Dubai has announced plans to build the biggest library in the Arab world, which will entail an investment of AED1bn ($272.2m).
Canadian wood-based panel products company Norbord has invested $135m to upgrade and expand its OSB mill in Inverness, Scotland.
The University of Cambridge has secured planning consent for a new £79m ($114.3m) research facility.
Lendlease has won a contract worth £80m ($115.7m) from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) to redevelop the former Royal Mail sorting office at Copperas Hill into a university building.
Ssangyong Engineering & Construction’s Dubai unit and China State Construction Engineering (Middle East) have secured a contract worth AED1.4bn ($381.1m) from Nakheel to build The Palm Gateway at Dubai’s master development Palm Jumeirah.
Century Properties Group, via its subsidiary Century City Development Corporation (CCDC), and Japanese firm Mitsubishi have broken ground on Forbes Media Tower at Century City in Makati, Philippines.
Crest Nicholson, in collaboration with the Starr Trust, has won a contract from Brighton and Hove City Council for a £200m redevelopment of the King Alfred site on Hove’s seafront in the UK.
Ground has been broken on the new $330m Rivers Casino and Resort project in Schenectady, New York.
Construction is underway on GO Transit’s new $859.2m East Rail Maintenance Facility in Whitby, Ontario.
Galliard Construction has been appointed by developer Sager as the principal contractor for Sager’s £400m Islington Square project in London.
South London’s Lambeth College has selected Carillion Developments to build a new skill centre in the college’s Vauxhall site.
Dubai developer Nakheel has signed a joint venture agreement with RIU Hotels & Resorts to develop a $170m hotel at Nakheel's Deira Islands master development.
Developer Hammerson has announced that work on the £1bn Whitgift shopping center redevelopment project in Croydon, London is now pushed back to 2017.
Construction work has begun on the $105m Two Light Apartments project in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
Ground has been broken on Cowlitz Tribe’s new $510m casino-resort in Washington, US.
Petrochemicals manufacturer Shell Chemical has broken ground on its $717m linear alpha olefins manufacturing plant in Geismar, Louisiana.
Ground has been broken on the NZD700m ($464.5m) New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) has received $265m in funding for the development of 160 Leroy Street luxury condominium project in Manhattan, New York.
The Greater Western Sydney Giants (Giants), an Australian rules football team, have unveiled plans for an A$800m ($569m) project to upgrade Manuka Oval and the surrounding area in Canberra, Australia.
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) has secured a $225m construction loan for Madison Centre, a 37-story, 753,869 sq ft, trophy office project in the central business district of Seattle.