National Grid has unveiled plans for a £2.8bn project to connect the proposed nuclear power station at Moorside in Cumbria into the electricity network.
Iricav Due consortium is set to commence work on the first phase of the €5bn high-speed/high-capacity (HS/HC) Verona-Padua railway line in Italy later this year.
German researchers are developing a virtual reality (VR) technology to help prevent accidents on construction sites.
The University of Malta has been chosen by Transport Malta to carry out studies on the proposed Malta-Gozo subsea tunnel.
BAM Construction has been selected by Jaguar Land Rover to build a new multi-storey car park on Kingsbury Road in Birmingham, UK.
Daimler subsidiary Deutsche Accumotive has started construction on its second battery production plant in Kamenz, Germany.
UK-based Wates Construction has secured three contracts worth more than £130M from Select Property Group to build three student accommodation projects in the UK.
Hammerson and Standard Life Investments have unveiled plans for the £1.4bn redevelopment of the Brent Cross Shopping Centre in London, UK.
The UK government has approved the construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Export Development Canada (EDC) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) are co-financing the construction of a €769.6M hospital in Izmir, Turkey.
UK-based developer Crest Nicholson is set to unveil its new £116M Dylon Works scheme in Lower Sydenham, London in November 2016.
The ViA6West consortium has won a contract to plan, finance, build, operate and maintain the A6 federal highway extension between Wiesloch and Weinsberg in Germany.
Graham Construction has been selected by Barnet Council to build around £150M of new projects in Barnet, UK.Major projects will include a range of new buildings including schools, leisure centres and community centres to meet the demands of a growing population. Schemes already confirmed include two new leisure centres at Copthall and New Barnet, the Tarling Road Community Centre in East Finchley and school expansion projects. Cllr Richard Cornelius, leader of Barnet Council, said: “As our borough expands so does the need for us to provide more housing, school places, leisure centres and community facilities for our residents, which is why we are investing £565 million in the future of the borough. Barnet has a good track record of building major projects on time and on budget and this new partnership with Graham provides us further opportunity to deliver these important new buildings which will serve our residents for many years to come.”Rod McMullan, Graham Construction’s director of the partnership, said: “The London Borough of Barnet partnership focuses on quality, value, and cost certainty and we are confident that the knowledge and experience gained from our extensive ongoing education portfolio and Inner-London projects will ensure the council’s Capital Projects pipeline is delivered on time and within budget. We are looking forward to working with the council and the wider team to further improve the range and quality of council services and strengthen Barnet’s reputation as a thriving environment.”Graham will deliver improvements to existing buildings and new projects over the next five years, with the option to extend for another two years subject to budget and performance.
Bournemouth Development Company plans to construct a £150M mixed-used development on the former Winter Gardens site in Bournemouth.
UK-based Your Housing Group has unveiled plans to build a 30-storey residential building on Liverpool’s waterfront in the UK.
London & Scottish Developments (L&SD) is set to regenerate 14 dormant Tesco sites across Scotland.
UK-based construction company Laing O’Rourke has been appointed main contractor by TH Real Estate and APG for a £1bn retail and leisure centre project in Scotland, UK.
Worcestershire-based Benniman Construction Group has been selected to construct the first two units of the £120M business park in Worcester, UK.Worcester Six — to be located off junction six of the M5 at Warndon — is being developed by Stoford and Liberty Property Trust and will comprise 139,300sq m of floor space. Wychavon District Council has granted detailed planning permission in July 2016 for the construction of the first two units, comprising 14,900sq m and 4,200sq m respectively, at the business park. Stoford director Gerard Ludlow, said: “With the appointment of Benniman as construction partner, Worcester Six is on track to start construction this month, completing in the second quarter of 2017. As the first large-scale development in Worcester for more than 10 years, we’re seeing plenty of interest in the park and are confident our speculative developments won’t be on the market for long.”Once complete, the business park is expected to create 5,000 jobs.
Liverpool International College (LIC) has unveiled plans for a new ‘live-learn’ facility at the Knowledge Quarter in Liverpool.
UK-based Clugston Construction has won a contract to build a new £60M Ikea store in Sheffield, UK.