May 16, 2020

Skanska wins £88.6m Phase One Battersea Power Station Works

Residential construction
Skanska
Battersea Power Station
Residential construction
Admin
2 min
Battersea Power Station in its current state, from the River Thames
Integrated support services company Carillion, which is responsible for the overall Phase 1 project, has awarded Skanska a £88.6m two-year contrac...

Integrated support services company Carillion, which is responsible for the overall Phase 1 project, has awarded Skanska a £88.6m two-year contract to deliver the mechanical and electrical shell, core and fit-out works of 866 new homes as part of Phase 1 of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment in London that lies to the west of the iconic building.

The prime residential apartments will be contained within two buildings and include a large communal basement and podium areas.

Throughout the next two years the contract will provide employment for approximately 250 people.

Martin Neeson, Managing Director of Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil, said: “This contract is great news, not just for Skanska, but also for our client and eventually for those people who will be living in the newly-built homes. Residential schemes are a strategic priority for our engineering business and this development offers an opportunity to build on our successful work at One Tower Bridge.”

The Battersea site has been a feature of the London skyline since the 1950s and has become something of an icon through its appearance on the cover of Pink Floyd’s album Animals, as well as in numerous films and TV shows. The 83-hectare (200-acre) Battersea Park is also close to the site.

Work on the mechanical and electrical elements is set to commence in September 2014 and scheduled to conclude in October 2016.

 

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May 13, 2021

Winvic tops out first hotel project in Milton Keynes

Hotels
UK
Winvic
Dominic Ellis
2 min
Winvic Construction has topped out its first hotel project, Hotel La Tour, in Milton Keynes

Winvic Construction has topped out its first hotel project, Hotel La Tour, at 50 metres in Milton Keynes.

A roof covering programme is now underway which will be followed by floor and ceiling curtain walling, and extensive glazing on the 13th floor, which will contain a sky bar, restaurant and public exhibition space.

Work on envelope and cladding will continue with the 30m high, LED-lit satin finish stainless steel circle on the eastern façade completing the external design. The ‘sun’ design will be visible up the city’s Midsomer Boulevard, which was created to align with the sun on the longest day of the year.

Winvic is currently fitting-out the 261 bedrooms, which has included the sailing and positioning of off-site fabricated bathroom pods. Fit-out of other facilities within the hotel will also continue, such as the 12,000 sq ft flexible conference floor that comprises adaptable meeting spaces and an external terrace that has been designed to be high load bearing. The project is expected to be handed over in July 2022.

Mark Jones, Winvic’s Head of Multi-room, said: “We started on site just two weeks after the first 2020 lockdown was announced and despite the unprecedented challenges, our team have hit milestone after milestone on, or ahead, of schedule. I’d like to say a huge thank you to them. Reaching the highest point of any multi-room project is always worth celebrating, but this is a bit more special as it’s Winvic’s first hotel," he said.

Winvic recently lifted eight railway bridge beams into place over the A5, 2km north of M1 J18. It is one of three bridges that Winvic is constructing for Prologis at DIRFT III in Northamptonshire, as part of a £29 million contract to deliver a new Intermodal Rail Freight Terminal.

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