Balfour Beatty to Construct $382M Manchester Engineering Campus Development

Balfour Beatty has been formally awarded the $382-million contract by The University of Manchester to construct the Manchester Engineering Campus Development located in England. The four-year project forms an essential part of the University of Manchester’s 10-year campus master plan to create an estate benefiting staff, students and visitors. This will support the university’s strategic goals of creating world-class research, providing an outstanding learning environment, student experience and social responsibility. MECD will provide a state-of-the-art facility, housing the university’s engineering schools, innovative teaching spaces and research institutes such as the Dalton Nuclear Institute and the BP- International Centre for Advanced … Read more

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BIG Celebrates Opening of ‘Hidden Museum’ on Danish West Coast

Varde Museums, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and Tinker Imagineers celebrate the opening of TIRPITZ – a sanctuary in the sand that acts as a gentle counterbalance to the dramatic war history of the site in Blåvand on the west coast of Denmark. The new TIRPITZ transforms and expands a historic German WWII bunker into a groundbreaking cultural complex comprising four exhibitions within a single structure, seamlessly embedded into the protected shorelands of Blåvand in western Denmark. The construction of the approximately 30,100-square-foot “invisible museum,” expected to attract around 100,000 visitors annually, commenced in 2014. “The new TIRPITZ is planned, built and … Read more

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Arabian Peninsula Oman Botanic Garden Construction Planning Underway

Arup, Grimshaw and Haley Sharpe Design have delivered the engineering, landscaping, architecture and interpretive designs for the largest botanical garden in the Arabian Peninsula. With guidance from His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the garden will celebrate and conserve the country’s botanic diversity, to be enjoyed by the people of Oman for generations to come. Two biomes mimic the natural temperature and humidity of the unique external environments will house a significant array of native fauna and flora, many of which are endangered. The site chosen for the project is one of only a few locations in the … Read more

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Skanska Begins Second Phase of Renovation, Expansion of Kymenlaakso Central Hospital in Finland

Skanska has begun the second phase of renovations and expansion of the Kymenlaakso Central Hospital located in Finland. The project is owned by Carea-Sairaalat Oy. Carea-Sairaalat Oy, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kymenlaakso Medical and Social Services Joint Undertaking. The expansion comprises a total of five floors, one of which is entirely—and the other partly—underground. The project will take place in a functioning hospital. Skanska’s work will begin in November-December 2017 and the contract will be completed in August-September 2019. Once complete, the hospital will have a new maternity unit, maternity clinic, operations unit, emergency room, intensive care unit, four … Read more

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