January’s top stories: Tutor Perini build Westin hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Balfour Beatty develop Marquee Park District

31 January 2016 (Last Updated January 31st, 2016 18:30)

Construction company Tutor Perini was chosen to build the dual-branded Tribute Portfolio and Element by Westin Hotel in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida, joint venture partners Trammell Crow and Met Life selected Balfour Beatty Construction for the Marquee Park District Project at Dallas in Texas, while US-based commercial real estate developer The Robert Green Company and Fifth Avenue Landing jointly submitted a proposal to the Port of San Diego for construction of 5th Avenue Landing as a convention centre hotel development in California.

January’s top stories: Tutor Perini build Westin hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Balfour Beatty develop Marquee Park District
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Tutor Perini chosen to build Westin hotel in Fort Lauderdale

Westin Hotel

Construction company Tutor Perini was chosen to build the dual-branded Tribute Portfolio and Element by Westin Hotel in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US, under a contract signed with Wurzak Hotel Group and realtor DoveHill.

The hotel comprises a 209-room Tribute Portfolio Hotel and a 114-room Element by Westin Hotel.

Tutor will build the 24-storey, 323-room hotel, which will house both the brands, and feature a rooftop lounge and restaurant, a pool and gymnasium facility, parking, ground-level retail spaces, a ballroom and several meeting rooms.

The hotel will include a sky lobby on the seventh floor with a bar, a gym, and an indoor and outdoor pool deck.

Construction is expected to begin later this year and be completed by next year.

Balfour Beatty selected to develop Marquee Park District mixed-use project in Dallas, US

Marquee Park District

Joint venture partners Trammell Crow and Met Life selected Balfour Beatty Construction for the Marquee Park District Project at Dallas in Texas, US.

The developer is expected to provide preconstruction and construction services for the project, which is expected to connect the Arts District, downtown and Uptown Dallas, besides offering scope to tenants, residents and public to experience Klyde Warren Park and the city.

The 916,000ft² mixed-use project was designed by HKS Architects and will be developed on a three-acre parcel between Pearl Street, Olive Street and Klyde Warren Park.

Bouygues wins €100m condominium project in Mumbai, India

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Bouygues Bâtiment International and VSL, both subsidiaries for Bouygues Construction, won a contract for developing two condominiums in Mumbai, India, for property developer Oberoi Realty.

The project has an estimated worth of €100m and requires the two units of the UK developer to build the two upmarket complexes, Eternia and Enigma, in a joint venture.

Designs for the complexes have been planned to rise beside the Sanjay Gandhi national park and were created by Singapore-based architects HB Design.

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai revealed plans for new floating resort

Dubai's Burj Al Arab Jumeirah luxurious hotel unveiled plans for developing its new beachside resort, to be called the 'North Deck' that will extend 100m out into the Arabian Gulf.

The 10,000m² private luxury deck has been developed by the marine construction group Admares in Finland and is currently being shipped to Dubai.

The floating outdoor space has been developed with the use of advanced marine technology, design and manufacturing expertise and is in compliance with environmental standards.

OMA unveiled renovation design for KaDeWe department store in Berlin, Germany

Oma

The Netherlands-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) unveiled plans for the renovation of Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), a Thai-owned department store in Berlin.

The store has more than 60,000m² of selling space and acts as an incubator for sophisticated crafts, social exchange and challenging experimentation in services.

Renovation of the store has been planned to redefine its existing model for retailing, and relationship with its patrons and its physical and urban settings.

Designs proposed by OMA intend to develop it as four separate quadrants, instead of treating the existing building as a singular mass.

Developer submitted proposal for 5th Avenue Landing project in San Diego, US

US-based commercial real estate developer The Robert Green Company and Fifth Avenue Landing jointly submitted a proposal to the Port of San Diego for construction of 5th Avenue Landing as a convention centre hotel development in California.

The convention centre is to be developed on six acres of land, where the ground lease has been held by Fifth Avenue Landing for more than 30 years.

To be built along the San Diego Bayfront, the project has been planned to include an 831-room convention centre hotel and a 565-bed shared lodging hotel.

Glasgow City Council selected VHE for design and build of Sighthill regeneration project

VHE Construction won a design and build contract for the Sighthill Transformation Regeneration Area in Glasgow, Scotland.

The contract is valued at £11m and is the first awarded by Glasgow City Council for the regeneration and redevelopment of the Sighthill area.

It covers an area of 50ha and will involve remediation of historical contamination both ex-situ and in-situ in particular Galligu.

Bruntwood and Select secured planning approval for first phase of £750m mixed-use project in Manchester

Joint venture partners Bruntwood and Select Property Group secured planning approval for first phase of the £750m Oxford Road mixed-use development in Manchester, UK, which indicates that construction works for the project is soon to start.

The developers will now be initiating a £55m Phase 1A of Circle Square project, which is to be built on a former BBC site in Manchester city centre.

The entire £750m project has been planned to offer 2.3 million ft² of area. To be developed in five phases, it will feature spaces for office and retail along with serviced apartments and private residential accommodation. It will also include communal spaces, which will be open to public following construction.