Lend Lease has acquired the freehold of a 0.53 ha site on Chiswick High Road in London from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, acting for Clerical Medical Investment Group.
Lend Lease’s UK operations retain the “unequivocal support” of the group’s board, despite the firm shrinking operations in the English regions outside of London.
Lend Lease has been given planning permission to build 195 new homes as part of the second phase of its £150m Hungate development in York.
Lend Lease’s former EMEA managing director Tony Brown has quit the firm, to take up a new role with M&G Real Estate.
More than 250 SMEs are bidding to four major contractors to secure work on the construction of a £250m new prison in north Wales.
Morgan Sindall has appointed former Lend Lease boss Pat Boyle as a new managing director in its construction, infrastructure and design business.
NG Bailey will carry out all M&E works at the Ministry of Defence’s Beacon Barracks redevelopment in a £25m deal.
Five contractors have been selected for a new Ministry of Defence framework to design and build up to £400m-worth of construction projects across the UK defence estate after a two-year procurement process.
The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has shortlisted eight contractors for its £250m Scotland Capital Work Framework.
Lend Lease and London & Continental Railways have been granted planning permission for the first 330 private homes on the Olympic Park.
Lend Lease has had a managerial shake-up with chief operating officer Dan Labbad resuming control of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region after only a year out the role.
Lend Lease has been awarded a deal worth around £100m to redevelop the Ministry of Defence’s Beacon Barracks in Stafford.
A fire on a £125m arena site in Glasgow was likely to have been caused by welding or cutting equipment, according to a fire service report.
Lend Lease has submitted detailed plans for 360 new homes as part of its £1.5bn regeneration of Elephant & Castle in central London.
Lend Lease has won a £13m deal at the British headquarters for BMW in Farnborough.
More than 30 contractors and clients have signed up to a new pledge to tackle the problem of poor health among construction workers.
Lend Lease project manager Ric Burgess says the Citylabs development is the most challenging project he has ever faced in terms of scheduling.
A Lend Lease joint venture has applied for planning permission for the second phase of a £150m development in York.
Lend Lease has appointed Neil Martin as its head of construction in Europe.
Lend Lease’s European arm made an £8.7m operating loss after tax on construction work in the year to 30 June 2013.
Land Securities has been recommended to deliver Guildford’s North Street project, despite Lend Lease having previously been put forward for the job.
Lend Lease is to build the only monument that will be constructed in the UK to mark next year’s centenary of the outbreak of World War1.
Contracts have been exchanged to build a 500-bed hotel in the first commercial deal on the 2012 Olympic site.
Bovis Homes is creating a new office in Birmingham to facilitate expansion, its chief executive told Construction News after the housebuilder saw a 40 per cent rise in reservations in the first half of 2013.
Focus on Lend Lease
Lend Lease’s work on Land Securities’ £170m mixed-use development saw contractors working yards from active tube lines and dealing with the tight logistics of one of central London’s busiest areas.
Developers are facing a fight to secure their preferred contractors for new London commercial projects as work booked by firms has almost doubled in two years.
Ambitious plans to regenerate a Elephant & Castle estate include 3,000 highly sustainable homes, an onsite energy centre and the largest new park in the city for 70 years.
London refurbishment contractor ME Construction was founded in 2007 by two ex-employees of Bovis Lend Lease. The firm has grown rapidly since then by being strict on the kinds of projects it works on and the quality of staff it employs.
The new year saw an encouraging start, with contract awards returning to more acceptable levels after a grim December.