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£20m Glasgow ground

The Glasgow City Council is looking for contractors to deliver major ground remediation work for the vast Sighthill regeneration area of the city. Initial infrastructure work, including land remediation, bulk earthworks and engineering, is expected to last five years. This project is a £250m plan to build  700 new homes and a new school campus with training facilities. These will be built as low-rise apartment blocks, with a mix of tenures, by a private developer on the site of the old Pinkston flats and the …

Asda £600m plan

  Asda has announced plans to put £600m into its store investment programme this year. President of Asda, Andy Clarke, said that while the retail market was experiencing “one of its most challenging and changeable periods in history”, the business remained focused on delivering its long term plan, including expanding and improving the Asda store estate. He said: ”I’m pleased that we can announce our continued investment in the UK with £600m for new and improved stores in 2015. “With such a …

Edinburgh Gateway station

The job to deliver the new Edinburgh Gateway station has been won by Balfour Beatty with a £25.6m bid. The new rail/tram interchange will be built next to the A8 at Gogar. It will improve access to Edinburgh airport for people from the North East of Scotland and Fife. Balfour’s civil engineering division will build a two storey station building, with two 260m long platforms, an overbridge and pedestrian subway under the A8 from the Gyle Shopping Centre.

AstraZeneca HQ

The deal is about to be signed by Skanska with AstraZeneca for its £330m global R&D centre and UK headquarters in Cambridge. The project recently gained final planning permission at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Building work is set to get underway in the Spring. Architect Herzog & de Meuron said the huge building had been designed to make reference to the historical colleges in central Cambridge, which are typically low-rise buildings enclosing a central courtyard. Stefan Marbach, Senior Partner said: ”The whole structure is connected in …

Manchester office scheme

Laing O’Rourke has won the job to build a landmark office building at Manchester’s central square. Work is starting on the redevelopment of the new 11-storey building at 2 St Peter’s Square with a target completion date of January 2017. Developer Mosley Street Ventures plans to spend a total of £80m on the new 161,113 sq ft building, which has been designed by SimpsonHaugh and Partners LLP. Tom Higgins, who leads Laing O’Rourke in the north, said: “We have a strong working knowledge of the …