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Funding for £350m Wimbledon stadium and housing scheme

Funding for £350m Wimbledon stadium and housing scheme

25/06/19

Homes England has signed a £150m loan deal to fund a 600 homes-led scheme at the former Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium site in Plough Lane. The scheme being developed by housing association Catalyst and developer Galliard also includes improved public realm and a new sports stadium to be delivered by AFC Wimbledon. Housing Minister Kit Malthouse […]

Bidders day for £900m Heathrow rail tunnel project

Bidders day for £900m Heathrow rail tunnel project

14/06/19

Network Rail is to hold a bidders days to set out contract plans for a 6.5km new rail link from Reading and Slough to London Heathrow Airport. The Western Rail Link from the Langley area to Heathrow Terminal 5 would be mostly tunnelled and is forecast to cost £700m-£900m. Invitations to tender for three separate […]

£1bn Stratford East Bank scheme clears final planning

£1bn Stratford East Bank scheme clears final planning

13/06/19

Plans for the £1.1bn East Bank development on Stratford Waterfront at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London have cleared the final planning hurdle. The 4.25-hectare site will be a new cultural and education centre in East London. It will be home to major new buildings for the Sadler’s Wells dance theatre, the BBC, the […]

Lendlease to start Manchester Potato Wharf phase 2

Lendlease to start Manchester Potato Wharf phase 2

12/06/19

Lendlease is set to start work on phase two of Manchester’s Potato Wharf scheme in the Castlefield area. The final phase of 191 private rental flats at the canal-side scheme follows on from two earlier blocks completed in 2015. Lendlease will build two more eight-storey blocks with flats available to move into by late 2021. Blocks […]

Contractors wanted for £500m north London power plant

Contractors wanted for £500m north London power plant

10/06/19

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) will be holding a second market information day for the construction sector on 18 June 2019 outlining work opportunities on the £500m project The event is aimed at companies who want to be part of the project which offers a range of construction opportunities  over the next 10 years. Construction […]

Green light for £40m Little Hadham Bypass

Green light for £40m Little Hadham Bypass

23/05/19

The Government has confirmed funding for the £40m Little Hadham Bypass project in East Hertfordshire. Work can now start in June on the 3.9km northern bypass of the A120 between Bishop’s Stortford and the A10. Graham Construction is understood to be in line to deliver the scheme although a contractor appointment is still to be […]

Ferrovial set to win £1bn Silvertown Tunnel contract

Ferrovial set to win £1bn Silvertown Tunnel contract

21/05/19

Ferrovial-owned Cintra Global is preferred bidder on the £1bn Silvertown Tunnel under the River Thames in London, New Civil Engineer understands. The Spanish contractor is set to beat rival bidder Hochtief to the contract, after a Skanska/Strabag joint venture pulled out of the race to design, build, finance, and maintain the 1km tunnel in March last year.  New Civil […]

Japan’s biggest house builder moves into UK market

Japan’s biggest house builder moves into UK market

14/05/19

Japan’s biggest house builder has struck a £90m deal with Homes England and Urban Splash to deliver thousands of new properties across England. Sekisui House are pioneers of modern methods of construction and will bring their techniques to the UK. The deal includes new investment of £55m into regeneration company Urban Splash’s modular ‘House’ development […]

Graham and Hochtief share Crossrail station upgrade

Graham and Hochtief share Crossrail station upgrade

09/05/19

Contractors Graham and Hochtief have secured contracts to upgrade six Network Rail-owned Crossrail surface stations on the western section of the line. As part of its ongoing work for the Crossrail project, Network Rail confirmed the award of contracts for construction of the new or enhanced ticket halls Hochtief will undertake the work at West […]

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