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Design & Build UK is the main flagship magazine of Design and Build Publishing Ltd. It is one of the UK’s leading online publications which is distributed throughout the UK to a client readership of approximately 150,000 - this includes the main decision makers in the construction and retail industry.  

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£16m Sheffield leisure project

Bam Construction will take the £16m contract with Sheffield City Council to transform Graves leisure centre in Sheffield. Its Leeds office will build a 25m swimming pool, fitness and medical facilities to complement the existing tennis centre. The firm is finishing off  a major new leisure centre in nearby Huddersfield at the moment. The Graves Leisure Centre project broke ground last week, with completion scheduled for summer 2016. Photovoltaic cells and other renewable energy will be used to help the project meet sustainability …

Dumfries Hospital

Financial close has been achieved by Laing O’rourke on the £270m new Dumfries hospital project. The 350-bed complex is earmarked to be built on farmland off the Garroch roundabout at the western end of the town’s by-pass. They are hoping for the preparation for construction will begin immediately. This is one of five healthcare projects being procured under the Scottish Government. The European Investment Bank is putting up a 26-year £109m loan to build the new hospital. Dennis O’Keeffe, NHS Dumfries and Galloway …

Liverpool Waters Tower Deal

Peel will confirm a construction start date this week for the first major residential tower at its £5.5bn Liverpool Waters scheme. Caddick Group is part of a joint venture behind the £65m project to build the 40-storey tower at Princes Dock to the north of the city. Peel will also unveil other planned projects for the ambitious 60 hectares waterfront regeneration scheme which is set to include more residential towers, offices and an hotel. The 325-apartment tower will be delivered by Moda Living, a joint venture between …

Cheshire science park

Plans have been revealed by Manchester Science Partnerships for the first phase of development at its proposed 400-acre life science campus at Alderley Park, Cheshire. Existing buildings vacated by former site owner AstraZeneca will be redeveloped into Mereside science campus. Property partners Bruntwood joined MSP at MIPIM in Cannes to commit £30m over the next three years towards delivering a 1.5m sq ft complex of lettable lab and workspace. The designs were revealed while the site-wide redevelopment plans for Alderley Park are currently subject to …

£60m retail and leisure park

A major new out-of-town retail and leisure scheme at Rushden Lakes, in Northamptonshire and Mclaren are tipped to win the contract. LXB, the company behind the major retail and leisure site just off the A45 at Skew Bridge, plans to strike a deal shortly to start the near 500,000 sq ft complex. Although Mclaren are up against several contractors including BAM and Bowmer & Kirkland for the project, which secured planning late last year. Hoardings are now going up at the Rushden Lakes …