Retail and Hotel news and contracts
PMI: Carillion collapse hits activity in JanuarySubscription
Activity was subdued or declining across the main construction sectors in January as new orders also dipped, according to the latest PMI figures.
Manchester leads offices and residential boomSubscription
The residential sector is fuelling strong growth in the development pipelines of major UK cities, according to Deloitte’s latest crane survey.
Lidl will build a 1m sq ft regional distribution centre in Hertfordshire as the discount retailer continues its £1.45bn UK investment plan.
McLaren wins £90m Kent shopping centre expansionSubscription
McLaren Construction has been confirmed as main contractor for the £90m extension of Ashford Designer Outlet in Kent.
Carillion sells stake in £150m Durham JV schemeSubscription
Carillion has offloaded its stake in a joint venture that is developing a £150m mixed-use scheme in Durham, just weeks before construction on the project is set to begin.
Features and analysis
The firm is employing a never-before-used technique to upgrade an outdated shopping centre. Damon Schünmann went to have a look.
As another year comes to an end and our business plans are firmed up for 2018, it is worth reflecting on how the retail market has reacted in 2017 and look forward to the emerging themes in the year ahead.
In the boardrooms of British businesses there is growing talk of the war for talent – how to recruit the best and brightest from around the world, particularly post-Brexit.
Nuclear power, proton beams and even Chinese modular hotels have featured in the biggest site reports this year.
Stadiums, towers and listed refurbs – the 10 schemes worth keeping a close eye on as 2018 unfolds.
Contractor has had to convince Trago Mills to take a leap of faith on a steel-frame solution for the retailer’s first foray outside the South-west.
The expansion of Westfield London has included the construction of a huge, complex roof and a tricky connection made between the old and new buildings.
PaveGen, a British tech start-up, is aiming to use the built environment and the people within it to generate truly sustainable electricity. CN pays a visit to its first major public installation in Britain.
McLaren will be retained as the main contractor for a £58m project to expand an Oxfordshire shopping centre, despite the scheme’s original developer deciding to pull out.
French property group Unibail-Rodamco has agreed a $24.7bn (£18.5bn) deal to acquire shopping centre operator Westfield, with the firms eyeing a major development pipeline.
Shopping centre owner Hammerson will embark on a “£2bn-plus” development programme following the acquisition of rival Intu, it said today.
New work as part of a £130m redevelopment of Barnsley city centre to create a retail and leisure destination has been unveiled.
Westfield and Hammerson’s £1.4bn scheme to redevelop a shopping centre in central Croydon has been approved after four years of delays.
Travelodge targets council land in expansion plan Subscription
Travelodge is targeting local authorities with a range of development deals that would see new hotels built on council land.
A £400m development to transform Belfast’s north-eastern quarter has been resubmitted for planning approval following public consultation.
Laing O'Rourke wins £700m Brent Cross expansionSubscription
Laing O’Rourke has beaten rivals Sir Robert McAlpine and Multiplex to be named preferred contractor for a £700m deal to expand Brent Cross.
RLB hires ex-Amazon exec to drive logistics armSubscription
Crewe town centre regen gets £7.6m boost Subscription
Contractor wanted for £300m Chester city revampSubscription
McLaren wins £73m Lakeside extension for IntuSubscription
Balfour Beatty wins $260m Miami mixed-use jobSubscription
ISG confirmed on Amazon's Bristol mega-shed Subscription
Jobs lost as Weiser Construction goes underSubscription