The University of Bristol has unveiled plans for its new £300m campus located next to Bristol Temple Meads.
University of Central Florida (UCF) has broken ground on the first building on its new campus in Orlando, Florida.
McCarthy has begun construction on a transformation project at the east end of Washington University’s Danforth Campus in St. Louis, Missouri.
Capstone Development Partners and Provident Commonwealth Education Resources (PCER) have secured the financing for a new student housing and dining community in Massachusetts, US.
The University of Glasgow has unveiled expansion plans to transform the former Western Infirmary site into a learning hub.The university has taken possession of the 14-acre site that will see an estimated £1bn investment over the next 10 years.The proposed plan will involve the creation of a research and innovation centre and new facilities for social sciences, health and engineering.It will include public routes and a new central square that will connect Byres Road to the cultural centre for the West End, with new connections to Kelvingrove and the newly-revamped Kelvin Hall. The proposed development will also feature a hotel, restaurant, bars and cafes. It is expected to create 2,500 jobs during the construction period.The University of Glasgow principal and vice-chancellor Anton Muscatelli said: “We hope to use the new site as a catalyst to attract and grow the very best academics, to attract the very best students and to ensure that Glasgow continues to be one of the top universities in the world.“The first major development will be a Learning and Teaching Hub – situated not on the former Western Infirmary site but on University Avenue. It will provide spaces for 3,000 students at any one time, as well as state-of-the-art facilities, and will allow us to use the latest techniques in pedagogy.”
The University of Cambridge has secured planning consent for a new £79m ($114.3m) research facility.
Lendlease has won a contract worth £80m ($115.7m) from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) to redevelop the former Royal Mail sorting office at Copperas Hill into a university building.
BAM Deutschland, the German operating company of Royal BAM Group, has won two contracts worth over €145m for university buildings in Düsseldorf and Cologne, Germany.
McAleer & Rushe has secured approval for its new student accommodation project on the site of a former Metropolitan College building on McClintock Street/Blackstaff Square, Belfast.
The University of Edinburgh has received a £200m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the development of its campuses.
Northern Ireland-based developer McAleer & Rushe has signed a £70m ($101m) contract with Queen’s University Belfast to develop student housing on two of its city centre sites in Belfast.