Wates Construction has secured a £70.9M contract for the construction of Anthology’s Hoxton Press development in east London.
Cheshire West and Chester Council has given the go-ahead to a £300M retail-led, mixed-use project in the Northgate area of Chester, UK.
GE is set to invest €150M in the construction of a biopharmaceutical manufacturing campus in Cork, Ireland.
Mixed-use property regeneration specialist U+I has been selected by the Mayfield Partnership to develop a £800M urban regeneration project in Manchester, UK.
TenneT, Statnett and KfW have begun work on the German converter station for the NordLink subsea cable project.
UK energy regulator Ofgem has given the go-ahead to the £1.1bn Aquind interconnector project between the UK and France.
A joint venture between Moda Living and Apache Capital Partners has unveiled plans for a £145M apartment tower in Birmingham, UK.
French firm Veolia has signed a £1bn agreement with Hertfordshire County Council to manage the county’s residual waste for 30 years at a proposed energy recovery facility.
Developers Great Western Developments and Sellar Paddington have submitted revised plans for the £775M Paddington Quarter project in West London.
Finnish state-owned financing company Finnvera is set to provide £100M in financing for the construction of the MGT Teesside biomass plant in the UK.
A consortium formed by Acciona Infrastructure, Italy-based Rizzani de Eccher and Belgian firm BESIX has secured a €133M contract for the Frederikssund Link highway project in Denmark.
The UK government has approved the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset.
UK-based automobile manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has broken ground on its new £1bn manufacturing facility in Nitra, Slovakia.
Developer O’Callaghan Properties has received approval from the Cork City Council to build a €90M office development in Cork, Ireland.
Strabag’s Swedish subsidiary Züblin Scandinavia has won a €127M contract from the Swedish Maritime Administration to build a new lock and enlarge the Södertälje Canal in Sweden.
The UK construction industry will converge in Birmingham next month, as the UK Construction Week event combines nine shows at the NEC venue from 18–20 October.
Yorkshire Water has received planning approval from Leeds City Council for the construction of a new £72M sludge treatment and anaerobic digestion facility in Leeds, UK.The contract has been awarded to Black & Veatch with the civil engineering element being delivered by Clugston Construction.The new facility — to be located at Leed’s Knostrop waste water treatment works— will replace the existing sludge and bio-solid incinerator, which was built in 1993, and enable the more efficient and effective treatment of sewage combined with the additional benefit of renewable power production from the waste water effluent. The plant will have a capacity to process 131t of dry sludge daily and will generate enough renewable energy to meet 55% of Knostrop’s energy needs — enough to power 8,000 households.It will also help the company reduce its carbon emissions by 15%, and contribute to achieving the planned target of recycling 94% of the region’s sludge by 2020.The facility is planned to be complete in 2019.
Laing O’Rourke has completed construction of a £200M science building for Imperial College London.The Translation & Innovation Hub — located on the college’s 25-acre White City Campus in West London — includes laboratories, incubator and accelerator space, as well as flexible office space.Imperial College ThinkSpace CEO Eulian Roberts said: “The handover of the hub marks the next exciting step in the development of the College’s White City Campus.“The campus will be a centre for multidisciplinary research and innovation to help tackle some of the world’s most critical health, natural sciences, engineering and data challenges.“By bringing together businesses, entrepreneurs, academics and students, the campus will create a new networked environment that will drive successful collaboration and experimentation.”According to Laing O’Rourke, the fit-out works are due to start on the chemistry department’s Molecular Sciences Research Hub at the campus, while construction works are set to commence on the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub.Furthermore, work is in progress on a housing building to offer 192 apartments, with plans underway for the rest of the campus to include further hubs for academic research, education and translation, community and commercial facilities, and housing.
Spanish-based companies Navantia and Windar have won a €120M contract from Iberdrola to supply the foundations for the East Anglia One wind turbines off the coast of the UK.Navantia will produce 34 jackets at its shipyard in Fene, while Windar will forge the jacket piles at its facilities in Avilés.The project — to have an installed capacity of 714MW — is being developed off the coast of East Anglia, UK, in the North Sea.The power generated by the wind farm will be sufficient to supply clean energy to more than 500,000 average UK homes. Iberdrola’s chairman Ignacio Galán said: “Thanks to the quality of the works carried out for our offshore wind farm in Germany and the know-how and expertise acquired in the fabrication of metal structures — both at Fene and Puerto Real yards — we are pleased to announce yet another contract award to Navantia, this time for the East Anglia One offshore wind project being developed by Iberdrola in British waters of the North Sea.”The East Anglia One wind farm will be commissioned in 2020.
A Hyundai Engineering-led consortium has secured a $5bn construction deal in Nakhodka, Russia.The consortium, which includes Hyundai Engineerng & Construction (E&C) and Japan’s Toyo Engineering, signed the deal with the Nakhodka Mineral Fertilizers Factory to build fertilizer plants in Kozmino, a port located near the city of Nakhodka.The consortium will be responsible for the construction of two ammonia production plants with a combined daily capacity of 6,600t, two urea plants with a combined daily capacity of 6,000t and one methanol plant with a daily capacity of 3,000t, according to Korea Times.The factories are expected to be complete within 62 months.