In Scotland, proposals for a £50m community campus
in Maybole have been granted planning approval by South Ayrshire Council. In Dundee, the investment programme in the redevelopment of the Port of Dundee totalling £40m
, has reached a significant milestone with the start of the latest contract.
In the North West, consent has been granted for an 18-storey, 98-home scheme
in Stockport. In Farnworth, a deal has been agreed to redevelop the former market precinct
in the town centre, it will provide a vibrant, mixed–use community including over 200 modern homes centred around a new public square for artisan markets and live events. In Carlisle, work on a £21.5m leisure and community hub
has started. In Wigan, developers have been appointed for the £130m redevelopment of the Galleries Shopping Centre.
Morecambe’s Eden Project North
gets new expected opening date after a £1.2m cash injection from Lancashire Enterprise Project. Work is underway on new £21m, 91,000 sq ft specialist workplace for science and technology
businesses in Manchester. In Liverpool, Everton fans will have to wait until next year to find out if the club’s new £500m stadium
will be approved by planners after Liverpool city council confirmed the decision has been delayed due to Covid-19 and the size of the planning application. Rochdale has submitted a bid for £25m of the Government’s Towns Fund
, with an advanced manufacturing institute within the Kingsway business park at the heart of its proposal.
In the West Midlands, Willmott Dixon Interiors has been chosen to deliver the £38.8m refurbishment
of a landmark Birmingham office block. In Wolverhampton, construction of a new £17.5m National Brownfield Institute (NBI)
will start in the New Year after it received planning approval. Plans submitted by the University of Birmingham look set to go ahead for a ‘health innovation campus’
specialising in drug development and the treatment of diseases. RLB UK continues to make tracks in the Midlands with work commencing last week on the third phase of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council’s innovative Very Light Rail (VLR) project.
In Plymouth, planning permission has been granted to extend and enhance the Babbage Building
, on the western edge of the University’s main city centre campus, it will create a new home for its School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.
In Suffolk, the Government has committed to starting one more major nuclear power station project by the end of this Parliament, they confirmed they are to enter negotiations with French power giant EDF to build the £18bn Sizewell C project.
The Sizewell C site could generate 3.2 gigawatts of electricity, enough to provide 7% of the UK’s needs.
In other news, HS2 has started the search for a contractor to carry out station systems work at its four phase one stations.
The £47m contract is a single supplier framework deal that can be used by HS2 and the contractors of Euston and Old Oak Common stations in London, as well as the firms building Curzon Street and Interchange stations in the Midlands.