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New projects and contracts


Manchester City Council has awarded Laing the contract to build the stadium to host the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Union Railways (North) has shortlisted five contractors to modify track feeding into London's St Pancras Station in preparation for construction of Section 2 of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. They are: Amec Spie Rail Systems, Amey Railways/ CSEE Transport/D&G (UK), Balfour Beatty Rail Projects, Carillion Rail and Jarvis Facilities/ Alfred McAlpine/Adtranz. Union Railways has also awarded Amec Civil Engineering a £1M contract to build under-track crossings in Barking in advance of work on the second phaseof the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

North of Scotland Water Authority and a consortium of Morrison, Bechtel and North West Water have signed the concession for the £100M privately financed Tay wastewater scheme.

The Highways Agency has appointed Hyder as design agent for the £70M project to widen the M2 in Kent between Bean and Cobham, alongside the route of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

Skidmore Owings & Merrill is leading a team of consultants appointed to redevelop Liverpool city centre by urban regeneration agency Liverpool Vision. Other members of the team are environmental planner Gillespies, transport consultant MVA, cost consultant EC Harris and property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle.

Carillion and Group 4 have successfully refinanced privately funded Fazakerley Prison after negotiating cheaper funding terms with lender ABN Amro.

Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust has won full business case approval for construction of a privately financed £60M, 270 bed hospital for Neath and Port Talbot at Baglan Moors in South Wales. Kier Project Investment, Kier subsidiary Caxton Facilities Management, Tilbury Douglas and SSL are in the consortium chosen as preferred bidder.

Costain China Harbour joint venture has won the £58M contract to build the depot for Kowloon-Canton Rail Corporation's West Rail project in Hong Kong.

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