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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 […]

Brexit prompts Amey parent to go Dutch

Brexit prompts Amey parent to go Dutch

27/06/18

Ferrovial, the Spanish construction company whose UK interests range from Amey to airports, is moving its international headquarters out of the UK to remain within the European Union. Ferrovial’s international holding company is moving its headquarters from Oxford to Amsterdam. However, no Oxford employees are moving from to Amsterdam and no job losses are expected. […]

Government sinks £1.3bn Swansea tidal power plan

Government sinks £1.3bn Swansea tidal power plan

26/06/18

Plans to build the world’s first tidal power lagoon have been rejected by the government prompting a wave of angry attacks from its promoters and MPs. Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said the project would not be value for money, contradicting the Hendry Review 18 months ago that concluded the project could ignite a […]

Gary Neville £200m Manchester tower gets the final nod

Gary Neville £200m Manchester tower gets the final nod

21/06/18

Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs’ £200m St Michael’s skyscraper scheme in Manchester has got the full green light. The consortium of investors supporting the footballers-turned-developers has been told the scheme will not be called in by the Secretary of State upholding earlier city council full planning approval. Located in Deansgate, the St Michael’s scheme will consist of […]

Multiplex bags £400m New Scotland Yard redevelopment

Multiplex bags £400m New Scotland Yard redevelopment

19/06/18

Developer Northacre has struck a deal with Multiplex to redevelop the former New Scotland Yard site in London. Multiplex is now preferred bidder for the £400m design and build contract for The Broadway development on the triangular site just south of St James’s Park in Westminster. The firm beat rival Skanska to take the project […]

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