The new Wembley Stadium opened to the public on 9 March 2007. The all-seat stadium is owned by the Football Association (FA) and operated by its subsidiary Wembley National Stadium Ltd (WNSL). Construction of the new Wembley Stadium, which began in October 2002, was at times controversial.
Mace and Dragados have secured a £570m contract to deliver Birmingham’s new city centre HS2 railway station The deal will see Mace Dragados work with HS2 Ltd in two stages to finalise the detailed design and then build the Birmingham railway station.
The main contractor has just moved into a full contract worth over £250m for the newly-named Co-op Live project, after completing extensive enabling works. Brownfield clean-up specialist Provectus is carrying out millions of pounds of bulk excavation and remediation work.
Now VSBW, a joint venture between VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, can start work later this year on 4.5km of coastline from the Long Curtain Moat in the west to the Eastney Battery in the east.
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.
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...