In the South East, London is to get it’s first Olympic size Ice rink
, the £30m facility will be built in the Lee Valley Regional Park. Plans have been submitted for a 33-storey office block in London’s Square Mile
, the 155m tower will be stepped, with three glazed office elements split vertically with planted balconies giving the impression of three slender tapered towers. In South West London, plans for the first tall office project
costing £100m in the heart of Brixton have been approved by local Lambeth Councillors. Bidding has begun for the £2bn Lower Thames Crossing tunnel contract
, it is the largest single road investment project since the M25 was completed more than 30 years ago. Laing O’Rourke are to manufacture a total of 4,000 items offsite for use in the redevelopment of the Whiteleys centre
in London, the redevelopment of the building, will transform the former Bayswater shopping centre into 139 homes; 20 shops, cafes and restaurants; a 100-bedroom hotel; and a cinema and gym. Buckley Gray Yeoman has retained the majority of the existing concrete frame and reinstated a key pedestrian route as part of a £29 million overhaul of an inner city block.
In central London, construction is set to start in April 2021 on a redevelopment of a building behind the billboards in London’s Piccadilly Circus.
In West Ham, construction of a £1bn development at TwelveTrees Park
has begun, with 3,838 new homes planned, along with shops, a community centre and a new home for the East London Science School. In St Albans the £13.4m contract for the second phase of the £62m redevelopment at Oaklands College
has been awarded.
In other news, a consortium led by Rolls-Royce has announced plans to build up to 16 mini-nuclear plants in the UK
. It says the project will create 6,000 new jobs in the Midlands and the North of England over the next five years.