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.
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.
Albania state railways has awarded a contract to Italian company INC Spa for the large scale rehabilitation of railway network.
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.
US-based engineering services provider Jacobs has been awarded a £162.5m contract from Highways England for work on the Lower Thames Crossing project in the UK.
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.
Femern Link Contractors JV has started work on a 18km-long combined road and rail tunnel, connecting Denmark and Germany.
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.
Société du Grand Paris has awarded a contract to a joint venture to develop 17 service structures on the south-east stretch of the Line 15 of the Grand Paris Express transport network in France.
BAM has secured a £192m contract from an insurance group Legal & General, Sky and NBCUniversal for the construction of Sky Studios Elstree, a new film and television studio to come up just north of London.
UK-based construction firm Ardmore has secured a £155m contract from joint venture partners Hammersmith & Fulham Council and A2Dominion for West London’s major new mixed-use development, Hammersmith Civic Campus.
SIS, a consortium of Sacyr and Fininc, has secured a €388m ($469.1m) contract for the construction of the S.S. 340 Regina – Tremezzina bypass, a 9.5km highway stretch in Como province of northern Italy.
Sweden-based construction company Skanska has secured a €272m ($328.7m) contract from Kanta-Häme Hospital District to build a new hospital in Hämeenlinna, Finland.
BAM has been appointed by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, a part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, to build a new hospital that would serve as major trauma centre for Greater Manchester area in the UK.
Galliford Try’s Building business has been awarded a new £23m contract to build a 436-room student accommodation facility in Coventry, the UK.
UK’s West Yorkshire Combined Authority has appointed John Sisk & Son for the construction work of the £27m A629 Phase 1b, Halifax to Huddersfield improvement scheme.
UK-based construction and infrastructure services provider Kier has secured a £87m contract from Somerset NHS Foundation Trust to construct a new surgical centre at Musgrove Park Hospital in the UK.
UK-based construction company Morgan Sindall Construction has secured a £19m ($26m) contract to carry out expansion and improvement of the emergency department at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.