This week’s Construction, Infrastructure and Rail news from the Bid Solutions team:
A £26m contract with the Crossrail project team for a maintenance facility at Plumstead has been awarded to the joint venture between Alstom Transport, TSO and Costain. The proposed maintenance facility will have three railway sidings and have the capacity to stable eight passenger trains on the site.
Vinci Construction UK has won the £35m contract to build and design Cardiff’s student accommodation. The plan is for a 686 bedroom complex at the former Cardiff Metropolitan University Howard Gardens site in the city. Work is due to be completed in 2017 for the new academic year.
The University of Leeds has released a tender for their North East Quarter project. The new £87m development will be constructed to create an international centre for Engineering and Physical Sciences and build on a shared interaction between these disciplines. Work is expected to start spring 2017 with a view to being completed in autumn 2019.
Also this week Aberystwyth University has started looking for a contractor to build a £30m Innovation and Enterprise Campus. The centre will allow research into food, nutrition and energy security, renewable energies and biotechnologies. The client is hoping to award and name the preferred bidder before the end of the year, with the project expected to be completed by May 2019.