Skillcrown secures a new UK development contract with Affinity Sutton
As 2016 draws to a close, Skillcrown, property developers in Bromley, South East London, UK is delighted to secure a contract with long-standing client, Affinity Sutton. The new project will see Skillcrown create 30, one, two and three bedroom apartments, with 26 for shared ownership and four apartments for affordable rent.
The development will commence in January 2017 with completion earmarked for August 2018. The scheme is located in a prime location in Norbiton, just one mile from the popular city centre of Kingston on Thames. The scheme, which incorporates a new retail commercial unit on the ground floor, will house 30 new apartments on the upper floors over seven storeys, finished to a high specification.
“We are very pleased to continue growing our relationship with Affinity Sutton,” said Kevin Clark, Land & Business Director at Skillcrown. “Negotiations began at the end of the summer and took longer than anticipated with the Affinity Sutton and Circle Housing merger happening simultaneously.
However, we are happy the contract has been signed so work can begin in the New Year and we look forward to continuing working with the newly formed Clarion Housing Group.”
“We have been impressed with the scheme’s delivered by Skillcrown over the 10 years we have been working with them,” said Ian Hagger, Regional Development Director at Affinity Sutton.
“We are confident the Kingston project will meet the standards we are used to seeing from their team.”
Alongside this project Skillcrown are busy working on another development for Affinity Sutton, providing 37 apartments in New Cross as well as having recently completed on a larger build of 58 apartments in Tanners Hill, Deptford.
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Skanska secures $84m Portland Airport upgrade contract
Skanska's share of the contract amendment is worth US$84M, which will be included in the US order bookings for the second quarter.
The amendment includes work on the Terminal Core Expansion project, comprising structural, mechanical and electrical work and enclosure. Construction is underway and scheduled for completion by 2025.
With annual travelers expected to climb to 33 million by 2045, the Terminal Core Redevelopment project is a vital expansion that ensures PDX will be able to serve the community well into the future.
Hoffman will install a new 9-acre large-span roofing system over the entire terminal core complex, build a 150-foot multi-floor addition between Concourses C and D, and add new pre- and post-security concessions.
The renovated passenger entry terminal will double the size of the current ticketing and lobby area when it opens in 2025. It is also replacing 16 old passenger boarding bridges plus equipment throughout the PDX concourses. Gate count is critical for PDX operation, so the team must coordinate with each airline to replace one bridge at a time. In addition, Hoffman is rebuilding and enlarging Concourse B. The project is targeting LEED Gold.
Skanska USA recorded sales of SEK66 billion in 2020 and has about 7,600 employees in its operations.
In other recent developments:
- Skanska has sold an elderly care home in Sollentuna outside Stockholm, for about SEK280M, to Altura and lease agreements have previously been signed with Nytida and Vardaga.
- The group has also divested a residential project consisting of rental apartments, senior apartments and a home for people with special needs in Malmö, to Bantorget Hyresbostäder for SEK300M.
- Skanska has joined the climate initiative Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) that gathers countries and leading companies committed to action to achieve the Paris Agreement.
- Skanska has, through Cementation Skanska, signed a contract with the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture for major piling works for the London Tunnels section on the HS2 high speed railway.