This week’s Rail, Construction and Infrastructure news:
Architects working on London’s Olympicopolis application for the Stratford Waterfront district submission has revealed the first images this week. The 145,000 square metre site next to Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre will include two residential towers, cultural and educational institutions and a new campus for UCL. Market consultations will start in April 2016 with a view to start building in 2018 for a 2020 finish.
JV CH2M Hill, Atkins, and Sener have been reported to be in line for the key engineering delivery partner role for the first phase of High Speed 2. The chosen partner will help to manage and coordinate design and support management of the major ECI contract programme for civils work packages worth up to £500m.
Manchester Airport has achieved planning consent for a £1bn transformation programme. Key elements of the project will include the expansion and reconfiguring of Terminal 2, improving Terminal 3, introduce direct linkage between Terminals 2 and 3 and the introduction of new stands and piers, offering better departure gate facilities.
It has been announced that Galliford Try’s Morrison Construction division has won a £10.8m design and build contract to build a primary school for East Ayrshire Council. They will start by demolishing a community centre and then build a two-storey primary school for 550 primary school children and 105 infants. The school is expected to be finished mid-2017.
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