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.
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.
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.
Housing association Peabody has formed a joint venture with property and infrastructure group Lendlease to deliver a £8bn ($8.8bn) development at Thamesmead Waterfront in south-east London, UK.
British construction, property services and development company Wates Group has commenced construction of homes on Lowfield Green in York.
Swedish construction company Skanska has secured a contract worth SEK1.1bn ($114m) from Region Västra Götaland for the construction of Högsbo specialist hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden.
UK-based Commercial Estates Group (CEG) has received approval from Manchester City Council’s planning committee for the regeneration of 20-36 High Street.
HB Reavis has secured approval from Lambeth Council’s planning applications committee for the redevelopment of Elizabeth House site in Waterloo.
US-based sustainable aluminium packaging solutions supplier Ball has announced the construction of a $200m aluminium cups manufacturing facility in Rome.
Bouygues UK and property development company Linkcity have broken ground on 168 new homes in Luton Street as part of Church Street Regeneration programme in the UK.
Dutch chemicals company LyondellBasell has unveiled plans to build a new small-scale molecular recycling facility in Ferrara, Italy.The pilot facility will be equipped to convert post-consumer plastic waste into new plastics, helping to combat the global plastic waste.In collaboration with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), LyondellBasell has developed a molecular recycling technology, MoReTec, which uses a catalyst to break down plastic waste into molecules more quickly and efficiently than traditional chemical recycling technologies.The technology aims to convert difficult-to-recycle plastic waste such as multi-layer films into their molecular state for use as feedstock to produce new plastic for various applications, including food contact and healthcare items.LyondellBasell research and development, technology and sustainability senior vice president Jim Seward said: “We have advanced our chemical recycling capabilities over the last 15 months, and through research and testing we are studying a number of LyondellBasell proprietary catalyst options.“In addition to continuing the development of our catalyst options, our investment in a small-scale pilot facility will help us to advance MoReTec technology towards commercial scale in our quest to achieving a true circular economy.”LyondellBasell said that the new facility will complement the company’s existing mechanical recycling activities.Besides constructing the pilot facility at Ferrara, LyondellBasell plans to focus on the interaction of various waste types on the molecular recycling process, catalyst selection, and process conditions in the coming months.In August 2018, LyondellBasell broke ground on the largest propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant in the US.The $2.4bn plant will produce one billion pounds (470,000 tonnes) of PO and 2.2 billion pounds (one million tonnes) of TBA annually. The plant is expected to begin operations in 2021.The project will create more than 2,200 jobs at the peak of construction and 160 permanent positions.While PO is used to make bedding, furniture, carpeting, coatings, building materials and adhesives, TBA will be converted to two ether-based oxyfuels – methyl tertiary butyl ether and ethyl tertiary butyl ether.
UK-based Ogilvie Construction has begun construction on a £30m ($37.7m) housing development in Wellheads Road in Dyce for Aberdeen City Council.
The first plans for the proposed £1bn ($1.2bn) regeneration scheme of Napier and New Plymouth House site in Rainham in Havering borough, UK have been approved by local planners.
London-based construction firm Ardmore has secured a contract to transform the Old War Office in Whitehall into a new five-star luxury hotel.
Nottinghamshire-based construction company nmcn has been selected by Elevate Property Group to build the first phase of Trent Bridge Quays, a residential development in the UK.
The UK Government has announced £350m ($440m) in funding to support the completion of Midland Metropolitan hospital.
Middlesbrough mayor Andy Preston and Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen have unveiled a £250m project in Middlesbrough to transform it as the UK’s digital city.