Irish building materials firm James Hardie Building Products has unveiled plans to build an advanced fiber-cement building products manufacturing plant in Prattville, Alabama that will entail an investment of up to $220m
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has awarded a $710M contract to the Northern Express Group to deliver and operate a new motorway in New Zealand.
Lum Chang Building Contractors has won a SGD325M ($233.8M) contract from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to construct viaducts and a new platform at Tanah Merah station in Singapore.
US-based McCarthy Building Companies has begun work on Arizona State University’s (ASU) $120M Biodesign C Research building in Arizona, US.
Hochtief Building has been awarded a €138M contract to construct an office tower in downtown Frankfurt, Germany.The contract has been awarded by Perella Weinberg Real Estate Fund II and Pecan Development — the project’s developer.The 155m-high tower, named Marienturm, will feature 38 above-grade stories and three below-grade levels, with a gross floor area of 70,000sq m.The plinth levels up to the fifth floor are expected to include a lunch restaurant, a coffee bar, a gym, a child day care centre and conference areas. The project is aimed to achieve LEED Platinum certification.Holger Neumann, head of Hochtief Building’s Frankfurt branch, said: “We are delighted to have won the contract to plan and construct the Marienturm. Hochtief has once again lived up to its reputation as a high-rise specialist.”The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.
McCarthy Building Companies has started construction work on a $535M hospital replacement project for Marin General Hospital in San Rafael, California.The project, known as MGH 2.0, will include a new 24,000sq m, four-storey hospital building.The facility, designed by Perkins Eastman Architects, will house 114 private rooms, an expanded emergency department and six new operating/procedural suites.The development will include special amenities and landscape features, such as rooftop gardens, balconies, and natural light in every patient room.Once the new hospital towers open in 2020, work will commence on a 9,000sq m five-storey ambulatory services building, and parking structure.The project team has just completed MGH 2.0’s first parking facility.The hospital will continue to operate during the construction period.
The National Arts Centre in Ottawa has broken ground on an architectural renovation project.
Ardmore has secured an £80m ($115.3m) contract from Notting Hill Housing and Sellar Developments for phase one of Project Light at Canada Water in Southwark, UK.