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Volker starts Hackney Wick station revamp

Volker starts Hackney Wick station revamp

24 Jan 2017: VolkerFitzpatrick has begun work on a £25m scheme to rebuild Hackney Wick Overground station. more »

Consultation starts on A12 upgrade

Consultation starts on A12 upgrade

24 Jan 2017: Highways England is seeking views on how best to upgrade the A12 in Essex. more »

Amey JV to run Manchester trams

Amey JV to run Manchester trams

19 Jan 2017: A Franco-Spanish joint venture has been handed responsibility for running Manchester’s Metrolink light rail network for the next 10 years. more »

Morgan Sindall wins £47m Liverpool Knowledge Quarter work

Morgan Sindall wins £47m Liverpool Knowledge Quarter work

18 Jan 2017: Liverpool City Council has selected Morgan Sindall to deliver two projects as part of its Paddington Village scheme – a planned £1bn extension to the city’s Knowledge Quarter. more »

Ilford station rebuild approved

Ilford station rebuild approved

18 Jan 2017: Redbridge Council has approved plans for a major overhaul of Ilford station as part of the Crossrail programme. more »

Carillion breaks ground on £154m Manchester PRS tower

Carillion breaks ground on £154m Manchester PRS tower

17 Jan 2017: Carillion has started construction work on-site for one of the UK’s largest private rented sector (PRS) projects. more »

Developer gets backing for £220m Eastbourne plan

Developer gets backing for £220m Eastbourne plan

16 Jan 2017: A £220m retail and leisure project in Eastbourne, being built by Kier, has secured additional financial backing form an undisclosed overseas investor. more »

Bouygues quits Bristol arena project

Bouygues quits Bristol arena project

13 Jan 2017: Bouygues UK will not now be building the proposed £95m Bristol Arena after failing to agree a contract price with Bristol City Council. more »

Reading University plans £50m life sciences building

Reading University plans £50m life sciences building

11 Jan 2017: Plans have been published for a new £50m Health & Life Sciences Building at the University of Reading. more »

Volker Boskalis JV wins £115m Dover docks scheme

Volker Boskalis JV wins £115m Dover docks scheme

10 Jan 2017: VSBW, a joint venture of VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, has been selected as main contractor for the marine civil engineering stage of the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development. more »

Plans approved for £40m Redhill cinema scheme

Plans approved for £40m Redhill cinema scheme

24 Jan 2017: Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s planning committee has approved plans for a £40m cinema, restaurant and retail complex in Redhill town centre. more »

Willmott Dixon wins £27m Aberystwyth campus development

Willmott Dixon wins £27m Aberystwyth campus development

20 Jan 2017: Aberystwyth University has selected Willmott Dixon to build its £27m Innovation & Enterprise Campus development. more »

Crosslane plans student tower for Coventry

Crosslane plans student tower for Coventry

19 Jan 2017: A planning application has been submitted for a 19-storey student accommodation tower in Coventry. more »

Somerset renews Skanska highways deal

Somerset renews Skanska highways deal

18 Jan 2017: Skanska has signed a new seven-year highways maintenance contract with Somerset County Council. more »

National Grid’s £2.8bn tunnel plans make progress

National Grid’s £2.8bn tunnel plans make progress

17 Jan 2017: Plans for a £2.8bn cable tunnel under Morecambe Bay are nearly ready to go to the Planning Inspectorate following completion of public consultation. more »

Wates starts £53m Kilburn tower block

Wates starts £53m Kilburn tower block

17 Jan 2017: Wates Residential has been chosen to build phase one of London Borough of Camden Council’s mixed-use Abbey Area Redevelopment. more »

Manchester’s Factory clears planning

Manchester’s Factory clears planning

13 Jan 2017: Plans to build a £110m arts venue on the site of the old Granada Television studios have been formally approved by Manchester City Council. more »

Carillion wins £49m Shotts line electrification

Carillion wins £49m Shotts line electrification

13 Jan 2017: Network Rail has awarded Carillion Powerlines a £49m contract to electrify the Shotts line between Holytown Junction and Midcalder Junction in Scotland. more »

£30m Poynton relief road clears planners

£30m Poynton relief road clears planners

11 Jan 2017: Cheshire East Council has given planning approval to the £30m Poynton relief road project. more »

Bauer mobilises rigs for triple decker roundabout

Bauer mobilises rigs for triple decker roundabout

10 Jan 2017: Sisk Lagan JV, the main contractor grouping responsible for the A19/A1058 junction improvement project in Newcastle has awarded the piling package for critical structures on the Highways England project to Bauer Technologies. more »

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