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News in Brief June 2020

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Severfield has announced the first order for its new Severstor product line of steel-framed modules that house critical systems technology and can be supplied to a wide range of main contractors and end users. The initial order is for the supply of four modular substations to house switchgear with delivery due before the end of this year.

Willmott Dixon has been contracted to build the University of Lincoln’s £7M agri-food research and development (R&D) facility at Peppermint Park – part of the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ) in Holbeach. The completed building will facilitate pioneering research, skills provision and knowledge exchange for agri-food businesses across Lincolnshire and beyond.

Developer Patrizia has been given consent to demolish its Market Street building in Aberdeen and replace it with a new glass and granite clad commercial scheme. The ‘lantern-shaped’ building would be only five-storeys tall at the Market Street end but gradually increase to 11 storeys – or 56.9m tall – at its south-western corner, opposite the junction of Carmelite Street and Hadden Street.

An underground car park in the heart of London’s West End is set to be converted into a £150M subterranean healthcare and entertainment complex. Westminster Council has approved plans for the four-level mega-basement beneath Cavendish Square during a ’virtual’ planning meeting thought to be a first for such a major project.

BAM Construction has been appointed to build new teaching facilities for Chorlton High School South in Manchester following a competitive tender process led by the Department for Education, under its capital framework for schools in England. The company has been appointed to develop a plot on Mauldeth Road West which is partly occupied by Greater Manchester Police dog unit and horse paddocks.

Developer Drum Property Group has received planning approval for its masterplan for a mixed-use transformation of Candleriggs Quarter in Glasgow’s Merchant City. The £300M redevelopment plan includes homes, offices, hotels, restaurants and a new public square delivered on the 3.6-acre city centre site.

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