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Liverpool cancer hospital

The job to build a major cancer centre next to the Royal Liverpool Hospital has been given to Laing O’Rourke. It is said they beat four rivals including Kier and Vinci with a bid of £106m. The new hospital is part of wider proposals to redesign the cancer services currently offered by the Wirral-based Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. Initial designs for the new Liverpool site show all inpatient rooms will be built around a boat-shaped structure. A satellite centre will remain in Wirral for …

Sussex Uni

The contractor for the University of Sussex’s East Slope Residences project has been given to Balfour Beatty. In partnership, alongside the University, Balfour Beatty will design, build, finance and operate the project under a 50-year contract. This project will replace an existing 600 bed facility on the University’s campus with a new living space comprising 2,000 new bedrooms in a range of formats including townhouses and some with ensuite facilities. It will also incorporate innovative student amenities such as social hubs and new student union …

Coventry Uni super lab

The contract has been won by BAM Construction to build a flagship health and science faculty for Coventry University. It is believed that they have beaten rivals Kier, Thomas Vale and Willmott Dixon with a bid price of £33.3m. The new flagship Faculty of Health and Life Sciences will become home to several departments including sports science, nursing and midwifery, and psychology. A new two-storey energy building to replace an old combined heat and power plant is also included in the project brief to help …

Pinewood expansion

Construction company Sir Robert McAlpine has won the job to deliver a major expansion of set facilities at Pinewood Studios in Iver, Buckinghamshire. The £200m expansion plan will be delivered in three phases and will see more than 1m sq ft of new stages and workshops built. A Studio source told the Enquirer: “A final prices for the project must still be agreed, but work is expected to start within three months under a separate enabling works contract with McAlpine.” …

600-home Salford Scheme

Amstone Developments has gained planning for 614 flats in a five-block development at Clippers Quay in Salford. Amstone purchased the former multiplex cinema site from Ask Developments last summer with plans for a large private rental sector scheme. They are hoping to tart work on site in the second quarter of this year. The development includes the construction of a footbridge that will land at the Wharfside tram stop. The new tram line will be a direct link to Trafford Park …