American engineering firm Aecom, along with Penoyre & Prasad and White Arkitekter, has been appointed by Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, University College London (UCL) and Moorfields Eye Charity to design the proposed new centre for eye care, research and education.
Australian construction firm Lendlease has been selected by Birmingham City Council for a £1.5bn ($2.7bn) project to redevelop the 17-hectare Birmingham Smithfield site in the UK.
UK Environment Agency has secured approval from the planning committee of Hull, a port city in East Yorkshire, England, for the construction of a scheme to protect homes and businesses in the city from flooding from the River Humber.
Town Centre Securities (TCS), a property investor based in Leeds, UK, has submitted a planning application for a 17-storey office and retail development at the Central Square in the Merrion Centre, its largest development project to date.
The University of Chicago will construct a new building, designed by Chicago-based design practice Studio Gang, in Paris to offer greater opportunities for education, research and scholarly engagement across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Lendlease has been appointed as management contractor for a £328.3m heritage project to repair, refurbish and partially restore Grade I-listed Manchester Town Hall, UK.
intu Properties, a British Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), mainly focusing on shopping centre management and development, has appointed Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver the £86m transformation of intu Broadmarsh in Nottingham.
Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee has granted approval for the planning application for the residential element of the Athletes Village as part of preparations to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Ed. Züblin, a subsidiary of European construction group Strabag, has secured a €80m contract from Rondus Erste Immobilienbesitz, represented by Hines Immobilien, for the construction of a residential complex in Berlin-Schöneberg.
BAM Construct UK has won a contract from King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP) for the development at King’s Cross in London where technology company Facebook will acquire 611,000ft² of office space across three buildings.
Skanska Norway has secured a contract for the construction of Aveny Vest, a 176 residential apartments project divided into three houses in central Lillestrøm, Norway, and the company’s first BREEAM-certified housing project in Norway.
Argent Related, a British urban regeneration company, has secured consent from the London Borough of Haringey for a regeneration scheme in Tottenham Hale.
British Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock has announced funding of up to £100m for a children’s hospital for the east of England, which will integrate mental and physical health and combines quality services with science and research.
Finnish building construction company YIT is constructing residential projects in Russia, together worth approximately €40m.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has approved planning application for a £2bn redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle shopping centre in South London, where developer Delancey intends to replace the centre with a new town centre-style scheme.
Bristol developer Cubex has unveiled plans to transform the former headquarters site of Avon Fire and Rescue in Bristol city centre into a £140m mixed-use scheme, which will form the next phase of the Finzels Reach quarter.
Leeds City Council has submitted plans for the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme to reduce flood risk along the River Aire in the UK.
Weston Homes, along with landowner Columbia Threadneedle, has secured a Resolution to Grant planning permission from Norwich City Council for the regeneration of Anglia Square in central Norwich, UK, into a £300m mixed-use urban quarter.
Polish company Porto, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are financing POSEJDON office and service complex, a modern and pro-ecological construction project planned in Szczecin, Poland.
The UK government will invest £72m to establish a Core Innovation Hub (CIH), which will focus on the use of Virtual reality, digital design and offsite manufacturing technologies to revolutionise the UK construction industry.