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Mapping out the opportunities in Nine ElmsSubscription
From power stations to embassies, Construction News maps out the opportunities and talks to developers about their plans
The steel market remains challenging, but contractors are reporting an easing of conditions and growth in both order book size and visibility.
Housebuilders to spearhead wider upturn amid positive signsVideoSubscription
The private housing sector is quickly shaping up to be the success story of 2013. The quarterly figures from the National House-Building Council show that private sector housing registrations in the UK rose 29 per cent in Q2 2013 compared with the same period the previous year to stand at 25,209.
Affordable housing questions for Admiralty ArchSubscription
Westminster officials have questioned whether plans to turn the historic listed Admiralty Arch into a luxury hotel and a private members’ club include “acceptable” affordable housing contributions.
Derwent lays out 1m sq ft pipelineSubscription
Derwent London has laid out a short and medium-term development pipeline covering almost 1m sq ft in the capital up to 2015/16.
Vinci wins £24m Volkswagen contractSubscription
Vinci Construction UK has won a £24m contract to build a new headquarters for Volkswagen Financial Services.
Muse to lead on £100m South Shields regenSubscription
Muse Developments has been named as developer on South Tyneside Council’s £100m urban regeneration plan.
Land Securities has been recommended to deliver Guildford’s North Street project, despite Lend Lease having previously been put forward for the job.
Green light for £100m Maidenhead regenSubscription
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has approved four planning applications from Sorbon Estates and Shanly Homes for a major redevelopment of the town centre.
Mitie Group has launched a London-based cleaning services start-up, to be known as Mitie Local Services Limited, as it announces a £38m services contract for a major restaurant and pub operator.