This week’s Construction, Infrastructure and Rail news:
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has signed off on plans for a £175m major housing development in Old Oak, West London. Of the 605 new homes set to be built, 242 will be affordable homes with half being for shared ownership and the other half being split between social and affordable rent. It is expected to take 3 years to complete and work demolishing the existing site will start later this year.
Lakehouse have won a £37m contract with Scottish Power for the installation of domestic smart meters. The 5 year contract will see Lakehouse install more than 450k meters in Northwest England, Wales and Northern Scotland. Lakehouse plan to mobilise and train more than 100 dual fuel engineers this year which will cost around £1.5m.
Suffolk County Council have launched a design competition for 2 new bridges over the river Orwell in Ipswich. The £77m project aims to improve the connection between the waterfront and town centre and ease congestion. The winners will be joining an existing project team led by WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, who are responsible for providing structural and civil engineering input. The deadline for submission of completed PQQ returns is 1st September 2016 and work is due to start by 2020.
Graham Construction have started work on a new £11m station in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Design elements from the original station will be incorporated along with more modern facilities for public access Wi-Fi, external ticket machines and cycle facilities. The original station has been closed since 1965 but the new station is part of a wider £88.6m growth project in Coventry and Warwickshire.