate company British Land has applied to expand the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield, UK with a proposed £300M project.
Forest Green Rovers Football Club is set to develop a new football stadium made entirely of wood in Stroud, UK.
Developer Elliot Group has unveiled plans to construct a new £100M key worker and student housing project in Liverpool, UK.
A consortium of Carillion, Arlington Real Estate, and Richardson Capital has received planning permission from the Durham County Council for the redevelopment of the Milburngate House site on Durham’s riverside.
London and Continental Railways (LCR), the Department for Transport, and Network Rail have received planning consent from Lambeth Council to refurbish the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo station in London.
Veidekke Entreprenør has won a contract from Entra ASA for the construction of a new building for the University of Oslo’s Faculty of Law, located in the centre of the Norwegian capital.
Carillion and its joint venture partner KBR have won construction and facilities management support services contracts worth £1.1bn from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to support the Army Basing Programme.
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and Arup have installed a new type of ‘living wall’ in the UK for the first time, with the technology fitted to scaffolding in Mayfair, London.The 80sq m ‘Living Wall Lite’ comprises a mixture of grasses, flowers and strawberries. According to Arup, the structure has been installed on scaffolding at the St Mark’s building on North Audley Street. Grosvenor is transforming the property into retail and community space, due to be completed in 2017.Besides the potential to reduce air pollution, Arup’s ‘Cities Alive: Green Building Envelope’ report has also shown that ‘living walls’ can reduce noise pollution by up to 10 decibels. Grosvenor development director Mark Tredwell said: “This is a great initiative and is in line with our long-term ambition to improve the environmental sustainability of the buildings across our London estate, reducing emissions by 50% by 2030. As the estate continues to adapt and evolve we want to ensure that the impact on the community is positive. As well as reducing air pollution, we hope the ‘living wall’ will introduce a rich biodiversity to Mayfair and encourage people to linger in the area.” Alistair Law, Arup façade engineer and the ‘Living Wall Lite’ developer said: “Living Wall Lite has the potential to transform scaffolding and hoardings into much more than just a cover-up. By introducing plants and flowers, we can create a more attractive and healthier environment for local residents, businesses and workers on site.”The ‘living wall’, designed by Arup and manufactured by Swedish ‘living wall’ specialist Green Fortune, will be fitted with sensors to monitor its impact on noise, temperature and air pollution.Find more information on ‘living walls’ here.
Welsh cabinet secretary for health Vaughan Gething has approved the construction of a healthcare facility in Cwmbran, Wales.
Moda Living is set to redevelop the Strathclyde Police’s former headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland, into a housing development.
Developers Lendlease and London & Continental Railways (LCR) have received planning consent for a £250M office project in Stratford, East London.
Plans have been unveiled for a new terminal-linked four-star hotel at Dublin Airport in Ireland.
AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets has announced, on behalf of a consortium of international investors, that will proceed with the construction of 22 Bishopsgate development in London, UK.
The University of Sussex has unveiled its plan to construct a new life sciences building in Sussex, UK.
Woking Borough Council has approved the construction of three residential towers in Woking, UK.
Keepmoat is set to build new homes in Norfolk Park, Sheffield, as part of an £800M investment to build new rental properties across England.
Murphy in partnership with Siemens has been awarded a contract to build a converter station and nine compound buildings for the Nemo Link interconnector project in Richborough, Kent.
The University of Wolverhampton has secured the go-ahead from the City of Wolverhampton Council for the development of a £100M education hub for construction and the built environment.