Built Environment Projects

  • Unique solar house built in France

    / 8 July /
    The solar house has been completely designed and built by students from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Brown University and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany, for the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe.
  • Approval for £70m Southampton waterfront scheme

    / 5 July /
    The £70m Watermark WestQuay scheme will see the creation of 10-screen cinema, around 20 restaurants and a spacious public piaThe new public space, located in front of Southampton’s historic wall, includes a water feature that im...
  • Midgard bags phase one of £500m Croydon Gateway job

    / 5 July /
    Borehamwood contractor Midgard will deliver the first phase of £500m regeneration scheme in Croydon. Under a £34m contract, the firm will build 161 apartments across two tower blocks, one 22-storey and the other nine-storey.
  • Go-ahead for phase two of Etihad expansion

    / 4 July /
    Manchester City Football Club has announced its plan to go ahead with the second phase of the Etihad Stadium expansion, which will increase the stadium’s total capacity to more than 55,000 seats.
  • Go-ahead for phase two of Longbridge regeneration

    / 2 July /
    The second phase of the Longbridge regeneration scheme has been given the green light by Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee.   Plans include the development of a landmark 150,000 sq ft Marks & Spencer store at the 468-acre former MG Rover site.
  • Abu Dhabi firm to invest in Manchester homes

    / 1 July /
    The owner of Manchester City Football Club, Abu Dhabi United Group, will invest in the £1bn development masterplan in the east of Manchester.   In the first phase of the £1bn proposal the ‘Manchester Life’ partnership will deliver 830 privately rented homes.
  • Kier bags £140m Genesis Housing job

    / 23 June /
    Construction company Kier has been selected to deliver the £140 million Genesis Housing Association contract.   The firm will carry out maintenance works in about 33,000 properties in London and the East of England.
  • Go ahead for £200m Pinewood expansion plans

    / 22 June /
    Pinewood Studios has been used for the making of more than 1,500 movies over 76 years including the most recent James Bond movie, Skyfall.   In January 2014 the expansion plans proposed by Pinewood were rejected by the local council ...
  • Mace joins JV for £100m Oxfordshire scheme

    / 17 June /
    Under the agreed terms, Mace has become a joint venture partner and shareholder in Doric Properties to redevelop Botley shopping centre in Oxfordshire. The £100m scheme involves the redevelopment of the current shopping area dating back to 1960s.
  • McLaren secures £80m Banbury retail centre job

    / 17 June /
    McLaren Construction has been selected by the developer LXB Properties to deliver an £80m 285,000 sq ft retail park alongside the M40, near Banbury, Oxfordshire.   The planning permission for the new development has been acquir...