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Mayor approves £1bn Westfield London expansion plan

The scheme will feature a 230,000 sq ft John Lewis store and 1,347 new homes; the development will create 6,700 permanent jobs.

Carillion Middle-East businesses awarded contracts worth more than £400 million

The British company and its Dubai-based joint venture business, Al Futtaim Carillion have won or been selected as preferred bidder for several projects in the region including two luxury hotels worth approximately £300m

Turner Construction Company to manage $180m Anaheim Convention Center expansion

Turner will work in a design-build partnership with architect Populous to add 200,000 square feet of flexible, multi-use space to the West Coast's largest convention centre

Blow for BAM as Google's London HQ heads to re-tender

The Dutch company is reportedly no longer involved in the King's Cross project which is under review by the tech giant along with all its new worldwide developments and could double in cost

Everton FC identifies site for new stadium

Having examined Liverpool FC's plans for a revamped Anfield stadium last week, we would be doing their Merseyside neighbours Everton a disservice if we neglected to give their council-backed proposal a mention

Skanska to build distinctive Creechurch Place in London

Skanska has been awarded a £95 million commercial contract to build Creechurch Place in the City of London by leading UK property developer Helical Bar

Kwame Building Group to provide construction management for $43m Missouri Loop Trolley

The 2.2-mile fixed-route electric trolley system will connect The Loop restaurant/shopping/arts & entertainment district to Forest Park with a stop at the Missouri History Museum.

New Detroit Red Wings arena contract awarded

A consortium of construction firms Barton Malow, White and Hunt will act as general contractors for the Ice Hockey team's new $450m arena in downtown Detroit

The UK's first zero-energy cost business park is a sustainability champion

Innovative green technologies at Armstrong Point in Wigan will allow its tenants both to lower their carbon footprint and save 100 percent on energy costs

Laing O'Rourke appointed to deliver Manchester City football stadium expansion

The British contractor will expand the Etihad stadium that it originally constructed for the 2002 Commonwealth Games

Greenest skyscraper or toxic tower? Thoughts on the Bank of America building and the 'LEED racket'

The world's greenest skyscraper has been hailed as a showcase for sustainable technologies and carbon reduction, but also derided as an energy-guzzling lie that exposes the falsehoods of green building ratings. What does it really represent?

BAM International to build €6m hotel in Indonesia

The operating company of Royal BAM Group will build the 12,000 sqm J-Hotel in Cikarang for PT Gunawan Tarikino Venture Hotelindo

Turner Construction wins Nippert Stadium expansion

The stadium at the University of Cincinatti is home to American college football team, the Bearcats, and will benefit from an $86 miilion renovation and expansion

Building success in Sin City

Hotel and business owners in Las Vegas have had a rough time over the last few years, but post-recession, there are slow but steady signs of growth, says Tristan Anywyn

Hotels construct savings on renovations

As the economy recovers, many hotels are looking to make investments to attract new customers that they delayed during the financial downturn

Skanska wins £97m London commercial contract

The company will build One New Street Square in the central City of London, aiming for BREEAM excellent rating

Recovery continues for US commercial construction

Major forecasters all foresee a positive year for commercial construction and continued recovery from the downturn, with hotel and warehouse construction leading growth in the sector

Drake & Scull wins $30m Mall of the Emirates redevelopment

DSI will procure, install, test and commission all MEP works at the Middle East's most lucrative mall as it seeks to target Expo 2020-related projects in 2014

Arabtec wins $1.55bn Jordan contract

The construction arm of Arabtec Holding has added another huge contract to its burgeoning backlog, after being chosen to construct the Red Sea Astarium entertainment resort

Recovery to continue for US commercial construction

Major forecasters agree that the sector will keep rising in 2014 from the doldrums of the downturn, but there are differing opinions as to the extent of the upturn

Balfour wins Olympic Stadium refit

The £154 million contract will see the stadium transformed into an all-round multi-use venue, and includes the £41 million roof contract the company was awarded summer 2013

Casinos a safe bet for Atlantic City Commercial recovery

It's no surprise that the boom in commercial construction along the Atlantic City boardwalk comes in the form of new and remodelled casinos, but competition from Pennsylvania is proving a challenge

Thailand's green building goals: aspirations and realities

Although green building is on the rise, 2014 may see it largely limited to the commercial sector as initial costs remain unattractive to buyers and investors of residential

Fantastic and functional shopping centre stair builds

"Shopping centres must strive to not only create architectural statements but also offer aesthetically outstanding designs that become an experience that visitors will want to visit time and time again," says Cornelis van Vlastuin, Founder and Creative Director of bespoke staircase manufacturer EeStairs.

