McLaren Construction has been selected to build a futuristic training complex at the former Park Hill Golf and Fishing Centre at Charnwood.
The University College London (UCL) has selected construction services company, ISG, as main contractor for the first phase of a £300m project to build a neurology centre in London.
Irish construction firm John Sisk & Son has secured a contract from Moda Living for the construction of a 42-storey skyscraper in Birmingham, UK.
Italian renewable energy company Enel Green Power has started construction on four wind farms for a total capacity of 110MW in Zaragoza, Spain, with a total investment of approximately €116m.
J Safra Group and Foster + Partners have secured planning approval from the City of London Corporation for the construction of The Tulip, a public cultural attraction, on 20 Bury Street including the adjacent land, in London.
A consortium comprising PORR and its subsidiary Hinteregger has commenced tunnelling work in Lot H51 Pfons-Brenner tunnel in Austria.
Levvel, a consortium of Van Oord Aberdeen Infrastructure Partners, BAM PPP PGGM Infrastructure Coöperatie and RebelValley, has commenced work on €550m (£473m) project to reinforce the Afsluitdijk flood defence project in the Netherlands.
German wind turbine maker Enercon has commenced construction on the 845MW second phase of the Markbygden wind complex in Sweden.
The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a £201m (€233.78m) funding to repair and maintain more than 1,000 miles of roads in the country.
Scotland-based privately owned construction and manufacturing company CCG, in partnership with hub South West, has submitted planning application for the construction of 330 homes in Whitlawburn as part of a £42m housing-led regeneration.
A consortium led by Salini Impregilo has secured a €608.1m contract for a part of a high-speed rail line between Naples and Bari in Italy.
Danish planning company Femern has begun negotiations with the contractor consortia, which will construct the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link tunnel project, about the launching of major construction activities in the harbor town of Rødbyhavn on the south coast of Lolland on the Danish side.
British financial services company Legal & General has secured approval for plans to develop the Longley Industrial Estate into Brighton’s first Build-to-Rent (BTR) scheme.
Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI) has collaborated with real estate investment and development specialist Midia and Bolton Regeneration Limited (BRL) for the redevelopment of Crompton Place shopping centre in the UK.BRL will take the support of Bolton Council to carry out a £250m redevelopment programme, including new proposals for Crompton Place shopping centre.The partnership is planning to convert the shopping centre and surrounding area into a new retail, leisure, office and residential destination. The development also includes the opening of streetscape to provide pedestrian links to Bradshawgate.BCEGI is an equity and construction partner on the £1bn Airport City project in Manchester, as well as the preferred contractor for the new £1bn Middlewood Locks mixed use neighbourhood project in Salford.The company is also a main contractor for the The Lexington, which is a £90m, 35-storey housing project in Liverpool.BCEGI lead director Yu Dongwen said: “BCEGI is very pleased to be starting this exciting journey with our new partners at Bolton. “BCEGI is committed to the UK, particularly the Northern Powerhouse region and we look forward to working with Midia to bring forward the redevelopment plans for Bolton town center.”Crompton Place is said to be identified as one of five major intervention areas in the £1.2bn Bolton Town Centre Strategy and Regeneration Masterplan.Bolton Council has provided a £100m investment fund to better implement the strategy.Midia spokesperson said: “This is a significant milestone for the future of Bolton town centre, and we are delighted to be playing such an integral delivery role in redeveloping Crompton Place.“The partnership means that we can now move forward with our regeneration plans, whilst also creating new jobs throughout the life cycle of the build program.”Chinese state-owned Beijing Construction Engineering Group (BCEG) was established in 1953 and started to expand its operations across the globe with the creation of BCEGI.BCEGI is specialised in the development of projects through strategic partnerships and investment relationships. At present, BCEGI is carrying out its operations in countries such as the US, Canada, as well as in the UK.
York Central Partnership (YCP) has secured approval from the York Council’s planning committee for plans to transform the brownfield city centre site into a residential, cultural and commercial space.The outline planning application for York Central includes 2,500 homes, of which 20% will be affordable, and a commercial quarter that will create up to 6,500 jobs.The application is now subject to approval by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire.The YCP members, Homes England, Network Rail, National Railway Museum and City of York Council, have been collaborating for the past four years on a £155m funding package for infrastructure works to unlock the brownfield land.While Network Rail has utilised its land to enable housing and economic growth, the National Railway Museum will use its £50m masterplan to expand facilities for its visitors.Similarly, City of York’s Council has played a vital role in providing funding streams for the project and related works.Homes England and Network Rail will act as master developers for the site.The scheme, covering 45 hectares of brownfield land, is one of the largest regeneration sites in England.It will enable the expansion of the National Railway Museum; improve cycling and pedestrian access; create space for new hotels; the country’s first railway park; and a new entrance to the railway station.Furthermore, regeneration of the site is expected to help provide much-needed homes and grow the city’s economy by 20%, contributing to the Northern Powerhouse.A Strategic Board, chaired by Mary Archer of the Science Museum Group, will oversee the project to ensure delivery of the long-term vision of York Central.Board members include Homes England chairman Edward Lister, Network Rail chairman Peter Hendy, City of York Council Leader Councillor Gillies and Deputy Leader Councillor Aspden.An application for the first phase of infrastructure will be submitted later in 2019.Work is expected to commence in late 2019. Construction is expected to last 15 years.Avison Young, Allies & Morrison, Arup, Gustafson, Porter + Bowman, Turner & Townsend, DLA Piper and Savills have developed the outline planning application.
Highways England has widened the A1, Britain’s longest road, with the addition of new lanes on both sides of the motorway for a total length of seven miles and opened an upgraded section to traffic.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has secured approval from the Stockport Council’s planning and highways regulation committee for plans to transform Stockport Bus Station into a transport interchange, with rooftop park and residential development.
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has given the final approval for funding the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro rail link.
Covanta Holding and Green Investment Group (GIG) have announced that the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility in Bedfordshire, England, has reached financial close.
A total of 534 homes will be built in Dublin, Louth, Wicklow and Kildare under phase 1 of the first social housing public-private partnership (PPP) project in Ireland, with the signing of an agreement between Comhar Housing and the European Investment Bank (EIB), for €120m of new investment.