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  • Contract Champions 2017 — Sir Robert McAlpine


    Sir Robert McAlpine were awarded with the industry’s biggest haul of new order wins in 2017 due to its £1bn-plus contract for phase 3 of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment.  McAlpine secured over £3bn worth of projects over the year, nearly four times more than in 2016 when they were ranked 19th in the league...
  • The changing skyline for the City of London


    City of London chiefs have revealed that the skyline is set to change in the Square Mile.  There are 13 new major schemes either under construction, currently consented or due to start construction in the City’s eastern cluster. It is predicted that around 60% of the Square Mile’s growth will be delivered in the...
  • Breakthrough on tunnel under the Thames


    Barhale has achieved breakthrough of a 330m long tunnel under the Thames from Chelsea to Battersea Park.  The tunnel will form part of the gas distribution under Cadent’s £1bn programme to replace the aging infrastructure across London. The tunnelling work, which took just over three weeks to complete, saw around 4,500m3 of material excavated.
  • The race to transform a £35m Wimbledon site is set to begin


    A tender race is set to start in Spring 2018 for a £35m contract to transform the Old Lampworks site in South Wimbledon. Purchasers of the site, Clarion Housing Group, have great plans to regenerate the site which will boost housing across the borough.  Earlier this year, Merton Council granted planning permission for 134...
  • London Mayor sets a new housing target


    London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has set a new London-wide house building target and called for home builders to develop sites at higher housing densities. Khan’s new target of 650,000 new houses by 2029 is more than double the current delivery rate.  He also wants to see more than 250,000 new homes built in London’s...
  • Government on course to build 300,000 new homes a year


    The latest pledge to tackle the housing crisis would be equivalent to a city the size of Leeds. Chancellor Philip Hammond hinted at the weekend that there was unlikely to be a grandstand policy change warning that the government would not simply pour money into delivering more housing. Previously, Sajid Javid - the...
  • Bid contest for £50m Liverpool cruise terminal builder


    Liverpool City Council has started to look for a builder to build a £50m cruise terminal facility at Princes Dock on the River Mersey.  The Plans include a controlled removal of Princes Jetty and construction of a terminal set within a statement building, based on a new suspended deck structure in the river. If...
  • Back to the drawing board for Earls Court developer


    Capco, the developer responsible for developing thousands of new homes at Earls Court in London, has had to rethink their Masterplan.  The firm who is working with Hammersmith and Fulham council, is raising the number of proposed homes by 2,500 to 10,000 in total.  Capco received planning permission for 7,500 houses across four new residential districts...
  • Mixed-use scheme unveiled at Spurs


    Tottenham Hotspur have unveiled plans to build a brand new mixed-use development near to the club’s new stadium. Plans include up to 330 new homes as well as offices, shops and a public square.  The listed Station Master’s House will also be refurbished. Currently, the land is being used as a storage site...
  • First energy positive office to be built in Swansea


    Funding has been granted to Swansea University to build an office that generates more energy that what it uses. This will be the first UK energy positive office.  The office will be manufactured from cutting edge off site manufacturing techniques and innovative energy harvesting, storage and release technologies.    It is expected to be completed...

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