“November is upon us quickly and so are the continuing new projects and we highlight just a few to brighten these winter days.”
£3.2bn London Paramount Theme Investment
SinoFortone, the Chinese development company has invested £100m in the London Paramount theme park in north Kent.
The initial investment by the Chinese company marks its commitment to the project, and could signal further potentially significant funding towards the overall £3.2bn project, the resort’s developer said. The investment coincides with Chinese president Xi Jinpeng’s recent visit to the UK.
Chinese Contractor Lands £500m Croydon Residential Tower Deal
Chinese construction company, China Building Technique Group Co (CBTGC) has been awarded the main contractor role on Croydon’s £500m One Lansdowne Road project.
The project is one of several deals signed between China and the UK, which will involve CBTGC building more than 65,000 m of floor space in one of England’s tallest residential towers.
Tendering Process For Third Runway At Heathrow Airport Begins
Heathrow Airports Holdings Ltd has called for expressions of interest from firms in four areas of work ahead of main construction getting under way. The tendering process for work on the proposed £17.6bn third runway has begun, despite the government not yet giving the project the green light.
It is understood that the decision to begin tendering early has been taken so that Heathrow’s supply chain is ready to begin work as soon as a decision is made by the government.
£60m Array Multiplex Science Research Building Project Awarded To Morgan Sindall
Construction Company, Morgan Sindall Group has been selected to build the £60m Array Multiplex science research building at Granta Park in Cambridge. The new three-storey concrete frame building facility, which will incorporate a data centre, will become the biomedical firm Illumina’s new European headquarters.
BioMed Realty Trust, which owns, manages and operates scientific research centre Granta Park is the client. “Illumina and BioMed Realty’s commitment to building a new state-of-the art facility in Cambridge is great news for our area,” said life sciences minister and Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman.
Galliford Try PLC Win Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Redevelopment Deal
The £150m contract for the redevelopment of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital has been acquired by construction company Galliford Try.
The ‘preferred supply chain partner’ role deal is one of the biggest contracts procured so far through the ProCure21+ healthcare framework.
The developer will also refurbish a number of existing wards and deliver a new energy centre.
Contractors Invited To Bid On Abbeyfield Property Developments’ £100m UK-Wide Framework
Abbeyfield Property Developments is seeking contractors for £100m UK-wide framework, which could be worth up to £100m. It will include the construction of new accommodation and supported housing units across three main areas of the UK, according to OJEU documents.
The framework is divided into six lots, with three per region across London, the South-east, the South West and the East of England, the North-west, Yorkshire, the North-east and the East and West Midlands.
£21m Contract For Three Schools In Milton Keynes Goes To Willmott Dixon
Willmott Dixon has won a £21m contract to build three schools in Milton Keynes as part of Scape Group’s £1.25bn national major works framework.
Phase one of the Milton Keynes Council’s £160m schools investment programme will see the contractor build Newton Leys, Fairfield and Whitehouse primary schools, all of which will be ready for a new intake of pupils in September 2016.
UK Employee Exchange Agreed As £11.8bn HS2 Contracts Open To China
Chancellor George Osborne has announced that at least seven new contracts, covering the first phase of High Speed 2 between London and Birmingham and with a combined value of £11.8bn, will be opened up to contractors.
Phase one development of HS2 is due to start in 2017 and the biggest contractors in the UK and Europe have already been teaming up to bid for work.