American design, architecture, engineering and urban planning firm HOK and Spanish architecture practice ERRE Arquitectura have unveiled the design for a $282m multipurpose arena in Valencia, Spain.
Real estate investment trust Bleutech Park Properties is set to break ground on $7.5bn Bleutech Park, a first-of-its-kind energy-efficient mini-city, with the purchase of 210 acres at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, US.
US-based food processor and distributor Koch Foods has broken ground on a new grain storage and distribution facility in Attalla in Alabama, US.
UK-based property developer Weston Homes has secured planning permission for a £93m ($119.7m) residential scheme, named Edinburgh Way, in Harlow area in Essex, England.
Urban Catalyst, a real estate development firm, has submitted preliminary plans to the City of San Jose, California for the development of Delmas @ Downtown West, a senior living facility.
Building materials group Etex has announced plans to construct a new plasterboard plant with an investment of £140m ($180.3m) in the UK.Planned to be built in Portbury close to the port of Bristol, in South West England, the new facility will represent the company’s fifth of its kind since 2015.Etex expects the new facility, which will be located adjacent to the existing Bristol plant, to allow it to increase the service level to its customers in the UK and across Europe.Etex CEO Paul Van Oyen said: “Our new Bristol factory will be a key driver to further strengthen our position in the UK, which is the largest plasterboard market in Europe.”The company, which produces plasterboard in the UK, sells its products and solutions under the Siniat brand. It operates two plasterboard plants in Bristol and Ferrybridge as well as supplies the UK and Irish markets.Oyen added: “The UK is facing a chronic housing shortage and an increasing number of older homes require renovation, boosting the demand for both our plasterboard and off-site solutions.“The new facility will enable Etex to meet the demand for high-quality building materials and allow the company to establish and strengthen long-term relationships with its customers based on trust and proximity.”Scheduled for commissioning in 2022, the new facility is expected to position the firm to support the ongoing growth in the construction market and its customers in the UK. Oyen further said: “As a result of this major investment, Etex confirms its ambition to be a focussed player in lightweight construction with plasterboard, fibre cement and passive fire protection solutions.”The new production plant, which will be easily accessible through the port of Bristol, will meet the most stringent environmental, health and safety standards.
Choice Hotels International and Koucar Management have broken ground on the Cambria Hotel Detroit Downtown in Detroit, US.
Transport for London (TfL) and Notting Hill Genesis have secured approval for the construction of 619 homes in Kidbrooke, London.
US-based retail developer CenterCal Properties is developing Mountain View Village, a mixed-use project, in Riverton, Utah.
The Cordish Companies’ subsidiary Stadium Casino RE and US-based construction management company Gilbane Building have topped out Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, a new gaming and entertainment destination in Pennsylvania.
US-based technology company Google has broken ground on a $600m data centre in New Albany, Ohio.
The UK government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has named 128 companies in the first tranche of a £30bn public sector construction framework.
Saudi Arabia-based Al Akaria Saudi Real Estate Company has partnered with Arabian Dream KSA, which is principally owned by Triple Five Worldwide, to develop what it claims to be the world’s largest mixed-use entertainment and shopping centre development in Riyadh.
British architecture firm Foster + Partners has won a contract from The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) to design a new international airport at The Red Sea project, a tourism destination being developed in Saudi Arabia.
A joint venture of multifamily housing developer The NRP Group and real estate focused family office investment firm Willton Investment Group has broken ground on upscale apartment communities in Austin, Texas, and Largo, Maryland.
US-based infrastructure technology company Aligned Energy has broken ground on a second Salt Lake Metro data centre in West Jordan, in Utah, US.
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.
German logistics company DHL Express has announced the construction of a C$100m ($76m) facility to expand the existing unit at the John C Munro Hamilton International Airport in Canada.
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.