Built Environment Projects

  • Works begin on Canary Wharf’s first residential tower

    / 27 March /
      Canary Wharf Group has embarked on preparing the two major tower projects for the construction phase.   According to the developer, enabling works on a 700,000 sq ft office tower on the eastern section of the Heron Quays West site have already begun.
  • Joint Venture to develop £8bn Earl's Court scheme

    / 27 March /
      The joint venture known as the Earls Court Partnership, comprising of Capital & Counties Properties PLC (Capco) and Transport for London (Tfl), is responsible for the redevelopment of the Earls Court 1 & 2 exhibition centres.
  • Skanska to build £50m Great Ormond Street cardiac wing

    / 26 March /
      According to the recent announcement by Great Ormond Street, Skanska has been chosen as a preferred bidder for the project, called the New Cardiac Wing Phase 2B, which forms a part of the Great Ormond Street Hospital’s wider £320m regeneration programme.
  • £194m funding for 22 college projects

    / 26 March /
      The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills confirmed that 22 colleges would receive £194m in capital investment for the improvement of facilities.   The funding is split into two parts: £113.
  • Approval for £200m Leeds Central Square scheme

    / 24 March /
      The developer Huddersfield’s Roydhouse Properties has acquired a planning approval for its new project, designed by Leeds practice DLA.   The new buildings will rise to 11 floors and 8 floors connected by large sloped c...
  • Laing O’Rourke bags £150m Olympic media centre scheme

    / 23 March /
    It is been understood that Laing O’Rourke has won the £150m contract to convert the London Olympic media and broadcast centre into a tech hub.   The firm has come first in the competition with Mace and Carillion to take the job.
  • Contractors selected for £1.5bn Heathrow upgrade

    / 22 March /
      Balfour Beatty, Ferrovial Mace and Morgan Sindall won the competition from seven other contractors including Skanska, Laing O’Rourke, Vinci and Costain, and were announced as preferred bidders for the four major packages.
  • £500m fund for small housing schemes

    / 20 March /
      George Osborne revealed a £500m “Builders’ Finance Fund”, which will offer loans to small developers and help sites of up to 250 homes that have been stalled due to lack of funds.
  • Go-ahead for UNITE’s £93m London student halls

    / 19 March /
      A developer of student accommodation UNITE has been granted a planning approval for the development of a massive student housing scheme in Islington.   The 260,000 square foot scheme will incorporate 900 beds, and is expected...
  • Go-ahead for Canary Wharf’s first residential tower

    / 17 March /
    The 58-storey diamond-themed tower designed by Horden Cherry Lee Architects, has received a planning approval from Tower Hamlets Council’s planning committee.   The application will be referred to the Mayor of London who is expected to rubber stamp its final approval.