RIBA Competitions has chosen the design made by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios) for the University of Portsmouth’s new academic building on the Victoria Site.
Lambeth Council’s Planning Applications Committee has given its approval for U and I (U+I) and the London Fire Brigade’s proposals for the redevelopment of 8 Albert Embankment.
Swedish construction and civil engineering company Peab has secured a SEK921m ($96.6m) contract from Castellum to build a new courthouse in Nyhamnen, Malmö.
The UK-based University of Bath has awarded a contract to Rydon, for the construction of its new automotive propulsion research facility as part of the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS).
British media and telecommunications conglomerate Sky has announced plans to build new TV and film studio in Elstree, Hertfordshire in the UK.
Thomas White Oxford (TWO), the development company of St John’s College has secured approval from the Oxford City Council for the construction of Oxford North innovation district.
Construction company Skanska has secured a contract worth SEK1.2bn ($125m) from Akademiska Hus, the Swedish government body, to build new premises for the Faculty of Science at the University of Gothenburg.
Gateshead Council and its development partner Ask:Patrizia have awarded a contract to Sir Robert McAlpine for the construction of a £260m ($334m) waterfront conference and events destination in Gateshead, UK.
UK-based construction firm Willmott Dixon has been selected to build a fourth project, Warwick Arts Centre, at the University of Warwick.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of three new hotels to enter New Caledonia.
Morgan Sindall’s urban regeneration division Muse Developments has been selected as a development manager for the £650m ($841.5m) North West Quadrant scheme in Slough, England.
US-based food manufacturing company Kellogg has commenced construction on €110m ($121.3m) new manufacturing line at its Pringles factory in Kutno, Poland.
Romanian real estate developer One United Properties has secured building permission for the first phase of One Cotroceni Park mixed-use project in Bucharest, Romania.
Finnish construction company YIT and the City of Järvenpää have secured approval from the Järvenpää City Council for the development of Perhelä area in Finland.
Construction and property development firm Caddick Group has been selected to build a £50m ($63.8m) GDV distribution centre near Wakefield in Yorkshire, UK.
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.
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.
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.
Transport for London (TfL) and Notting Hill Genesis have secured approval for the construction of 619 homes in Kidbrooke, London.
The UK government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has named 128 companies in the first tranche of a £30bn public sector construction framework.