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Saturday01 November 2014

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Taiwan rail - Parsons Brinckerhoff

WSP completes £820m Parsons Brinckerhoff deal

31 Oct 14 | By Vern Pitt

Canada-based WSP formally takes over Balfour Beatty’s consultant arm

Kier

Kier hires ex-Morgan Sindall infrastructure boss

31 Oct 14 | By Vern Pitt

Exclusive: Former Morgan Sindall managing director of infrastructure joins rival to head up regional division

Foster & Partners' Central Square plan for Cardiff

Massive central Cardiff masterplan unveiled

31 Oct 14 | By Vern Pitt

Foster + Partners masterplan includes office, retail and residential space alongside new BBC HQ

Sean Birrane

Lakehouse appoints new chief executive

31 Oct 14 | By Iain Withers

Contractor promotes Sean Birrane to lead the firm, amid major senior management reshuffle

Wembley and Etihad stadiums

HOK picks London boss as it targets UK growth

31 Oct 14 | By Iain Withers

US architect transfers Daniel Hajjar from Dubai office to helm new strategy with emphasis on sport architecture

more news

Project news

Bishopsgate Goods Yard site, Shoreditch, London

Battle over Bishopsgate towers plan heats up

29 Oct 14

A dozen towers planned for Shoreditch site, with campaigners saying scheme is “big, ugly and not fit for purpose”

Brum retirement

Green light for 16-storey Brum retirement scheme

29 Oct 14

Developer Pegasus Life wins approval for five towers in Sutton Coldfield

Battersea Power Station

Skanska confirmed for iconic Battersea Power Station job

27 Oct 14

Contractor sees off three big name rivals to take £600m job to redevelop the Battersea Power Station

Levitt Bernstein's Granada Studios plan for the Manchester Grande

Levitt Bernstein to transform Granada Studios into hotel

23 Oct 14

TV studios where Coronation Street was filmed to become an “event hotel”

Wright + Wright Geffrye Museum

Geffrye Museum seeks fresh funding for revamp

23 Oct 14

£15m scheme by Wright & Wright sweats on decision next spring

Make scheme for Derwent in Charlotte Street

Derwent dusts off £150m Saatchi building revamp

9 Oct 14

Exclusive: Three contractors in the running for Derwent’s redevelopment of the Saatchi & Saatchi office building in central London

240 Blackfriars - incident

Pane of glass falls from London office building

7 Oct 14

Pane of glass falls several stories onto pavement from office construction site, but fortunately no one injured

Theatr Bryn Terfel

Further woe for Miller's problem theatre

7 Oct 14

Opening show at Bangor University theatre cancelled after being pushed back five months

Royal Mail's Mount Pleasant site

Boris gives go-ahead to Mount Pleasant scheme

3 Oct 14

Mayor of London approves controversial development on site currently occupied by Royal Mail sorting office in Farringdon

Ebbsfleet_Valley

Developer warns over viability of Ebbsfleet garden city

3 Oct 14

Developer of government-backed garden city says it is “struggling” to make 15,000-home scheme viable

South shields

Green light for £100m South Shields scheme

30 Sep 14

Muse Developments and South Tyneside council searching for contractor

Tottenham stadium - hew homes

Fresh plans for Tottenham stadium homes unveiled

29 Sep 14

Haringey council unveils plans for 1,200 new homes, a park and public space next to Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium development

glasgow

Bam to develop £100m Glasgow office scheme

26 Sep 14

Bam to jointly develop £100m office scheme in the centre of Glasgow designed by architect Cooper Cromar

05 FleetHouse

Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will's City office wins planning

25 Sep 14

Scheme in London’s Square Mile gets the go-ahead

Chester Cultural Centre - Bennetts Associates

Green light for £37m Chester cultural centre

22 Sep 14

Bennetts Associates-designed £37m Cultural Centre in Chester wins planning permission

Sheffield - new Era

Plans unveiled for new tower in Sheffield

19 Sep 14

Chinese backed-scheme to provide student accommodation and business space is designed by architect Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson

Southbank

Southbank Centre strikes deal with skateboarders

19 Sep 14

Skateboarders will continue to use undercroft and in return all parties agree to drop legal action to wider £120m revamp

Brighton Sign

Go-ahead for £100m Brighton Circus West scheme

18 Sep 14

Development Securities and McLaren get green light for redevelopment of city centre market

Theatr Bryn Terfel

Miller’s problem theatre job months behind schedule

18 Sep 14

Contractor’s delayed Bangor theatre job now set to complete “by the end of November”

southampton docks

Southampton pressing ahead with major schemes

18 Sep 14

City council leader reveals progress on long-awaited developments

By Sector

Taiwan rail - Parsons Brinckerhoff

WSP completes £820m Parsons Brinckerhoff deal

31 Oct 14 | By Vern Pitt

Canada-based WSP formally takes over Balfour Beatty’s consultant arm

more contractor news

Taiwan rail - Parsons Brinckerhoff

WSP completes £820m Parsons Brinckerhoff deal

31 Oct 14 | By Vern Pitt

Canada-based WSP formally takes over Balfour Beatty’s consultant arm

more QS news

DC

PM: UK among 'best places in the world for green investment'

31 Oct 14 | By Vern Pitt

Green Investment Bank reaches £5bn investment milestone on its second birthday

more sustainability news

Finance

useful

Ferrovial reports 10% revenue growth

31 Oct 14 | By Vern Pitt

Spanish infrastructure and contracting giant says overseas work makes up most of its construction activity

more finance news

dubai

Dubai plans world's tallest twin towers

30 Oct 14 | By Iain Withers

The two 600m-tall towers would beat current tallest twin towers the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur

more global news

Foster & Partners' Central Square plan for Cardiff

Massive central Cardiff masterplan unveiled

31 Oct 14 | By Vern Pitt

Foster + Partners masterplan includes office, retail and residential space alongside new BBC HQ

more architecture news

sustainability useful

UK primed for £81bn renewable energy pipeline

31 Oct 14 | By Vern Pitt

Figures from Barbour ABI show renewable energy projects will account for nearly half of all infrastructure work between now and 2025

more infrastructure news

Sean Birrane

Lakehouse appoints new chief executive

31 Oct 14 | By Iain Withers

Contractor promotes Sean Birrane to lead the firm, amid major senior management reshuffle

more housing news

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Education & healthcare

Ayr Academy interior

Kier wins £57m Scottish school projects

20 Oct 14 | By Tim Clark

Kier has been appointed to deliver two secondary school projects in South West Scotland worth £57m.

more education news

Insulation

Amount of retrofit work through ECO continues to fall

31 Oct 14 | By Allister Hayman

Number of energy efficiency measures installed through ECO plummets 77% since March peak

more policy news

Construction urged to to crack down on modern slavery

27 Oct 14 | By Allister Hayman

Home Office publishes figures showing there were more than 50 victims of modern slavery working in construction last year

more legal news

Dean Webster

Sweett Group chief executive Dean Webster retires early

10 Oct 14

Dean Webster, aged 55, steps down from consultant’s board after 34 years with firm

more career news

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