News in Brief: May 2202
Cooper & Turner (part of Watermill Holdings) has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. Originally founded in 1876, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of high-strength safety critical fasteners for the construction, wind, tunnelling, rail, oil & gas, OEM, power generation and nuclear power markets.
Developer Capital & Centric has been given the go-ahead by Bolton Council’s planning committee to overhaul Farnworth market precinct to create a new neighbourhood with homes, shops, bars and green spaces. The project, led by the Manchester-based social impact developers, is backed by the Government’s Future High Street Fund.
Gilbert-Ash has been appointed main contractor for the £22M project to develop a performing arts building at Brighton College. The scope of works includes the demolition of existing buildings and the construction of a 400-seat multifunctional theatre, dance and drama studio. The programme also includes classrooms and social space for informal gatherings.
Property developer and asset manager, Sovereign Centros, has submitted a planning application outlining its masterplan proposals for the reimagination of the St. Enoch Centre in Glasgow. The major proposals focus on the creation of a mixed-use development, focusing on retail, leisure, entertainment, hotel, offices and city centre living.
Plans have been submitted by West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust for a new replacement hospital in Bury St Edmunds. Forming part of the Government’s Hospital building programme, the new 100,000m2 hospital is designed by Ryder Architecture. The project’s buildings will consist of structures up to seven storeys high and it will be built on town’s Hardwick Manor parkland.