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Laing O’Rourke lands £1bn Olympia revamp

Laing O’Rourke lands £1bn Olympia revamp

10/06/19

New images have been released of the £1bn redevelopment of London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre which will be carried out by Laing O’Rourke. Project sources confirmed the contractor has taken the job from under the noses of Mace who were originally hot favourites. Consultant Pell Frischmann has shared the images on the … Read More

£350m Barking riverside village approved

£350m Barking riverside village approved

05/06/19

Developer Weston Homes has received planning permission for a new £350m urban-village in Barking, east London. The firm plans to regenerate the 6-acre Abbey Retail Park into a riverside urban-village called Abbey Quays, which will provide over 1,000 homes of mixed tenure. Designed by architectural practice Broadway Malya… Read More

Plans in for £125m Birmingham build to rent scheme

Plans in for £125m Birmingham build to rent scheme

28/05/19

Developer Taylor Grange has submitted plans to clear an old factory site in Birmingham’s Digbeth area for a 500-home build to rent scheme. The luxury flat scheme designed by architect Corstorphine + Wright will see parts of the S+K Building complex, made up of factory warehouses dating back to the 1850s, cleared to make wa… Read More

Crest Nicholson raids Linden Homes for new chief

Crest Nicholson raids Linden Homes for new chief

22/05/19

Crest Nicholson has signed up Linden Homes divisional chairman Tom Nicholson as chief operating officer. He starts his new role next week and will help the existing senior team execute its revised strategy Nicholson was a member of the executive board of the Galliford Try Group. He brings more than thirty years’ exper… Read More

London Bridge 39-storey student tower approved

London Bridge 39-storey student tower approved

17/05/19

Developer Greystar has got the planning thumbs-up for a 39-storey student accommodation block near the London Shard. The slender 138m tall building designed by architect Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates will accommodate over 900 students and signals the return of student schemes to the capital. As part of the planning deal wi… Read More

Durkan names new CEO as revenue rises to £165m

Durkan names new CEO as revenue rises to £165m

16/05/19

South east building contractor and developer Durkan has promoted finance director Ronan Murphy to chief executive after reporting strong annual results. The group has also been split into three divisions as Durkan implements a strategic plan to develop its contracting business and expand its house building and partnership acti… Read More

Decision on £3bn London Canada Water scheme in July

Decision on £3bn London Canada Water scheme in July

15/05/19

Property developer British Land is hoping for a planning decision in July on its 5.5m sq ft Canada Water scheme in London. The vast mixed-use scheme, on the south side of the Thames in Rotherhithe, ranks as the London developer’s most ambitious scheme over the next 10 years. This morning the developer said the vast schem… Read More

Japan’s biggest house builder moves into UK market

Japan’s biggest house builder moves into UK market

14/05/19

Japan’s biggest house builder has struck a £90m deal with Homes England and Urban Splash to deliver thousands of new properties across England. Sekisui House are pioneers of modern methods of construction and will bring their techniques to the UK. The deal includes new investment of £55m into regeneration company Urban… Read More

Landsec to start three London schemes this year

Landsec to start three London schemes this year

14/05/19

Developer Landsec is planning to start three major London schemes this year as it expands its development pipeline to 3.6m sq ft. The developer said it remained confident about prospects in the Capital, where it now plans to focus all future development activity. Landsec chief executive Robert Noel said: “We have added … Read More

HB Reavis submits 1.2m sq ft Elizabeth House plan

HB Reavis submits 1.2m sq ft Elizabeth House plan

10/05/19

Developer HB Reavis has submitted revised plans for the vast Elizabeth House scheme next to Waterloo Station in London. The new building, designed by architects AHMM, aims to deliver around 1.2m sq ft of offices, retail and a transformed public realm next to the train station. The new plan is larger than the pre-existing … Read More

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