24 October 2019

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MORGAN SINDALL WINS £40M BIRMINGHAM LABORATORY

The two-storey 72,120 sq ft building, which received planning consent in September, designed by architect Sheppard Robson, will house the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The project is estimated to cost £40m. The front of the building is characterised by large angled brise-soleil made from gold anodised aluminium, projecting over the main entrance. The building is expected to be finished in 2019. The collaborative teaching laboratory is a major project for the university as to develop and enhance teaching experience.

 

 

HOCHTIEF WINS CONTRACTS IN GERMANY WORTH MORE THAN €100M (£85M)

Hochtief will design and build Werk 4, a 24-storey hotel and hostel complex for Otec on the former Pfanni production premises close to Munich's East railway station. The project in the Werksviertel district is scheduled to be completed by spring 2020. In Duisburg, Hochtief Building will construct the new State Agency for Nature, Environment & Consumer Protection on behalf of Aurelis. The third contract is at Ruhr University Bochum and follows on from two buildings for the engineering faculty. The lastest project is for a future center for high-performance materials. Completion is scheduled for September 2018.

 

 

SHAIKH MOHAMMAD UNVEILS DUBAI HARBOUR PROJECT

Meraas will develop ‘Dubai Harbour’, a 20 million sq. feet megaproject located between Jumeriah Beach Residence and Palm Jumeriah. The harbor will feature a 1400-berth marina, the largest in the Middle East and North African (Mena) region, as well as a cruise ship port and terminal, a shopping mall covering 3.5 million sq. feet, an events arena, residential buildings, hotels, offices, retail stores, public services, restaurants and cafes and ‘Dubai Lighthouse’. ‘Dubai Harbour’ is anticipated to create new employment opportunities and attract substantial investments.

 

 

OPERATIONS AT NEW PORT OF VERACRUZ SET FOR 2018

The Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) of Mexico has confirmed that by the end of 2018, the first phase of the new Port of Veracruz will begin operating on a commercial basis. This phase will have a cargo handling capacity of about 66 million tonnes. By 2024, the terminal is expected to have a capacity of around 90 million tonnes. The total construction of the project involves an investment of about US$1.4 billion, with 80% of the total funding coming from private companies. The scheme is undertaken as a public private partnership. This project will ultimately double Mexico’s operational capacity, raising it from 260 million tonnes to more than 520 million tonnes.

 

 

KIER CONTRACT TO BUILD ON CARDIFF UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

UK-based property, residential, construction and services group Kier is to build two facilities in a £135 million (€154.94 million) project at Cardiff University’s £300 million (€344.32 million) Innovation Campus (CIC) in Wales. One will house SPARK, said to be the world’s first social science research park, and the Innovation Centre, a creative space for start-ups, spin-outs and partnership working. The other will be home to scientific research establishments, the Institute for Compound Semiconductors and Cardiff Catalysis Institute. The scheme will also include a bridge linking Cardiff Business School with CIC. Work is due to complete in 2018.

 

 

LARGE WIND PROJECT FOR VAN OORD

Van Oord is set to build Belgium’s largest offshore wind project, while another project will see Van Oord and Boskalis reinforcing the Houtrib dyke in the Netherlands, which protects large parts of the country from flooding. Van Oord has signed a contract with Norther which is located 23km off the Zeebrugge coast in Belgium. With a maximum capacity of 370MW, it is expected to deliver renewable energy to 400,000 households.The Norther offshore wind farm hopes to contribute significantly to Belgium meeting its target of generating 13% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.

 

 

LOMOND PLANT ADDS 98 NEW JCB MACHINES TO FLEET

UK rental company Lomond Plant has added 98 new JCB machines to its fleet, in a deal worth £5.5 million (€6.34 million). Lomond Plant has ordered 18 new 13 tonne JS131 tracked excavator models, which JCB built specifically for the rental market. Other models bought by Lomond Plant include JCB excavators ranging from 1.5 to 22 tonnes, JCB site dumper models ranging from 3 to 9 tonnes and multiple JCB 3CX backhoe loaders.

 

 

BAM CONSTRUCTION SELECTED FOR NEW £26M LEISURE CENTRE.

Dover District Leisure Centre is to be built on a 2.1ha site in Whitfield, an eight-lane competition standard pool and spectator seating for 250, the leisure centre will have a learner pool with moveable floor, a four-court sports hall, squash courts, multi-function room, gym, fitness studios, clip ‘n’ climb wall, and a café.  Externally there will be 3G artificial pitches for five-a-side football, and a minimum of 250 parking spaces. BAM’s was selected through the Southern Construction framework and contract terms are now being finalised.




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