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Seddon picked for Edgbaston care home

Source: Construction Index

Contractor Seddon starts construction work this month on a new £4.2m care home in Edgbaston, Birmingham, for Gracewell Healthcare. The 70-bed home will be built at the site of the Birmingham Central Synagogue in Pershore Road. The former synagogue building will be demolished and the four-storey care facility built in its place. The Central Synagogue itself is relocating to renovated premises next-door with funds released from the sale of the old site to Gracewell Healthcare. Architects Pozzoni have taken Gracewell’s initial design to finalise the scheme. Completion is scheduled for October 2014.

Company: 20897914

Churchill Retirement Living plots £500m site expansion drive

Source: Architects Journal

Older people's housing specialist Churchill Retirement Living has launched a three-year £500million land acquisition and development programme. According to Architect Journal's sister title Construction News, Churchill has bought 18 sites over the year, completed nine developments and secured planning permission for 13 more, with another 16 applications currently awaiting a decision. The company increased its staff numbers from 255 to 306, opened a new office in St Albans and extended its Ringwood head office.

Company: 20481761

Balfour lands £30m Tower Hill hotel job

Source: Construction Enquirer

Balfour Beatty has bagged a £30m contract to build a new hotel for the citizenM group next to Tower Hill station in the City of London. The nine storey hotel will comprise of 370 luxurious modular bedrooms over eight floors, a ground floor cafe, bar, living room spaces and a SocietyM business club on the eighth and ninth levels. Gregory Demolition is currently preparing the site to allow main construction work to start. The main works of the hotel are programmed for completion in autumn 2014.

Company: 184622

Kier gets £70m London Fire Brigade green light

Source: Construction News

A Kier consortium has reached financial close on a £70m deal to build new London fire stations.The fire stations will be built and maintained by Kier and handed over between autumn 2014 and February 2016.

Company: 576440

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