THE Department for Transport has unveiled the next stage of plans for modernising the railway by launching a Digital Rail Strategy. Chris Grayling, Transport secretary, told the audience at an event in York that digital signalling will now be extended to the Northern Transpennine route.
Built Environment Projects
In order to help the deployment of needed infrastructure, a charging Infrastructure Investment Fund has been set up. It is a major funding boost for London’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
The project to build a materials research centre for the University of Manchester. The plans for the for the Sir Henry Royce Institute scheme were backed by former chancellor George Osborne in the 2014 Autumn Statement.
Chinese developer Greenland Group has received planning permission from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to build a 67-storey residential tower, delivering 869 new homes in what will be the tallest residential tower in western Europe.
Findings from infrastructure consultancy Arcadis’s annual International Construction Costs Index report has highlighted that the soaring costs of land and construction in the capital are leading to delayed projects starts as contractors become increasingly nervous.
Wednesday 4th November 2015 London, UK With the general election now passed and the new Conservative government established, the Construction News Summit is perfectly timed to explore what they will do to stimulate growth in UK construction industry.
Morrison Construction – Galliford Try’s Scottish subsidiary – has reached financial close on a £45.2m contract to build and operate the first phase of the redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
Plans for a second building at the Science Central development park are being pressed ahead by Newcastle University and the City Council. The proposed Urban Sciences Building will help to transform Newcastle into a national centre for science.
Carillion has won work to undertake preparatory works for the £450m Paradise development in Birmingham. They beat the likes of Bam Construction and Kier for the contract which is worth around £30m.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council has given the green light to redevelop the former BBC Television Centre in London in a £400m scheme which will be managed by Mace and developed by Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan.
Solum Regeneration – the £500m joint venture between Kier Property and Network Rail - are submitting plans to bring forward a £150m scheme to regenerate Guildford station. The new scheme will deliver a new station...
Architectural firm, Stanton Williams, who were appointed to overhaul the world famous Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, has revealed its long-awaiting designs for the Grade I listed building.
Contractor Osborne has scooped a £19m redevelopment contract of Mercers Yard in Covent Garden, London. Osborne will refurbish 13-14 Langley Street, which is an original Covent Garden warehouse, into a flagship retail store.
Liverpool City Council’s planning committee has approved plans to expand Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium, it has been announced. The approval is subject to conditions and legal agreement.
Mace has been named the main contractor on the £50m building contract to develop the high-profile Big Data institute at the University of Oxford’s Old Road Campus, beating the likes of Wates and BAM Construction to the job.