US-based developer SL Green Realty has secured $1.5bn in financing for the construction of an office tower in midtown Manhattan, New York.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, known as Virginia Tech, has unveiled plans for a $225M global business and analytics complex in Virginia, US.
Campus Apartments, a US-based student accommodation provider, has unveiled three new student housing projects comprising over 1,700 beds in Tennessee, South Carolina and Pennsylvania.
A development team comprising Related Companies, Vornado Realty and Skanska has been selected by the New York state to redevelop the James A. Farley post office in Manhattan, US.
Ground has been broken on a new $250M in-patient building at South Beach Psychiatric Center in Staten Island, New York.
Mercedes-Benz USA has broken ground on its $93M new corporate headquarters in Sandy Springs, Georgia.The 20,900sq m project will be located on a 12-acre campus at the corner of Abernathy and Barfield roads near the intersection of S.R. 400 and Interstate 285.The four-storey building will feature the latest architectural elements designed to provide a performance-oriented and collaborative environment.The project is expected to be complete by early 2018.
Michelin North America is set to construct a $270M new distribution centre near Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Bilfinger has secured a €100M contract for the construction of the Natgasoline methanol plant in Beaumont, Texas.
Air Canada has started construction on a new $90M aircraft hangar project in Toronto, Ontario.
Data Foundry has unveiled plans to build a $200M data centre in Austin, Texas.
Clark Construction Group has been selected as the prime contractor by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) to build the MD 355 Multimodal Crossing project at the Medical Center metro station in Bethesda, Maryland.
A joint venture of Walsh Construction and Consigli Construction has started construction on a new patient pavilion for Health Quest in Poughkeepsie, New York.
US-based marketing/direct sales firm Mary Kay has broken ground on its new global manufacturing and research and development facility in Lewisville, Texas.
The Cordish Companies has broken ground on the new $200M Live! hotel at the Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, Maryland.
Plastics, chemical and refining company LyondellBasell has announced plans to build a new $700M high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant at its manufacturing complex in La Porte, Texas.The new plant will have an annual capacity of 500,000t.LyondellBasell CEO and chairman of the management board Bob Patel said: "This project represents the next generation of technology."This location is ideal for this facility because of the feedstock advantage we enjoy, the ability to ship product around the world and, most importantly, the outstanding workforce that the Gulf Coast has to offer."The project is anticipated to create up to 1,000 jobs during the construction peak and 75 full time positions.Construction on the project is expected to commence in early 2017 and will be complete by 2019.
Skanska has been awarded a $200M contract by Inspira Health Network to construct a new hospital building in New Jersey, US.The scope of the contract includes the construction of a five-storey hospital with 204 beds.The main tower of the development will feature operating rooms, an emergency department, imaging suites, as well as administrative, dining and support services.The 41,000sq m scheme also involves the construction of a new central utility plant, which will supply electrical power, heating, hot water and chilled water.Construction on the project will commence in the first quarter of 2017 and is expected to be complete by December 2019.
US-based company Cologix has announced a $130M project to expand its data centre and interconnection footprint in Columbus, Ohio.The 15,000sq m, 18+MW data centre will be located on its current eight-acre campus in Columbus. It will be directly connected to the company’s existing data centres in Ohio.Cologix CEO Grant van Rooyen said: "Large enterprises are increasingly interested in outsourcing internal data centres with an eye toward leveraging cloud services for some aspects of their IT systems."Until now, there has not been a neutral facility in Columbus that can combine connectivity with the scale that can support large cloud and enterprise deployments, and we are excited to address that need with our new data centre."The company has secured all required permissions and expects to break ground immediately with its construction partners Parallel Technologies and Kraus Anderson. The project is anticipated to create 128 full time jobs in the region and the first phase of the project is expected to be operational in mid-2017.
US-based pizza chain Little Caesars and Olympia Development of Michigan have broken ground on the retailer’s new $150M global headquarters expansion project in Detroit, Michigan.The nine-storey, 22,000sq m development represents Caesars’ first headquarters building constructed in Detroit in more than 10 years.The headquarters campus features a two-storey lobby connected to a new welcome centre, a screening room, a 425-seat training room, a fitness centre, retail and dining spaces, training facilities, and innovation kitchens.Little Caesars’ president and CEO David Scrivano said: "Today, as we break ground on an exciting new development that will anchor the Columbia Street neighbourhood of the District Detroit, we're excited to continue our longstanding commitment to the people that have helped make a single Little Caesars pizza shop into one of the world's largest pizza chains."The expansion project — led by Detroit construction manager Brinker-Christman and architect SmithGroupJJR — is expected to be complete in 2018.
PCL Construction Management has reached substantial completion on the new $278M football stadium project in Regina, Canada.Called the Mosaic Stadium, it marks the first landmark project of the $1bn Regina Revitalization Initiative being undertaken by the city in three phases.The facility will serve as the new home of football team Saskatchewan Roughriders and will have the built-in flexibility to host different sports and entertainment events.It will feature a translucent spectator roof and a general admission lounge on its west side. 68% of the stadium’s seats will be located in the sunken lower bowl, offering unobstructed views of the field.PCL Regina district manager Sean Hamelin said: “The talented and dedicated individuals who worked on site and in support of this project should be extremely proud of what they accomplished. “They worked collaboratively, sharing in the success and setbacks, with a common goal of creating something they can be proud of. They have achieved that goal and created a facility the City and Province can be proud of.”
Environmental remediation work has started on a new $340M mixed-use redevelopment project in midtown St. Louis, Missouri.The City Foundry Saint Louis at Cortex, the new name of the former Federal Mogul Foundry property, is being designed and developed by Lawrence Group.Phase one of the project will involve the creation of 4,500sq m of restaurant and food hall space, 11,500sq m of office space in the City Foundry building complex, 12,000sq m of retail space that will be home to up to 45 retailers, and a 511-car parking garage.The first phase, expected to open in 2018, will also include the creation of amenities such as public plaza spaces, bike share, electric recharge stations and dedicated ride sharing drop-off.Later phases of the project will include the construction of a 279-unit residential tower, 25,000sq m of office, as well as 1,500sq m of retail space.The project will involve significant reuse of the historic structures, and will be funded by Eagle Bank.According to Lawrence Group, Bull Moose Industries has become a major investment partner in the redevelopment.Bull Moose’s CEO Michael Blatz said: “This new investment by Lord Paul represents our continued confidence in St. Louis as well as our belief in the exciting vision laid out by Steve Smith for the City Foundry development.”