Keystone Property Group, in collaboration with Concord Hospitality Enterprises, has commenced construction on a new boutique hotel, the final construction phase of the $325m SORA West development in Pennsylvania.
Create Developments, a part of Create Group, has secured planning approval for the development of a new 251 bed ibis Hotel at Edinburgh Airport.
Stepnell has started construction work on a £5.1m purpose-built residential care home for children in Warwickshire, the UK.
UK-based construction and infrastructure services provider Kier has commenced construction at the £15.5m leisure centre and community hub project in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, the UK.
Swedish construction company Skanska has announced a €45m ($54.4m) investment in the second phase of the Equilibrium office project in Bucharest, Romania.
Metsä Fibre, a bioproducts producer and a part of Metsä Group, has signed a preliminary agreement with Lehto Group for the construction of a port warehouse for the planned bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland.
Robertson Construction has secured a £78m contract to build Holland Park residential in Glasgow for Moda Living.
The Government of the City of San Fernando, Pampanga (CSFP) and the SM Development Corporation (SMDC) have broken ground on the Giant Lantern and Tourist Information Center at the former Paskuhan Village in the Philippines.
British construction company Speller Metcalfe has commenced work on more than £12m of improvements to leisure facilities in Dudley, the UK.
The government of Iran has announced the start of construction of a new petrochemical facility in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah.
UK-based construction firm Sir Robert McAlpine has commenced construction of the Hockley Mills built to rent development in Birmingham, the UK.
US-based real estate investment firm Hines has acquired a 30,000m2 portfolio of eight sites in France for a build-to-rent residential project on behalf of Hines Pan-European Core Fund (HECF).
Network Space has submitted a planning application to the St Helens Borough Council in the UK for a £54m glass research and innovation facility.The 160,000ft2 facility will be developed for Glass Futures.Claimed to serve as the world’s first openly accessible, multi-disciplinary experimental glass melting facility, it will be used for industry and government-backed research and development projects to reduce carbon footprint of glass production. The facility will also a serve as a platform for the industry to test its ideas, either as collaborative or individual effort. This project is being funded by a mix of public and private investments. It secured £15m UKRI grant for the installation of an experimental furnace and infrastructure that can produce 30 tonnes of glass daily.Network Space, which is the landowner and developer of the project, will secure private sector investment for construction costs. It will also secure a grant of £9m from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Companies in the glass sector will provide £20m support to the project in the form of resources, time and equipment. The project will create not only 80 permanent jobs but will also provide apprenticeships, training and general up-skilling in the glass sector. It is expected to attract investments to the region as international glass companies would channelise their resources to be located within geographical reach of the facility.Network Space development director Catherine Chilvers said: “As landowner and developer, we have worked in partnership with St Helen’s Council and Glass Futures over the past two years to rapidly progress the design and development of this transformational project for the Borough and in doing so, have established a hugely effective public/private sector delivery model.“The submitted planning proposals will regenerate the former United Glassworks site and enable Government and industry led research activity and training opportunities. The facility will create new jobs and support the transition of R&D to commercial applications, acting as a catalyst for further economic growth within St Helens.”For the first stage of the project, construction company Bowmer + Kirkland has been appointed as the contractor following an open procurement process that was managed via the North West Construction Hub.
Swiss construction company Blumer Lehmann and Saudi firm Al Bawani have secured two main contracts from The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) for the construction of its hotels across The Red Sea Project, a tourism destination being developed in Saudi Arabia.
OÜ Marsi Elu, a subsidiary of AS Pro Kapital Grupp, and Oma Ehitaja have signed a contract for the construction of three five-storey building complexes in Kristiine City, in Tondi. Estonia.
Norwegian construction and civl engineering company Veidekke has been awarded a design and build contract, worth around $45m (SEK382m), by real estate developer Nordr Eiendom for the Haga Boulevard and Haga Venue residential projects in Hagastaden, Stockholm.
Real estate private equity firm Madison Realty Capital (MRC) has provided $106m construction financing to a partnership between Arch Companies and AB Capstone for development of a mixed use project in New York City.
UK-based civil engineering contractor Graham has been appointed as the preferred contractor by Imperial College London to construct a new School of Public Health (SPH) at its White City Campus in West London.
Vets Pets, a cooperative group of veterinary hospitals, has broken ground on the Points East Veterinary Emergency Hospital in Wilson, North Carolina.
US-based construction firm McShane Construction Company is now constructing a new apartment community in Arizona, the US on behalf of Alabama-based LIV Development.