May’s top news stories

5 June 2018 (Last Updated June 6th, 2018 06:32)

Balfour Beatty JV wins £370m contract in Hong Kong, Walsh and Stantec selected for $135m Consolidated Headquarters Complex, DTE and Roxbury sign agreement to develop a mixed-use project in the US. Designbuild-network.com wraps up the key headlines from May 2018.

Balfour Beatty JV secures £370m residential contract in Hong Kong

UK-based Balfour Beatty’s joint venture (JV) Gammon Construction (Gammon) secured an HK$4bn (£370m) residential contract from Hong Kong financial real estate firm Wheelock and Company.

Under the deal, Gammon will be responsible for developing a large-scale residential infrastructure called ‘Lohas Park Package 9’.

Located at Tseung Kwan O bay in the Sai Kung District, New Territories, Hong Kong, Lohas Park Package 9 will feature three residential towers on a five-level podium. The towers are between 54 and 56 storeys high.


Walsh and Stantec to deliver $135m Consolidated Headquarters Complex

The design-build team comprising Walsh Construction Company II and Stantec is set to deliver the new $135m Consolidated Headquarters Complex (CHQC) for the California Military Department (CMD) in the US.

The new 285,000ft² CHQC will be responsible for command and management of the CMD.

Occupying a 31-acre site next to Mather Airport, the multi-building campus will host a headquarters, warehouse, emergency operations centre, utilities building, badging centre, and access control point.


DTE and Roxbury to develop mixed-use project in Ann Arbor, US

DTE Energy signed an agreement with real estate developer The Roxbury Group, to develop the former industrial site of the Michigan Consolidated Gas Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, US, into a mixed-use project and public space.

Spanning across 11 acres, the project will be located at Broadway Street at Huron River and is expected to attract investments worth $75m or more.

The Broadway Park development will feature an 8,000ft² event pavilion, up to 100 residential condominiums, a boutique select hotel and up to 20,000ft² of retail space, as well as an area for a restaurant facing the river.


Foster + Partners unveils designs for DJI’s new HQ in China

UK architectural design and engineering firm Foster + Partners unveiled the designs for the new headquarters of robotics company DJI in Shenzhen, China.

The building is currently under construction and its design challenges the traditional idea of office space to form a creative community in the sky.

The new building will feature twin towers linked by a skybridge that will be used to showcase the latest drone technology.


Construction starts on new UniCité residential project in Canada

The Fondsimmobilier de solidarité FTQ partnered with Cogir Real Estate to construct the new UniCité rental residential project in Canada.

To be constructed on Molson Street in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, Montréal, the new building will accommodate 175 units and 32,292ft² of commercial space on the ground floor, which would be occupied by an IGA supermarket.

The structure will also feature 28 community housing units managed by a housing cooperative with the help of social economy enterprise Bâtir son quartier.


Stantec to transform WMU’s main campus in US

Canadian design firm Stantec won a full-service architecture and engineering contract for a new student housing development in Western Michigan University’s (WMU) campus in Kalamazoo, US.

The target occupancy date of the $45m project is scheduled for August 2020.

The new development is set to be positioned along the Stadium Drive and provide space in a living-learning capacity for students to support a reinvigorated South Neighborhood community.


CBL Properties unveils redevelopment plans for Jefferson Mall

American real estate developer CBL Properties has revealed plans for the first redevelopment phase at Jefferson Mall in Louisville, Kentucky.

According to the redevelopment blueprint, a new-to-market entertainment venue known as Round1 Bowling and Amusement will be constructed at the space formerly occupied by Macy’s.

Construction is currently under progress and scheduled to open this year.


Sisk wins £96m development contract at Manchester’s Circle Square

Construction company John Sisk & Son (Sisk) was chosen by property developer Bruntwood to deliver the first phase of the commercial development at Circle Square, a new city centre neighbourhood in Manchester, UK.

Carrying a £96m development value, the award comes after Sisk was chosen to deliver the £140m Circle Square Affinity residential development for Bruntwood’s joint venture partner Select Property Group in November 2017. This takes the total value of the project to £240m.

Sisk is set to complete all the current contract works on the project that will, at its peak, employ 1,300 people during 2021.