Built Environment Projects

  • Southsea coastal defences £100m funding approved

    / 9 June /
    Now VSBW, a joint venture between VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, can start work later this year on 4.5km of coastline from the Long Curtain Moat in the west to the Eastney Battery in the east.
  • Digital Railway plans move to next stage

    / 16 May /
    THE Department for Transport has unveiled the next stage of plans for modernising the railway by launching a Digital Rail Strategy.   Chris Grayling, Transport secretary, told the audience at an event in York that digital signalling will now be extended to the Northern Transpennine route.
  • Laing O’Rourke has won £235m building job

    / 12 December /
    The project to build a materials research centre for the University of Manchester. The plans for the for the Sir Henry Royce Institute scheme were backed by former chancellor George Osborne in the 2014 Autumn Statement.
  • Green light for Canary Wharf residential tower

    / 22 February /
    Chinese developer Greenland Group has received planning permission from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to build a 67-storey residential tower, delivering 869 new homes in what will be the tallest residential tower in western Europe.
  • Construction project starts delayed across London as costs soar

    / 5 January /
    Findings from infrastructure consultancy Arcadis’s annual International Construction Costs Index report has highlighted that the soaring costs of land and construction in the capital are leading to delayed projects starts as contractors become increasingly nervous.
  • Galliford Try closes on £42.5m Edinburgh hospital deal

    / 6 January /
    Morrison Construction – Galliford Try’s Scottish subsidiary – has reached financial close on a £45.2m contract to build and operate the first phase of the redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
  • Bid race begins for £38m Newcastle Science Centre

    / 17 December /
    Plans for a second building at the Science Central development park are being pressed ahead by Newcastle University and the City Council. The proposed Urban Sciences Building will help to transform Newcastle into a national centre for science.
  • Carillion wins work on £450m Paradise scheme

    / 16 December /
    Carillion has won work to undertake preparatory works for the £450m Paradise development in Birmingham.  They beat the likes of Bam Construction and Kier for the contract which is worth around £30m.