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17 10, 2019

Construction output forecast downgraded over HS2 fears

2019-10-14T23:25:09+00:00

Construction crystal ball gazers have downgraded forecasts for activity for a third time amid growing fears for the HS2 project. Economists at the Construction Products Association have ticked down forecast output growth in 2020 from 1%  to 0.5%. They also have become more pessimistic about 2021 with output forecasts dropped from 1.4% growth to 0.9%. [...]

Construction output forecast downgraded over HS2 fears 2019-10-14T23:25:09+00:00
16 10, 2019

£250m funding for museums and cultural projects

2019-10-14T22:24:22+00:00

Cultural projects, libraries, museums and creative industries will get a £250m to deliver expansion projects over the next five years. Architect Wilkinson Eyre has designed plans to expand York's National Rail Museum York’s National Railway Museum is among the biggest immediate winner. It will receive £18.6m to kickstart £50m transformation plans, including new gallery and exhibition [...]

£250m funding for museums and cultural projects 2019-10-14T22:24:22+00:00
15 10, 2019

Native Land commits to £1bn London Bankside scheme

2019-10-14T22:23:02+00:00

Developer Native Land has committed to the first speculative office building at its £1bn Bankside Yards mixed-use development next to Blackfriars Bridge in London. The Bankside Yards project, near the Tate Modern gallery, has planning consent for 1.4 million sq ft of mixed-use development Demolition and foundations specialist McGee has bagged the contract for the [...]

Native Land commits to £1bn London Bankside scheme 2019-10-14T22:23:02+00:00
14 10, 2019

Start date for £1.4bn London Gotham City offices

2019-10-11T15:34:18+00:00

The long-delayed 40 Leadenhall Street office scheme in the City of London has finally got a start date. 900,000 sq ft city office project set to start In a significant vote of confidence in the City, M&G Prudential has salvaged the stalled scheme with plans to invest £875m to buy and build on the site. [...]

Start date for £1.4bn London Gotham City offices 2019-10-11T15:34:18+00:00
11 10, 2019

Dust blunder during Bond Street air quality checks

2019-10-11T15:32:59+00:00

Workers were forced twice to evacuate the Bond Street Station Crossrail site earlier this week when platforms on the problem-hit job were suddenly engulfed with concrete dust. Photo taken by a Crossrail worker showing dust settled in the tunnels One worker is understood to have been taken to hospital after the second evacuation due to [...]

Dust blunder during Bond Street air quality checks 2019-10-11T15:32:59+00:00
10 10, 2019

Sisk bags £87m phase 2 of Peabody estate rebuild

2019-10-11T15:30:52+00:00

Housing association Peabody has awarded John Sisk phase two of a major estate redevelopment near Clapham Junction train station in south London. St John’s Hill Estate regeneration project opposite Clapham Junction train station The three-phase regeneration of the 1930s Peabody estate will raise the number of homes from 353 to 599. Sisk built over 150 [...]

Sisk bags £87m phase 2 of Peabody estate rebuild 2019-10-11T15:30:52+00:00
9 10, 2019

McAleer & Rushe starts 17-storey Manchester hotel

2019-10-07T16:42:30+00:00

Builder McAleer & Rushe starts construction today of a 17-storey Maldron Hotel in central Manchester. Cladding on the Charles Street building is made up of terracotta-pigmented pre-cast concrete The firm is building the 278-bed hotel project for joint venture developers Catalyst Capital and Sir Robert McAlpine Capital Ventures. The £47m development is located on Charles Street, [...]

McAleer & Rushe starts 17-storey Manchester hotel 2019-10-07T16:42:30+00:00
8 10, 2019

Bournemouth starts hunt for £20m training ground builders

2019-10-07T16:41:16+00:00

AFC Bournemouth has put all major construction packages out to tender for its new £20m training complex after plans were approved by local councillors yesterday. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council unanimously voted in favour of the development of the 57-acre former Canford Magna Golf Club site, which the club has owned for more than two [...]

Bournemouth starts hunt for £20m training ground builders 2019-10-07T16:41:16+00:00
7 10, 2019

Construction to start on giant £120m tomato greenhouses

2019-10-04T17:15:44+00:00

Renewable Energy investor Greencoat Capital has announced a £120m project to construct two of the UK’s largest greenhouses near Norwich and Bury St Edmunds. The greenhouses will be bigger than the O2 Arena and warmed by residual heat from nearby water recycling centres owned by Anglian Water. Construction of the project will begin immediately with [...]

Construction to start on giant £120m tomato greenhouses 2019-10-04T17:15:44+00:00
4 10, 2019

Crossrail contractors rule out dust link to mystery deaths

2019-10-04T17:11:41+00:00

Air quality tests at Bond Street Station have revealed nothing “concerning or unexpected” despite a spate of mystery deaths on the Crossrail construction site. The deaths have caused concern among the workforce who have previously flagged fears over dust levels on the job. Two of the deaths were in the last week and another in [...]

Crossrail contractors rule out dust link to mystery deaths 2019-10-04T17:11:41+00:00