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A brief round-up of construction project and company news from throughout the UK; provided in partnership with Construction News.

Birmingham to upgrade venues for 2022 Commonwealth Games Birmingham will host the next Commonwealth Games in 2022 with a new arena and major stadium upgrade planned. The city was chosen ahead of Liverpool to host the £750m event. The “vast majority” of the venues needed are said to already be in place. However, a pledge to upgrade existing venues and build new facilities formed a major part of the city’s bid. Central to this will be the expansion of the Alexander Stadium (pictured) from 12,000 to a temporary capacity of 50,000 for the games. The stadium will then be altered to offer a permanent capacity of 25,000 Read the full article on the Construction News website.

Amey outlines £200m EfW plant proposals Amey has submitted plans for a new £200m energy-from-waste plant in Cambridgeshire. The company is proposing to build the EfW at its Waterbeach Waste Management Park just north of Cambridge and has now put forward a planning application to the local council. Once complete, the plant would convert household and commercial waste into electricity and heat, providing enough electricity for 63,000 homes. The construction of the plant is also expected to create around 300 jobs. The EfW would join other existing facilities at Waterbeach Park, including a recycling centre. Read the full article on the Construction News website.

Greenwich council seeks £50m modular housing proposals Greenwich Borough Council has asked offsite specialists to produce proposals on how a £50m modular housing plan could be delivered. The local authority wants an offsite manufacturer to oversee the design, development, delivery and installation of new low-cost housing as part of regeneration plans in Greenwich. A single firm will be awarded the contract to deliver the scheme, which the council said could last for 10 years. Cast consultancy’s founding director Joe Thornton said the length of the scheme could attract a range of companies. He said: “If the council want a lot of units quickly, then it's going to have to go to one of the big guys like Vision or Caledonian or Elements Europe. Read the full article on the Construction News website.

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