Bel Tel, a joint venture between McAleer & Rushe and Belfast City Council, has secured permission from the council’s planning committee for ‘The Sixth’, a £75m redevelopment of the former Belfast Telegraph building in Northern Ireland.
JPI, a multifamily developer in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, is set to begin construction on Jefferson Texas Plaza, a nine-acre development in Irving, adjacent to the University of Dallas.
Hargreaves Property Ventures, a development partnership between Hargreaves Services and Fintry Estates, has been appointed by Falkirk Council as preferred developer for the Falkirk Gateway project in the UK.
Galliford Try Partnerships has signed a development agreement with Ealing Council to create a new mixed-use scheme at Perceval House in London, which will deliver 470 new homes, alongside council offices and other community facilities.
The Round Rock City Council has approved an agreement with the developers of The District, a 65-acre mixed-use project planned for SH 45 just east of IH 35, in Texas, US.
Buckingham Group Contracting has been appointed by Swansea Council as the principal contractor for the £120m Swansea Central Phase One transformation project in the UK.
Primewest and Iris Residential have secured approval for a A$140m ($100m) plan for the construction of 150 apartments and 14 specialty tenancies at the gateway to LandCorp’s Montario Quarter in Shenton Park, Australia.
The City of Subiaco has endorsed a proposal for the redevelopment of Subiaco’s abandoned Pavilion Markets near the Subiaco train station in Australia.
Radisson Hotel Group has signed an agreement with Cairo-based business partner Zaghloul Holdings for six new hotels in Egypt as part of a portfolio deal across several of its brands.
Hankey Investment and Jamison Properties have broken ground on a $300m residential tower at 2900 Wilshire Blvd in Koreatown, a sub-market adjacent to downtown Los Angeles, US.
Galliford Try has signed contracts with Bell Hammer and AXA IM-Real Assets for the new Assembly Bristol mixed-use development in the UK.
The Cresset-Diversified QOZ Fund has formed a joint venture with Hines to develop The Preston, a new residential building in downtown Houston, US.
Italian renewable energy firm Enel Green Power (EGP), through its Brazilian subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB), has begun construction on the 716MW Lagoa dos Ventos wind farmin Brazil.
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.
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has inaugurated works on Burj Jumeira, the new tower to be built in the Al Sufouh neighbourhood of Dubai.
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.
Cinemark Holdings, engaged in the motion picture exhibition business, has unveiled plans to construct a 14-screen theatre in the new Cottonwood Creek Market development in Waco, Texas.Set to open in the spring of 2020, the new theatre forms part of a 143-acre, master planned, mixed-use project developed by NewQuest Properties.Located at the intersection of I-35 and Loop 340/Hwy 6, the 14 auditoriums at the Cinemark Waco and XD theatre will feature advanced technology and customer-preferred amenities, including Cinemark XD auditorium and Cinemark’s Luxury Loungers.The auditoriums will include ultra-modern viewing environment with wall-to-wall screens and enhanced sound systems and 4K digital projection powered by Barco with RealD 3D capability.The theatre will also feature a lobby lounge offering expanded food and beverage options. Furthermore, seats in all auditoriums can be reserved with convenient online and kiosk ticketing.Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradi said: “We are proud to work with our long-time partner, NewQuest, to bring the Waco community the ultimate movie-going experience with our new Cinemark location coming soon to Central Texas.“With our Luxury Lounger recliners, XD auditorium and more, Cinemark will give guests the opportunity to enjoy the newest films in one of the most innovative viewing environments."NewQuest Properties co-founder and managing partner Steve Alvis said: “We are pleased to welcome Cinemark to Cottonwood Creek Market. The Cinemark theatre will anchor our entertainment wing, which will have an exciting collection of restaurants and retail in a beautifully landscaped environment.”Apart from the new Cinemark theatre, Cottonwood Creek Market will include several restaurants, entertainment and a wide range of retail shops in its 285,000ft² of space sprawling over a 63-acre site. The centre will also feature office spaces and multifamily homes.Cinemark operated 541 theatres with 6,014 screens in 41 US states, Brazil, Argentina and 13 other Latin American countries as of 30 September 2018.
Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, a community hospital in Los Angeles, California, has begun construction on a $215m campus expansion and modernisation project.The project will include the construction of a new, 150,000ft² patient care tower, which will be the centrepiece of the project.The new facility will add space, privacy and advanced medical technology while improving capacity and accessibility for emergency, trauma and maternity services.The first floor of the new tower will feature larger, private, emergency and trauma bays.“The new ED will streamline triage to evaluate patients more efficiently and effectively while providing dedicated space for trauma care with six large bays,” Dignity Health said.The new tower will include an upgraded neonatal intensive care unit with private rooms and labour and delivery suites including midwifery services, apart from antepartum and postpartum services.It will also feature private rooms to accommodate multiple births, a water-birthing suite, private postpartum rooms permitting family to stay with moms and babies overnight, private triage rooms where moms-to-be can be evaluated and cared for, and separate antepartum rooms.As part of the expansion, a new paediatrics unit will be set up on the sixth floor of the existing Tibbitts Tower, an emergency mental health observation centre next to the new ED.Furthermore, the expansion will include a new multi-level parking structure with meeting and retail space on the ground floor.The $215m expansion project is being supported by Dignity Health through a loan of $165m and a capital campaign seeking local philanthropic investment of $50m.The project is expected to be completed in 2020 with occupancy in 2021.CHMC president Margaret Peterson said: “This ambitious project will help ensure that California Hospital can continue to fulfill its mission of serving our community now and for many years to come.“This expansion will also enable the hospital to attract top-level talent plus accept more medical residents, nursing students and students from other disciplines, strengthening our role as a major teaching hospital.”
US-based Caesars Entertainment has unveiled plans to open its first non-gaming hotel in the US, as part of its strategy to expand its brands and loyalty network.The hotel, dubbed Caesars Republic Scottsdale, will be located next to the region's premier luxury retail destination, Scottsdale Fashion Square. It will be a four-star hotel developed by HCW Development and operated by Aimbridge Hospitality.Featuring 266 rooms, the 11-storey glass structure will be developed at the intersection of North Goldwater and East Highland Avenue. Caesars Republic Scottsdale is set to break ground in the second half of 2019.The hotel will feature a 7,000ft² column-free ballroom with 34ft sliding glass doors which open out onto the adjacent lawn, suitable for outdoor events for up to 600 people.The ballroom is divisible into four sections and can accommodate banquets up to 500 people. It will also feature an advanced sound, internet and audio-visual system.The hotel will include a rooftop pool and bar on the seventh floor of the building. The pool, touted to be the only rooftop pool in Scottsdale, will host activities such as yoga at 9 and champagne at 11. The hotel's fitness centre will be located next to the pool.The hotel’s interior décor will feature rich textures and strong architecture, contrasting soft curves and bold accents in a chic and classy lobby.Guests can enjoy an after-work cocktail or glass of wine after a day of shopping at the first-floor bar.The guestrooms will be in a mix of kings, double queens, one and two-bedroom suites. The hotel will also feature a bridal suite, and five luxury entertainment suites on the 11th floor.The second floor will feature five breakout rooms which will accommodate up to 40 people each or can be opened for events up to 200 members. The second-floor executive board room has a seating capacity of 16 at a permanent table.Caesars Entertainment president and CEO Mark Frissora said: "Caesars Republic Scottsdale represents the introduction of a new world-class brand and further progress on our strategy to expand our non-gaming business into premier destinations."This project will be our first non-gaming asset in the United States and demonstrates the global strength of the Caesars brand. We look forward to partnering with HCW Development and Aimbridge Hospitality to create a world-class experience in one of the nation's most desirable communities."
The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) board has given approval to a masterplan for the development of tourism projects in Saudi Arabia.