Starting this week in the Midlands, a contract to construct a 2.94 million sq ft global parts logistics centre
at Mercia Park in Leicestershire has been secured. In Nottingham, planning has been agreed for a 700-bed student accommodation development
at Derby Road. Construction in Birmingham is gathering momentum at pace, despite the pandemic, the tranformation of the city has carried on. See three of the construction sites and CGIs of how they will look here.
Plans have been revealed for a net zero carbon-ready mixed-use scheme with four towers
, including a 53 storey build to rent building at Curzon Wharf in Birmingham. One of the biggest development opportunities in the UK is taking a major step forward with the launch next month of a body which will begin the work of the proposed East Midlands Development Corporation
, forecast to create 84,000 jobs and add £4.8bn of value to the regional economy, the three zones include the site of the East Midlands Freeport, the only inland freeport signed off in the budget by chancellor Rishi Sunak.
In the North West, plans to build a pair of 56-storey skyscrapers
in Manchester city centre have been revealed, with the development likely to yield a sizeable economic boost. Greater Manchester’s business community feels optimistic about its post-pandemic recovery with construction sector activity leading the way, read more here.
A £41m boost for brownfield development
will see a further 2,700 homes built across Greater Manchester.
In Yorkshire, Bradford look set to get a brand new train station,
the ambitious plan for the high speed rail link to replace the city’s rail Interchange could be ready by 2030.
In Wales, the Welsh government is sounding out the construction industry to see if there is still interest in building a fleet of tidal lagoon schemes.