High-rise urban housing projects have undergone a renaissance in recent times – despite many failed projects from the 20th century that became associated with poverty, the latest generation of structures are designed for luxury.
There’s no doubt that for the idea of the Northern Powerhouse to become a reality we need better infrastructure in the North, and we need it fast. But how do we build the schools, houses, hospitals, rail stations and other buildings we need across the region quicker and cheaper, without sacrificing quality? John Edwards at Atkins Group looks at solutions.
One critically important, but perhaps under discussed, area of the Northern Powerhouse is energy. In particular, where will it be generated, what technologies will be used now and in the future and how will it be decarbonised? And most importantly, how will it be distributed effectively and efficiently across the Northern Powerhouse. Paul Yates at Atkins Group discusses.
Galliard Construction has been appointed by developer Sager as the principal contractor for Sager’s £400m Islington Square project.
South London’s Lambeth College has selected Carillion Developments to build a new skill centre in the college’s Vauxhall site.
Developer Hammerson has announced that work on the £1bn Whitgift shopping centre redevelopment project in Croydon, London is now pushed back to 2017.
The proposals to redevelop the historic Tower Works site in Holbeck, UK have been approved by Leeds City Council.
After the Spanish housing construction market was severely damaged during the recession, the country’s crane manufacturers had to look abroad and expand their portfolios. Daniel Searle reports from Zaragoza.
A strong period for the UK construction industry is reflected in a growing crane rental market, with new projects and investments in fleet expansions taking place. Daniel Searle reports.
Bouygues UK has secured a contract from Bristol City Council to build the £90m ($129.7m) Bristol Arena next to Temple Meads railway station in Bristol, UK.
Northern Ireland-based developer McAleer & Rushe has signed a £70m ($101m) contract with Queen’s University Belfast to develop student housing on two of its city centre sites in Belfast.
Maire Tecnimont’s subsidiaries Tecnimont and KT-Kinetics Technology have won an EPC contract worth $180m from Socar Polymer for a new polyethylene plant in Azerbaijan.
Ardmore has secured an £80m ($115.3m) contract from Notting Hill Housing and Sellar Developments for phase one of Project Light at Canada Water in Southwark, UK.
Developer Essential Living has secured approval from Ealing Council to deliver a £200m build-to-rent development in North Acton, London.
Danish engineering company FLSmidth has signed an EPC contract for the supply of a greenfield cement plant in Algeria.
Athenex, a manufacturer of oncology medication, is set to invest $1.62bn to expand its operations in Dunkirk and Buffalo in New York.
Construction Partnership UK (CPUK) has started work on the first phase of the £107m Bridge Street Regeneration Project in Warrington, UK.