22nd November, 2019
In this post, we take a look at some of the latest new projects that have been signed or begun throughout the UK.
Construction Begins on £12.6m Leisure Centre in Sheringham, Norfolk
Metnor Construction Ltd, a reputed construction company based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, has started building a leisure centre in Sheringham, Norfolk. Saunders Boston Architect headquartered in Cambridge, created the blueprint for the Sheringham Leisure Centre valued at £12.6m. The leisure centre will be built on the site of Splash swimming baths, constructed in the 1980s.
The employees of Metnor Construction joined hands with North Norfolk District Councillors and staff from Saunders Boston, REAL Consulting, and Everyone Active for breaking ground at the site. Metnor is expected to complete the project by the summer of 2021. The brand-new leisure hub will feature a cafe, spin studio, multi-use studios, community halls, a fitness suite, an adaptable depth floor, a 13-metre learner pool, and a 25-metre, six-lane pool.
A total of 11 car parking spaces will also be built near the structure’s entrance. The contractor will build elevators for quick access to all the storeys and also construct dedicated changing rooms and automated entry doors in the foyer.
£207m Edinburgh Tramline Construction to Begin This Month
The Edinburgh City Council has given the go-ahead to a consortium of construction firms to begin work on ‘The Trams to Newhaven’ project. SFN JV (a joint venture between Sacyr, Farrans, and Neopul) is scheduled to start site work from mid-November. The proclamation to commence work for extending the tramline to Newhaven came after six months of discussions between the contractors and city councils.
In order to assess the conditions throughout the route, site and ground inspection have been conducted. The project team entrusted with completing the extension of the tramline from Edinburgh to Newhaven, joined forces with the swept path contractor, Morrison Utility Services and SFN JV (infrastructure & systems contractor) to finalise the plans. The construction work for the £207.3m project will lead to Leith Walk becoming a one-lane of traffic for about 18 months.
Construction is expected to be completed by April of 2023, following which approximately 16 million passengers will use the extended route.
JRL Starts Foundations for London Docklands Towers
JRL has partnered with FEC to carry out the foundation work for the latter’s Consort Place project that comprises developing twin skyscrapers. The developer, FEC will construct two towers close to Canary Wharf in London’s Docklands, each building featuring 65 and 35 storeys respectively.
The towers will house a health centre, hotel, and 495 modern apartments. Restoration of the North Pole inn will also be a part of the development project. The piling and basement works will be carried out by JRL.
Wates Wins Contract to Build 140 Homes in York
Wates Construction, North East and Yorkshire, has been contracted by City of York Council to construct 140 homes on the location of the erstwhile Lowfields School.
Work Officially Begins on Preston’s £207m Link Road
Lancashire County Council has awarded the construction of the £207m Preston Western Distributor/Link Road project to Costain. Costain has already started constructing the link road on Lancashire’s west side which will connect the M55 junction to the proposed A583 junction with Blackpool Road at Lea.
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