UK Environment Agency’s new, £67.4m tidal flood defence barrier for Ipswich has been opened, which will ensure protection for more than 1,600 homes and 400 businesses from flooding and the impacts of climate change over the course of the next century.
Urbo and Peveril Securities are working with Sheffield City Council to take forward the West Bar Square regeneration project, located on the Inner Ring Road between the Kelham Island district and Sheffield’s Cathedral Quarter.
Galliford Try has signed contracts with Bell Hammer and AXA IM-Real Assets for the new Assembly Bristol mixed-use development in the UK.
A consortium comprising Strabag, a subsidiary of European construction group Strabag, M-Silnice and SMP CZ, has won a CZK3.38bn (€132m) contract for a new section of the D35 motorway in the Czech Republic.
Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI) has been appointed by real estate developer and investor Scarborough International Properties to build the second phase of the £1bn Middlewood Locks development in Salford, Greater Manchester, England.
High Speed Two (HS2), a company that is developing and constructing the UK’s new high-speed rail network, has unveiled the latest designs for its west London super-hub at the former Great Western railway depot at Old Oak Common.
Network Rail has submitted a planning application to Teignbridge District Council to improve the long-term resilience of the railway linking Devon and Cornwall to the rest of the UK.
Business standards company BSI has published two new international standards – BS EN ISO 19650-1 and BS EN ISO 19650-2 – for the organisation of information about construction works using Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Spanish engineering and technology group Sener has secured five contracts for the development phase of a space station in lunar orbit, which is set to become the next international space station and scheduled to be built in the 2020s as part of the Gateway Project.
Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has provided a €147m loan to the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) to finance the construction of a new hospital project in Helsinki, Finland.
YOO Capital and Deutsche Finance International (DFI) have secured planning approval from Hammersmith & Fulham Council for a £1bn project to turn Olympia London into a cultural hub.
Transport for the North (TfN) has unveiled draft proposals valued at £70bn for northern infrastructure for the next three decades to transform the region’s economy.
Infrastructure services provider Kier has been appointed by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a new hospital in the south of England.
Liverpool City Council planning committee has cleared a £4.2m plan to remediate land for a £200m Grade A office scheme to be developed by Kier Property and CTP in Liverpool City Centre.
Ireland-based Echelon Data Centres will invest €1bn in the development of two data centres, Echelon Clondalkin in Dublin and Echelon Avoca near Arklow, in County Wicklow.
Network Rail has announced preferred bidders for the next decade of rail system contracts in Scotland and the South of England.
UK-based construction firm Balfour Beatty has secured the £214m North and South 400kV overhead line project to connect the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to the national transmission network.The contract, awarded via National Grid’s Overhead Line Design and Build Framework, represents key part of the Hinkley Point C (HPC) connection scheme. The overhead line project also marks Balfour Beatty’s third major package of works at HPC.Pursuant to the contract, the construction firm will design, supply, install, test and commission a new overhead line spanning 48.4km and crossing through the Mendip Hills in Somerset, where Balfour Beatty is currently executing cable works under a separate contract for National Grid.Work on the project is set to commence shortly, with completion expected in summer 2025. The project will employ a workforce of more than 150 people during peak construction period.When completed, the new transmission line will connect HPC with a new substation in Avonmouth, Bristol.Balfour Beatty stated that it will use National Grid’s new T-Pylon design, marking the first time this technology has been used on a live transmission asset.Balfour Beatty CEO for its Rail and Utilities business Mark Bullock said: "Our extensive knowledge and unique capability in delivering major complex Overhead Line schemes, makes us ideally positioned to play a key role in helping to deliver the first nuclear power station to be built in the UK for more than 20 years."We look forward to working with National Grid to successfully and safely deliver low-carbon electricity for around six million homes across the UK."Balfour Beatty is currently working on the projects, including the £47m Fort Augustus to Fort William 132kV Transmission Reinforcement project and the £43.5m Beauly to Keith 132kV Modernisation programme on behalf of Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission.The company is also executing the £55m London Power Tunnels project for London Underground which will deliver a new 32km electrical superhighway in London and a €219m contract in a consortium with Prysmian Group to install a 65km electricity cable between France and Great Britain on behalf of ElecLink.
UK-based hotel management firm RBH has announced the start of work on the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Inverness, Scotland.
A consortium featuring three BAM companies has secured first civil engineering contract worth €439.4m from Société du Grand Paris for the development of Line 17 of the Grand Paris Express.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has arranged a syndicated loan of €150m to local developer SyvashEnergoProm for the construction of a 250MW wind farm in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine.