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News in Brief: February 2024

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Main contractor Glencar has been appointed by investment management and advisory firm Vengrove, to construct two warehouse units of 3,900m2 and 5,300m2 at Erdington Industrial Park in Birmingham. The units, which are being developed speculatively, will be built to a sustainable specification, which includes BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and EPC A ratings.

Morgan Sindall Construction has been appointed to build the new Community Diagnostic Centre at St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping, Essex. Procured under the ProCure21 framework, the project will significantly improve access to important healthcare equipment and skills, shortening the amount of travel time for NHS patients in the area.

The London School of Economics and Political Science, has confirmed the Bouygues UK-Equitix consortium as the preferred student accommodation partner for 2,000 new student homes at Bankside in central London. The consortium will provide investment and develop plans for the build, which will be positioned behind the Tate Modern art gallery.

Working on behalf of Rangeford Villages, Bennett Construction has been appointed to deliver a £50M retirement village in Stapleford, Cambridgeshire. The scheme will offer 147 contemporary retirement properties with the first phase of the scheme due to be completed this year and the remainder in 2025.

The University of Cumbria has appointed Caddick Construction as the lead contractor to create the first university campus in Barrow-in-Furness. Once complete, this state-of-the-art facility will provide new teaching spaces, laboratory space, workshops, offices, catering facilities and new landscaping to the immediate area, along with new cycling and car parking facilities.

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