The Construction & Infrastructure division of Morgan Sindall Group has been selected by Liverpool City Council to execute two projects as part of the local authority’s Paddington Village project, a proposed £1bn expansion to Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter.
Lebuhraya DUKE Fasa 2A (LDF2A), a subsidiary of Malaysian construction firm Ekovest, has received approval in principle from the government for the privatisation of the MYR6.32bn ($1.4bn) Kampung Baru Link, Istana Link and Kapar Link expressway.
Spanish energy group Elecnor has been awarded a $117.2M contract by Santiago Solar to build a solar PV plant in Chile.
OHL Industrial has won a €224.6M contract from Ecocementos for the construction of a cement plant in Colombia.
US-based construction company Tutor Perini has received a notice of intent from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the Westside Purple Line Extension Section 2 Project.
Developer J2 Global has received planning permission from Luton Borough Council to transform the former Vauxhall car plant site in Luton into a £300M mixed-use development.
UK-based Wates Residential has been selected to construct the first phase of the Abbey Area Redevelopment project in Camden, London.
Construction work has started on Sound Transit’s Northgate light rail station, one of three stations set to open in 2021 with the completion of the Northgate Link Extension.Sound Transit has awarded the $174M contract to Absher Construction Company in August 2016. The scope of the work includes the construction of an elevated station at Northgate, a guideway and a parking garage with 450 stalls for transit users.It will also involve the construction of a transit island, located below the south end of the station platform between Northeast 100th and Northeast 103rd Streets, for convenient light rail and bus connections.According to Sound Transit, trains traveling in the 5.6km twin tunnels north to and from the University of Washington station at Husky Stadium will stop at underground stations in the U District and Roosevelt neighborhoods, exit the tunnels at First Avenue Northeast and Northeast 95th and transition to a 1.3km elevated guideway to reach the new station.Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff [speaker in the photo] said: "Within a few years this station will enable many thousands more riders each day to take advantage of fast and reliable travel through some of the most congestion-choked areas of our region."The $1.9bn Northgate Link project extends light rail 6.9km north from the University of Washington to a station next to the King County Northgate Transit Center.
Indian construction firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been selected as the principal contractor for a project to redevelop the Sardar Patel Stadium in Gujarat, India.
Carillion has commenced construction on a build-to-rent project, known as Angel Gardens, in Manchester’s NOMA district in the UK.
Royal Boskalis Westminster has won a €480M contract from the Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) for the development of the port of Duqm in Oman.
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has broken ground on Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) second phase of the CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar system in Charlotte, North Carolina.
London is at the top of a list of ‘construction mega cities’ with total project values close to $426bn, according to a new report.
Flatiron Constructors has been awarded a $145.3M contract by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to design and build a new bridge at Rodanthe in North Carolina, US.
Development and construction firm Skanska has won contracts worth $568M in the US.
Oilfield services company SapuraKencana Petroleum has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiaries secured contracts worth about $300M in Malaysia [Kuala Lumpur pictured].
Written by Alex Conacher
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced the start of construction on the £350M Metrolink Trafford Park line in Manchester, UK.
Construction firm Multiplex has been selected by the Chinese developer Dalian Wanda Group to construct its £1bn One Nine Elms development near Vauxhall in London, UK.
The Great Northern Connect Team, a joint venture between BGC Contracting and Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction, has secured a contract for stage two of the NorthLink WA project in Australia.