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Issue : February 1994

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  • 24Feb94 UK: BOLTON IN £40M STADIUM PLAY - ORBIT DEVELOPMENTS.Subscription

    News24 February, 1994

    Bolton Wanderers Football Club has teamed up with Orbit Developments in a bid to get a £40 million stadium started.A 52 ha site at Horwich has been earmarked for the stadium which would include associated commercial and leisure developments as well as a 20,000 seater arena for the club.The club's present home at Burnden Park is almost certain to prove too expensive to bring up to the standards required by the Taylor Report and the associated developments should help offset the ...

  • 24Feb94 UK: BARRATT KICKS OFF ENFIELD HOMES TIE-UP.Subscription

    News24 February, 1994

    Barratt and Country and Metropolitan Homes have teamed up for a massive £100 million housing development at the Highlands Hospital site in Enfield, London.The project will begin early this summer when Barratt will build its first phase of 120 private houses, with another 280 over four years.Overall, Barratt anticipates investing about £40 million in its part of the project which is to be laid out in a 'landscaped village'.Country and Metropolitan is to start the scheme with ...

  • 24Feb94 UK: SMELL OF SUCCESS - THAMES WATER PROJECT.Subscription

    News24 February, 1994

    Balfour Beatty is working on this £2.5 million design and build refurb and extension project for Thames Water at the Maidenhead sewage treatment works. CONSTRUCTION NEWS

  • 24Feb94 UK: GERMANS FIGURE LARGE IN DEESIDE - LOCAL AUTHORITY ROAD SCHEMES.Subscription

    News24 February, 1994

    By Brian Warner.German-owned contractors will have a strong presence on one of the largest local authority road schemes to emerge this year.Bilfinger and Berger and Hochtief will be among the five outfits invited to tender for Clwyd County Council's biggest-ever project - the £42 million Deeside road link river crossing at Connah's Quay.Bilfinger has teamed up with Birse, in which it has just under a 10 per cent stake.And Hochtief is in tandem for the first time with Nuttall - ...

  • 24Feb94 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: CORK SENDS OUT TENDERS AT LAST FOR £80M RIVER TUNNEL.Subscription

    News24 February, 1994

    Three months later than planned, Cork Corporation has now sent out tender documents to the four consortia which prequalified for the £80 million design and build river tunnel project in the Irish Republic.One of the consortia has MF Kent in its line-up - the company is part of the Kentz Corporation which has now collapsed through financial problems and is in examinership.But industry sources claim the problems at Kentz should not affect the consortium's bid in any way.They have ...

  • 24Feb94 UK: BB 'LOW' BID IS STILL TO HIGH FOR FIFE - BALFOUR BEATTY ROAD/BRIDGE BID.Subscription

    News24 February, 1994

    Balfour Beatty has sent in the lowest bid for phase two of the Western Distributor road project in Fife, Scotland, which carries an official £7.1 million price tag.But Balfour's price is still at least £1.2 million above that figure which was set by the client, the Glenrothes Development Corporation, and based on Scottish Office allocations.It is understood the corporation will enter negotiations with Balfour in an effort to get the contractor to review its price before the ...

  • 24Feb94 UK: MUSEUM JOB STARTS - ROYAL ARMOURIES.Subscription

    News24 February, 1994

    Demolition work marking the start of the £42.5 million Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds is under way.The project was officially launched by housing minister Sir George Young at the 15 ha Clarence Dock site which will become home to some of the exhibits currently in storage at the Tower of London museum.Heery is project managing the scheme and will supervise specialist fitting-out. Meanwhile, Alfred McAlpine has the develop and construct contract for the museum. CONSTRUCTION NEWS

  • 24Feb94 UKRAINE: OIL TERMINAL STUDY - MOUCHEL APPOINTED.Subscription

    News24 February, 1994

    Mouchel's Ukrainian consultancy has been appointed by the Ukraine government to investigate the environmental impact of building a new oil terminal on the Black Sea.The government hopes to move ahead with a new terminal at a site 30 km from Odessa which could eventually handle up to 40 million tonnes of crude oil a year.LG Mouchel and Partners owns half of Mouchel-IRE which was set up last August. The firm's executive director, Dr Peter Coughtrey, has already worked in the region investigating .

  • 24Feb94 RUSSIA: RUSSIAN POWER KEY - SIX PLANTS PLANNED.Subscription

    News24 February, 1994

    Six new power plants planned for Russia's Karelian republic could open up a £450 million market, according to the Finnish Energy Conservation Group.Studies carried out in the republic, which borders Finland, indicate that there will be greater utilisation of natural gas and energy sources found within the region.Three of the six power plants planned for Olonets, Medvezhegorsk and Kostamuksha are to run on peat. Another is a hydropower project in Beloporozhkaya and the remaining ...

  • 24Feb94 UK: WDA AND SWANSEA BID TO DEVELOP VALE.Subscription

    News24 February, 1994

    Swansea City Council and the Welsh Development Agency have teamed up to launch a £200 million development plan for the Lower Swansea Valley.The joint venture wants to attract the money to the area by 2003 in an effort to transform a 190 ha swathe of land with commercial, residential and leisure developments.Swansea Vale is to be the new name for the area which stretches from junctions 44 to 45 off the M4.About 44 ha have been earmarked for industrial and commercial development ...

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