Archive for July, 2018

Facebook to build major UK HQ at King’s Cross

Facebook to build major UK HQ at King’s Cross

25/07/18

Facebook has struck a deal to locate its UK HQ at the Kings Cross Goods Yard regeneration site, kick-starting another major construction scheme spread across three buildings. The deal to take 610,000 sq ft paves the way for work to start on 11 and 21 Canal Reach and P2, the last major sites on the […]

Hammerson puts £1.4bn Brent Cross extension on hold

Hammerson puts £1.4bn Brent Cross extension on hold

24/07/18

Hammerson has decided to defer the start of its £1.4bn extension of the Brent Cross shopping centre. Laing O’Rourke will deliver the main construction package for joint owners Hammerson and Standard Life Investments. Enabling works were due to get underway this month. The Enquirer understands a joint venture between Graham/Hochtief has secured the first major infrastructure works […]

Wates wins £161.5m Wembley resi blocks deal from Quintain

Wates wins £161.5m Wembley resi blocks deal from Quintain

19/07/18

Quintain has awarded a £161.5m contract to Wates Construction to build the latest phase of 633 new homes at Wembley Park. The Wates team in front of ongoing work at Wembley Park Wates is one of four framework contractors on the 85 acre site alongside Sisk, McAleer & Rushe, and McLaren. The contract for twin […]

Graham wins £90m Congleton link road

Graham wins £90m Congleton link road

19/07/18

Cheshire East Council has appointed Graham Construction to deliver the Congleton Link Road scheme – which could begin construction later this year. Road scheme will support development of 2,400 homes The 5.5km road will unlock key sites for housing and employment and provide an economic boost to Congleton, relieving traffic congestion in the town centre […]

McLaughlin & Harvey lands £50m Liverpool training centre

McLaughlin & Harvey lands £50m Liverpool training centre

19/07/18

McLaughlin & Harvey has been chosen by Liverpool Football Club to build its new £50m training centre. Construction information specialist Glenigan has named McLaughlin & Harvey as main contractor with work set to start on site in October with completion in spring 2020. The Liverpool Football Club Academy has been designed by KSS Design with Mott MacDonald […]

Green light for Cheesegrater 2 in City of London

Green light for Cheesegrater 2 in City of London

10/07/18

The City of London Corporation has granted planning permission for a 56-storey skyscraper similar in appearance to the nearby Cheesegrater building. The tower at 100 Leadenhall will reach a height of 263.4 metres making it the third tallest building in the Square Mile. Plans were submitted by the Hong Kong based Lai Sun Development. Construction […]

London Docklands Wood Wharf phase 2 to start in 2019

London Docklands Wood Wharf phase 2 to start in 2019

09/07/18

Canary Wharf Contractors is preparing to start work next year on the second phase of the vast Wood Wharf scheme in London Docklands. The group is pressing ahead with the 700,000 sq ft next major phase despite concerns about Brexit and softening of the residential apartment market in the capital. The next phase of its […]

£700m London Olympia revamp plan unveiled

£700m London Olympia revamp plan unveiled

04/07/18

Details have been unveiled of the £700m planned overhaul of the Olympia London exhibition centre. Planned interior of Olympia London with new mezzanine floors Joint owners Deutsche Finance and Yoo Capital aim to create a new cultural hub, complete with restaurants, offices, hotels, an auditorium and open plan spaces. Plans drawn up by world-renowned design […]

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