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News in Brief: March 2017

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Ealing Councillors have voted to grant planning permission for a new 15,700m² Grade A office development, the first major office scheme in Ealing for almost a decade. Developer Commercial Estate Group said the steel-framed scheme will rival office space in the rest of west London, as well as central London.

Developer Knight Dragon has unveiled a new mixed-use scheme designed by international architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, at the heart of its transformation of the Greenwich Peninsula in south London. Sat on top of North Greenwich tube station, the development will include a 24m-high winter garden and glass galleria, theatre, cinema and performance venue, bars and shops.

Kier has been selected to deliver phase two of Eastbourne Arndale Centre’s £85M extension for Legal & General and Eastbourne Borough Council. Phase two of the scheme will see the construction of 16,200m² of retail and leisure space, which will create an additional 22 shops at the centre. Over 300 extra parking spaces will be provided through the construction of two new decks above the existing multi-storey car park.

Construction of the new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) will begin this month after funding details were agreed between the Welsh Government, Celtic Manor Resort and NatWest (part of the RBS Group). With a total development cost of £83.7M including car parking and external landscaping, ICC Wales will be capable of accommodating up to 5,000 delegates with a total floor space exceeding 26,000m². It is expected that the new facility will open for business in June 2019.

Kensington and Chelsea Council has granted detailed planning consent for Exhibition Square, the next phase of the prestigious Earls Court development. The new Exhibition Square will be built on the site of the now demolished Earls Court Exhibition Centre.

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