Turley Associates' £100m Belfast Odyssey Complex extension

Northern Ireland's landmark Millennium Project, the Odyssey Complex, takes another step forward with a Belfast planner given green light to redevelop an historic part of the area

Bouygues wins €360 million Macau contract

Through its subsidiary Dragages Macau, the group's construction arm will complete a six-star luxury hotel in the heart of Macau's "City of Dreams" entertainment complex

College football teams building on success

Jay Fremont examines how college football is becoming big business, with large revenues driving the construction of many new and improved facilities

Building office space in Seattle

A stable economy with both huge, established business and new ambitious and expanding ones means there are some fantastic opportunities for commercial contractors

Hill International receives Riyadh contract extension

Consulting firm has received a one-year extension from the Public Pension Agency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to continue providing project management services for the $7.8 billion King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Arabtech wins $490m Dubai high-rise tower contract

Mixed-use high-rise development in the city's central business district will house 22,000 sqm of office space and a 350-room hotel, as well as over 250 apartments

Parramatta square tower design finalists revealed

Four designs make shortlist for Australian commercial towers which will add up to 140,000 square metres of office space to the Parramatta CBD

US hotel construction on the rise

A surge in business travel in recent years has bred success for the leading chains, who receive financial backing from banks which see them as a safe investment

Reconstructing the Motor City

Since filing for bankruptcy in July 2013, Detroit has in fact enjoyed more construction activity than for several years, says Jay Fremont

Arabtec lands $150m UAE hotel final phase

The Palm Jumeirah project comprises two mixed use towers, including a dedicated 216-room hotel and 116 residential apartments

Masterton takes on major Northampton redevelopment

Office development covers an area of 20,000 sqm, with work including demolition of residential and commercial buildings in a challenging town centre location

Apple's $5bn 'spaceship' California HQ approved

Cupertino council votes unanimously in favour of the 260,000 sq m construction, despite concerns over the creation of traffic issues, after Apple promised 34 percent of employees would commute via public transport

The world's tallest buildings

Infographic compares some of the towering achievements in construction around the globe, with cost, building time and a few fascinating extra facts and stats

Samsung breaks ground at Silicon Valley Research centre

Samsung Research America will occupy the new 8.5 acre campus from December 1014, which is intended to allow the South Korean tech giant to keep innovation pace with rivals

Global partners chosen for Manchester's Airport City

Joint venture between Manchester Airports Group, Beijing Construction Engineering Group, Carillion PLC and Greater Manchester Pension Fund will develop £800million project

England looks to brighter commercial construction future

Recovering economy will revive stagnant sectors, and investors will have the confidence to provide funding in the coming years

Boston's commercial construction market

Amy Morin examines the state of play in Boston's commercial construction sector, and finds reasons to be positive

Carlyle Group's 1.4m sq ft London regeneration approved

South Bank Residential, office and retail development to deliver 490 new homes and 3,700 jobs in a new riverside urban quarter, with completion set for mid-2020 to early 2023

Texas commercial building remains solid amid challenges

The outlook is positive, with the market performing well above the national average in several areas, but shortage of skills and safety issues are holding back stronger growth

Level 10 expands California operations

Construction firm, currently overseeing 181 Fremont Street high-rise tower, opens new offices in San Francisco and San Diego

Five states where commercial construction is stalling

Tina Samuels identifies the five US states most troubled by a stalling of new developments the commercial sector, as businesses favour budget-friendly retrofitting and renovation

Crystal Palace rebuild plans advance

A Chinese investment company, headed by billionaire Ni Zhaoxing, has unveiled plans to restore Victorian landmark Crystal Palace at its original site in south London.

Hochtief subsidiary signs $72.8m Dubai contract

Habtoor Leighton Group will construct the next phase of the Jafza One-Jafza Convention Centre complex in Jebel Ali, Dubai, including tower fit-out and external road works

Balfour Beatty backs BIM for £87m London contract

Infrastructure group will utilise 4D Building Information Modelling software in its commercial redevelopment, which will provide 260,000 square feet of new commercial and retail space between Regent Street and Haymarket

South Korea builds invisible tower

Architect GDS will use a wall of LED screens and projection technology to create the illusion of a see-through building

Green building Vietnam

A shift to sustainable materials in the thriving Vietnamese construction industry creates an excellent business opportunity for those able to provide them


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