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.
British property developer Berkeley Homes (Western) and residential developer L&Q have announced plans to jointly deliver the redevelopment of the former Homebase/Toys R Us site in central Reading, UK.
A consortium comprising superyacht marina development and operating group Adriatic Marinas and ship and superyacht builder Damen has signed a concession agreement with the Government of Montenegro for the redevelopment of the former Bijela shipyard in Boka Bay, Montenegro.
Finnish construction firm YIT has been selected as the construction and development partner for Garden Helsinki, an urban development project in Finland.
GMI Construction Group and Muse Developments have broken ground on a new 60,000ft² Grade A office building as part of the latest phase at Stockport Exchange in the new business district in the town of Stockport, UK.
Bouygues UK, a British subsidiary of French company Bouygues Construction, has secured a contract worth more than £100m from Taylor Wimpey Central London to build the first phase of Postmark, a project comprising two building complexes, in Farringdon district, London.
Bournemouth Development Company has secured planning permission from the Bournemouth Council for a £150m scheme at the Winter Gardens site in Bournemouth, UK.
British mixed-use developer First Base and private equity real estate fund Patron Capital have selected McLaren Construction to deliver the £120m redevelopment of the former Amex House in Brighton, UK.