Issue : 2 August 2012
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Trocadero to become ‘pod’ hotelSubscription
Westminster City Council has approved plans to turn the iconic London location into 583 hotel rooms and eight flats.
The site team used a 1,200 tonne Gottwalk AK680 crane, the biggest in the UK, to lift the 121 tonne south beam-set out to a radium of 80m.
Sweett Group bags energy framework hat-trickSubscription
Sweett Group has been appointed to three energy frameworks, with Babcok International, Dounreay Site Restoration and NNB Generation.
Balfour Beatty has been named preferred bidder for a £200 million outsourcing contract for North Tyneside Council.
Salford £430m regeneration gets green lightSubscription
A £430 million regeneration of Salford has been given the green light with a 200 hectare area of the city to be renovated.
London Underground scraps 30-year PFI dealSubscription
London Underground has announced it will terminate a 30-year PFI power network contract with a Powerlink consortium which includes Balfour Beatty.
Laing O’Rourke has beaten three rivals to win a deal to build the £35 million Custom House Crossrail station, CN can reveal.
The chief executive of Constructing Excellence will lead a steering group that will monitor government procurement trials across dozens of construction projects.
English housebuilding slumps furtherSubscription
The latest official figures for housebuilding in England show that new starts are down by 10 per cent.
UK Green Investments has appointed two fund managers to operate and manage £100 million of investment, aimed at energy saving and carbon reduction schemes.