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News in Brief: June 2024

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Mace has been appointed by Helical as the main contractor on the redevelopment of 100 New Bridge Street in the City of London. Located adjacent to City Thameslink station with views overlooking St. Paul’s Cathedral and St Bride’s Church, the 1990s building will be renovated to create 18,000m2 of Grade A office space, 333m2 of retail spaces and a 371m2 terrace.

East Midlands-based G F Tomlinson has started work to transform Barnsley College University Centre into a world-class innovation hub for the region. On behalf of the South Yorkshire Institute of Technology (SYIoT), the 92-year-old art-deco building will undergo a refurbishment funded jointly by the Department for Education (DfE) regional investment and College capital funds.

Developer Henry Boot has won planning consent for a new 18,500m2 Manchester city centre office scheme. Known as Colloco and located in the St John’s district of Manchester, the project will comprise 16 storeys of high-quality offices, with EPC A and BREAM ‘Excellent’ ratings being targeted.

Rolls-Royce has announced plans to almost double the size of its Raynesway site, creating hundreds of new jobs in Derby. Funded by the MoD, the site development is required to meet orders for the Royal Navy’s new submarines as well as vessels destined for Australia.

Work has started on the multi-million-pound redevelopment of Bradford’s Kala Sangam arts centre. The project will see the creation of a new theatre, five new dance studios, a new central staircase and a permanent home for volunteer-led community radio station Bradford Community Broadcasting (BCB). It is scheduled to reopen in Summer 2025, as a landmark moment in Bradford’s year as UK City of Culture.

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