Morgan Sindall has been appointed to build a £60 million Array Multiplex science research building at Granta Park in Cambridge. The building is being constructed for BioMed Realty Trust, which owns, manages and operates scientific research centre Granta Park. It will act as the new European headquarters for biomedical company Illumina, a world leader in genomics focused on improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome. The facility will provide Illumina with a collaborative environment and access to the highly skilled workforce in the dynamic research cluster anchored by Cambridge University. “Illumina and BioMed Realty’s commitment to building a new state-of-the art facilityRead More →

Construction work is set to start on a £26 million Walton High Brooklands Campus which is due to create hundreds of new school places in the autumn of 2016. The project by Milton Keynes Council is an expansion of Walton High academy to provide 1200 secondary and up to 400 Post-16 places for Brooklands and Broughton Gate. The three storey building is being built by Wates Construction on a 9.36 hectares site and the grounds include sports pitches and fenced and floodlit multi-use games area and all weather pitch. The first 270 students (90 in each of years 7, 8 and 9) will be ableRead More →

Transport for London (TfL) is to release more than 300 acres of land to help build more than 10,000 new homes across London, paving the way for new construction jobs. The new land-release programme is in addition to the work of TfL’s £360 million growth fund, which is creating more than 50,000 homes and 30,000 jobs by supporting 14 transport projects across London that are directly unlocking development. The TfL land will be developed over the next decade to provide vital new homes, offices and retail units to support London’s rapidly growing population and the Capital’s contribution to the economy of the country. Sixty-seven perRead More →

BAM has been appointed as a principal contractor for a £170 million upgrade of the railway line between Aberdeen and Inverurie The Scottish Government-funded enhancement will transform journeys on the route introducing a half-hourly commuter service while creating new jobs and boosting the building trades. BAM, which recently completed the on-time, on-budget £294 million Borders Railway, will now oversee the delivery of the Aberdeen-Inverness Improvement Project – the first phase of which is due for completion in 2019. Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities, said: “I am pleased to witness the award of the contract to BAM for the first phase of the AberdeenRead More →

Willmott Dixon Energy Services will upgrade hundreds of homes in Oxford to create a healthier living environment and reduce fuel bills for residents. Oxford City Council has selected Willmott Dixon’s energy efficiency business for a £20 million contract to refurbish five high-rise residential tower blocks. Willmott Dixon‘s team of energy specialists will carry out work including structural repairs, cladding and extra insulation, replacement of windows, new heating systems and lift refurbishments. The communal electrics and fire safety systems will also be updated as well as work car parks, fencing and front entrances. The project will extend the life of the homes for at least 30Read More →

Developer Allied London has been given the go-ahead for the first phase of its £1.3bn redevelopment of the St. John’s neighbourhood in Manchester. Allied London will commence the project in Autumn 2016, expecting to create new jobs in the building construction phase of the project. The new neighbourhood will consist of 2.8 million sq ft. of workspace, events space, riverside parks, gardens, hotels, arts venues, independent shops, cafes, restaurants, including 1,450 homes, which will come together to form St. John’s, one of the key projects in the Northern Powerhouse initiative. Designed to provide a real counterbalance to the Capital’s cultural hub the development will seeRead More →

Tesco has agreed the sale of fourteen Spenhill development sites across London, the South East and Bath, to a fund and clients advised by Meyer Bergman that will see the building of new homes. The transaction, worth £250 million, is for sites suitable for mixed-use and residential development and marks further progress against Tesco’s strategic priority of protecting and strengthening its balance sheet. Tesco and Meyer Bergman have reached completion on eleven sites, with the remaining sites due to complete in due course.

 Dave Lewis, Chief Executive said:“We are very pleased to have agreed a deal with Meyer Bergman that will bring forward significant investmentRead More →