24th March, 2020
In this article, we look at the very latest new projects that’ve been signed off or begun work throughout the UK.
West Lothian Council Approves Construction of £14.3m Primary School
West Lothian Council has green-lighted plans for building a £14.3m primary school in Calderwood, East Calder. Construction might start next month once the blueprint, proposal and estimated cost are approved by the Council’s education executive. Incidentally, the Council executive has already given the go-ahead following consultations with other board members.
Contributions from the developer will go a long way in financing the operations of the primary school. The funds from Calderwood development will help finance the education of 128 nursery and 462 primary school children. The developer has joined hands with Stirling Developments and the local community for constructing the new school.
Ground Broken at Dundee Waterfront’s £1bn Regeneration
Morgan Sindall Construction has already started constructing a transport hub and a town square that will form the core of £1bn Dundee Waterfront restoration. Dundee City Council inked a deal with the developer for modernising the Dundee Waterfront. Development work at the waterfront site juxtaposing the V&A Museum of Design involves landscaping a 7,000sqft ‘urban beachfront’ bordered by benches.
The landscaped seafront will be also encircled by a full-fledged travel hub with cycle hiring and storage facilities. The layout of the travel hub mirrors the design of the adjacent museum. Dundee City Council is optimistic that both locals and tourists passing through NCN Route 1 – UK’s flagship cycling route – will flock to the redesigned Waterfront Place.
Some key features of the seafront comprise hard landscaping constituted from Dutch bricks, grassed dunes and footpaths. The developer may also build a water fountain featuring automatic pop jets and a full-fledged play park.
Caddick Starts Work on Harrogate Care Home
Caddick Construction has been roped in as the chief contractor for a £10.8m special dementia care home in Harrogate. Vida Healthcare will soon have a brand-new care home in Harrogate, incidentally its third that has been named Vida Court. Leeds-based architecture firm, Den Architecture, has created the layout for the specialist dementia care facility.
The care home will contain 100 bedrooms along with communal amenities like cinema, salon, cafe and convenience store. Caddick Construction broke ground for the construction project this week. While Caddick Construction has been awarded the contract for building the standalone dementia care home, Projex Building Solutions is offering health and safety advice, cost consultancy and project management.
Construction has begun on £47.3m Development
Winvic Construction has bagged the contract for developing private apartments under a Milton Keynes PRS scheme valued at £47.3m. Winvic has already started constructing Aubrey Place on behalf of Packaged Living, a build-to-rent property developer. Invesco is providing financial support to Packaged Living for the development that will comprise of two towers and a connecting block housing 294 apartments.
Some of the apartments will have three bedrooms each while the rest will have one to two bedrooms. Aubrey Place is being developed as a PRS (private rental sector) property where the developer will lease out all the units instead of selling them. Construction of the scheme which got underway in January 2020 is expected to be completed by the first quarter of April 2022.
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