Unite Students has received planning permission for two city centre developments in Birmingham and Sheffield.
Vinci Construction UK has won a contract from Barberry Developments to build the first phase of the Bishop Gate student housing project in Coventry [pictured], UK.
Developer U + I Group and Calthorpe Estates have submitted plans to Birmingham City Council for a £300M mixed-use project in Edgbaston, UK.
A joint venture of Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke (FLO) has revealed the two tunnel boring machines to be used in the Northern Line Extension project under South London in the UK.
BAM Bouw en Techniek has been selected for the construction of the Collection Building for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The final phase of work on the new £192M dual carriageway in Cheshire is set to start next month, Highways England announced.
The planning committee of the Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has approved plans for the construction of a multiplex cinema, restaurants and shops complex in Redhill town centre in the UK.
Developer Commercial Estate Group (CEG) has secured planning consent for its office development in the London Borough of Ealing.
Crosslane Student Developments has submitted its first planning application in Coventry for the construction of a purpose-built student housing on Friar’s Road.
Zuidplus, a joint venture of Fluor, Heijmans and Hochtief, has been preliminarily awarded the Zuidasdok project in the Netherlands.
Aberdeen FC Community Trust and Aberdeen Football Club have submitted plans for a football and community sports hub in the north-east of Scotland, UK.
The Construction & Infrastructure division of Morgan Sindall Group has been selected by Liverpool City Council to execute two projects as part of the local authority’s Paddington Village project, a proposed £1bn expansion to Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter.
Developer J2 Global has received planning permission from Luton Borough Council to transform the former Vauxhall car plant site in Luton into a £300M mixed-use development.
UK-based Wates Residential has been selected to construct the first phase of the Abbey Area Redevelopment project in Camden, London.
Carillion has commenced construction on a build-to-rent project, known as Angel Gardens, in Manchester’s NOMA district in the UK.
Written by Alex Conacher
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced the start of construction on the £350M Metrolink Trafford Park line in Manchester, UK.
Construction firm Multiplex has been selected by the Chinese developer Dalian Wanda Group to construct its £1bn One Nine Elms development near Vauxhall in London, UK.
The £1.3bn Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project has been backed by a UK government review. The Independent Review into the feasibility and practicality of tidal lagoon energy in the UK carried out by Charles Hendry, former UK energy minister, concluded that tidal lagoons “can play a cost effective role in the UK’s energy mix”. The 320MW tidal lagoon will involve the construction of a ‘U’ shaped wall across the Swansea bay [pictured]. It will comprise 16 hydro turbines that will generate electricity for 155,000 homes for the next 120 years from the incoming and outgoing tides. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Hendry said: “If you look at the cost spread out over the entire lifetime — 120 years for the project — it comes out at about 30p per household for the next 30 years. That's less than a pint of milk.”The Tidal Lagoon Power, the company behind the scheme, has already spent approximately £35M on project development.Mark Shorrock from Tidal Lagoon Power said in a statement: “The Hendry Review has set the final piece of the jigsaw in place: a watershed moment for British energy, British manufacturing, British productivity and our coastal communities. We look forward to working with Ministers and Officials to bring this new industry to life.”Construction on site is expected to start in 2018 and take four years to be completed.
Copenhagen Airport has announced plans to build a new pier and double the size of the transit area in Terminal 2.