Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved the construction of One Lansdowne featuring twin towers of 68 and 41 storeys, linked by an 11-storey podium structure in Croydon, South London.
Sekisui House Australia has commissioned Hassell to carry out the master planning work for the Yaroomba Beach site on Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
AECOM Asia Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of AECOM, has secured a contract with China-based Elite Global Group (EGGL) to provide integrated program management services.
Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has selected Atkins, the British engineering, design, planning, architectural design, project management and consulting services company, to provide masterplanning and urban design services to Bayshore precinct in Singapore.
An equal stake joint venture (JV) of OHL and NNC has started construction on the 8km stretch of railway line between Arlöv and Flackarp in Sweden.
Maryland Governor Hogan has announced the start of construction on the final phase of widening of U.S. 113 (Worcester Highway) inin Maryland, US.
Tech giant Google has broken ground on its new headquarters in London, which will be the company’s first wholly-owned building outside the US.
Spanish infrastructure firm Acciona has signed a loan agreement worth AUD75m ($56.7m) with Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) for the construction and start-up of the Mt. Gellibrand wind farm in Victoria, Australia.
Nucor Corporation, a US-based producer of steel and related products, is set to construct a new rebar micro mill in Sedalia, Missouri.
Target Engineering Construction Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arabtec Holding, has bagged a contract worth AED950m ($258.6m) from Emaar Properties for Phase 2 of Forte, a residential development in Downtown Dubai.
Gammon Construction, an equal stake joint venture (JV) between infrastructure group Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson, has been awarded a contract to build The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel in Hong Kong.
The Nebraska Public Service Commission has approved Canadian pipeline company TransCanada’s plan to construct $8bn Keystone XL pipeline; however, the route was not the preferred one by the pipeline developer.
GLX Constructors, a joint venture of Fluor Enterprises, The Middlesex Corp., Herzog Contracting and Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, has been selected as the design-build team for the estimated $2bn Green Line Light Rail Extension project in Boston.
Real estate developer Select Property Group has secured planning consent from the Salford City Council for the construction of three new residential buildings in the Greengate district of Salford in Greater Manchester.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided €85m in financing to Limerick City & County Council for the re-development of opera site in Limerick, Ireland.
The Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) has broken ground on the second phase of the deep tunnel sewerage system (DTSS) to transport used water, freeing up land above for redevelopment. The second phase, which will measure 100km in length, will entail an investment of SGD6.5bn ($4.8bn).
BMO Harris Bank and real estate developer Irgens have broken ground on a 25-story office building known as the BMO Harris Financial Center in downtown Milwaukee in Wisconsin, US.
Swindon Borough Council has given the green light to a plan to build a 500,000 sq ft of regional leisure scheme in Swindon, just four months after SevenCapital took the reins of the scheme. Outline planning for the first phase of the £270m development has been recommended for approval by the council’s planning committee.
Property developer British Land will begin construction of 310,000 sq ft office at its Regents Place campus near Euston Station in London in March next year. The company will invest approximately £196m to convert and extend the existing 1990s-built 1 Triton Square in a bid to provide modern offices and improved public facilities. The company will construct three extra floors and extend floor plates into the unusually large atrium of the existing building.
Croydon Council has approved a revised redevelopment proposal for the Whitgift Shopping Centre submitted by the Croydon Partnership, a joint venture of (JV) Westfield and Hammerson. Westfield is investing £700m in the Croydon project.