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News in Brief September 2020

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Willmott Dixon has been appointed by the LTE Group for a £54M contract to build the first phase of The Manchester College’s ambitious estates strategy, to provide a learning centre of excellence for creative and digital industries across Greater Manchester. The four-storey development is on the site of the city’s former Boddingtons brewery opposite Manchester Arena.

Work has begun on a new business park which will provide a major economic boost to the Scottish Borders and has the potential to create over 380 jobs. Ogilvie Construction is building the ambitious Borders Innovation Park in Tweedbank, which will see four sites developed initially as part of the first phase.

Skanska will construct a new 9,000m² office building for Zurich Insurance, forming a part of the of the Swindon Kimmerfields masterplan. The site is located on a long-vacant, cleared development plot in Swindon town centre. The project is aiming to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ on completion.

Interserve has been named as preferred bidder for the new £15M Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire. The state-of-the-art development will be located near Glasgow Airport and will be led by CPI in partnership with The University of Strathclyde, Scottish Enterprise, and founding industry partners, AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline.

Canary Wharf Group has revealed plans for a 350,000m² development on the North Quay site at London Docklands’ Canary Wharf. The proposals, master-planned by leading architects Allies and Morrison, have been submitted to the local planning authority, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It will create a vibrant mixed-use district and accommodate up to 232,000m² of commercial office space and up to 100,000m² of residential space, within a flexible framework to suit the demands of future London.

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