The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved $134.75M in financing for electricity companies operating in north-western Turkey.
West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has approved £98.8M in funding for a city centre development in Coventry, UK.
The Cordish Companies' Global Cities Madrid Live! affiliate has submitted plans to the Madrid Regional Autonomous Government for the development of an integrated resort and entertainment district in Madrid, Spain.
AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets has submitted a planning application to Bristol City Council for the overall masterplan and first building of its Assembly Bristol regeneration project in the UK.
UK-based construction and consultancy firm Mace has been appointed by AlloyMtd Group to provide pre-construction services for the redevelopment of One Crown Place in East London, UK.
Aroland Holdings has received planning consent for a mixed-use development at 1 Undershaft in London, UK.
Munich Airport plans to invest €400M in expanding its Terminal 1 facility, increasing capacity by an additional 6M passengers per year.
Mace Developments has secured planning permission for a new £75M student housing project in Cardiff, UK.
Keepmoat, a UK-based community regeneration and housebuilding company, has secured a contract from the Leicester City Council to rejuvenate an 18-acre brownfield site in the Waterside area of Leicester, UK.
Real estate company British Land has applied to expand the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield, UK with a proposed £300M project.
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.
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.
Woking Borough Council has approved the construction of three residential towers in Woking, UK.
Hammerson and Standard Life Investments have unveiled plans for the £1.4bn redevelopment of the Brent Cross Shopping Centre in London, UK.
UK-based developer Crest Nicholson is set to unveil its new £116M Dylon Works scheme in Lower Sydenham, London in November 2016.
Bournemouth Development Company plans to construct a £150M mixed-used development on the former Winter Gardens site in Bournemouth.
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.
UK-based Clugston Construction has won a contract to build a new £60M Ikea store in Sheffield, UK.
Radius Group will construct a new warehousing and logistics centre in the Domodedovo district of Moscow, for Auchan Retail Russia.