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Construction and Rail Industry Round-up

A number of large projects have been won this week in the Construction and Rail industry including:

Carillion has been named as South London’s Lambeth College development partner for a major new college complex in Vauxhall worth £120m. At present, the plan is to build a specialist Lambeth College Skills Centre for vocational learning and potentially including a training hotel, restaurant, and conferencing facilities.

Galliard Construction has been confirmed as the principal contractor for Developer Sager’s £400m Islington Square development. Demolition and site clearance is currently underway and the fit out of new tenant facilities will begin in early 2017 and due for completion late 2017.

A re-signalling contract worth £34.5m for signalling between the seven main stations from Ferriby to Gilberdyke in the East Riding of Yorkshire has been awarded to joint venture agreement Ansaldo STS and Linbrooke Services.

Also this week, construction begins on Europe’s biggest floating solar panel project in London Queen Elizabeth II reservoir. The installation will be eight football pitches worth of photovoltaic (PV) panels to help Thames Water meet its target of generating a third of its own energy by 2020.

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