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Salboy, Ask Real Estate to deliver £300m Viadux mixed-use project in UK

17 Jan 2020 WCN Editorial Team News

UK-based property developer Salboy has formed a joint venture with Ask Real Estate to deliver the £300m Viadux mixed-use project in Central Manchester, UK.  

Plymouth Housing breaks ground on new housing project in US

17 Jan 2020 WCN Editorial Team News

US-based non-profit housing developer Plymouth Housing has broken ground on new housing development, 2nd & Mercer, in Seattle, Washington.

Stantec to design $129m Battery Coastal Resilience Project in US

17 Jan 2020 WCN Editorial Team News

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has selected design firm Stantec to lead the design for the $129m Battery Coastal Resilience Project in the US.Spanning one-third of a mile of waterfront along the 25-acre Battery Park, the project forms part of the City’s Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency initiative that aims to protect Lower Manhattan from the impacts of rising sea levels as a result of climate change.For the project, Stantec will be responsible for the lead design plans for a reconstructed wharf at the southern tip of Manhattan. The wharf will raise the waterfront esplanade approximately 5ft above its current elevation to protect the park and nearby community.Stantec principal-in-charge Brian O’Donnell said: “Current sea level rise projections show that the Battery sits in a particularly vulnerable location and needed wharf reconstruction provides a timely opportunity to protect the Battery’s unique character and usability for years to come.”Stantec expects that the four-year project to play a critical role in the growing network of resiliency reinforcements in Lower Manhattan while ensuring usability over the next 80 years.Stantec landscape architecture discipline leader Gary Sorge said: “Increases in extreme weather events are bringing resiliency to the top of city agendas across the world.“Stantec is in a strong position to meet those needs and has been bringing forward both green and grey infrastructure solutions that will protect the drivers of our economies—our cities. It takes a truly interdisciplinary approach to make communities both resilient and livable for future generations.”Stantec’s New York City office will lead the interdisciplinary design. The work will include landscape architecture, waterfront engineering, and environmental review backed by several speciality contractors. Design is planned to be completed in 18 months.In December 2019, a Stantec-led team was selected by the City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the $312.6m traffic and community enhancements project in the city.

Glasgow approves contract to BAM Nuttall to build new bridge on M8 motorway

17 Jan 2020 WCN Editorial Team News

Glasgow City Council has approved a contract to BAM Nuttall for the construction of a new pedestrian and cyclist bridge connecting Sighthill and Glasgow city centre, over the M8 motorway.

Skanska secures £143m contract from Highways England

17 Jan 2020 WCN Editorial Team News

Construction firm Skanska has secured a £143m contract from Highways England for improvement of the M42 Junction 6 improvement scheme.

Western Australia seeks bids for construction of METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line

16 Jan 2020 WCN Editorial Team News

The state government of Western Australia (WA) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) seeing bids from potential contractors to construct the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, as part of the METRONET project.

Kier selected to deliver $25m Gresham’s STEAM building in UK

16 Jan 2020 WCN Editorial Team News

UK-based construction firm Kier has been selected as the preferred bidder to deliver Gresham’s School’s new £19m ($24.7m) science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) facility in Holt, Norfolk.

Zaha Hadid-designed conference centre in China nears completion

16 Jan 2020 WCN Editorial Team News

Zaha Hadid Architects has announced that construction on the new exhibition and conference centre, a part of the Chengdu’s Unicorn Island masterplan, in Sichuan province, West China is nearing completion.

Corvias, US Air Force break ground on community centre in Florida

16 Jan 2020 WCN Editorial Team News

The US Air Force and its solutions partner Corvias have broken ground on a new community centre in Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Foremost Companies unveils first two residential neighbourhoods in California, US

15 Jan 2020 WCN Editorial Team News

Foremost Companies, a premier land investment firm, has unveiled the first two neighbourhoods at master-planned community, Deerlake Ranch, located in the hillsides of Chatsworth in California, US.

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