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Bouygues Uk selected as the preferred contractor for Phase 3 of the Battersea Power Station project

On behalf of the Battersea Power Station shareholders, Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC) – the site development manager – is pleased to confirm the selection of Bouygues UK, part of one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups, as the preferred contractor for the design and build contract for Phase 3 of the Battersea Power Station project.

Gehry Partners' Prospect Place and Prospect Park

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September 16, 2015

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On behalf of the Battersea Power Station shareholders, Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC) – the site development manager – is pleased to confirm the selection of Bouygues UK, part of one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups, as the preferred contractor for the design and build contract for Phase 3 of the Battersea Power Station project.

The final construction contract will have a value in excess of £1bn, making it one of the largest private building contracts ever to be awarded. Works are due to start on site in early 2016, alongside the on-going construction of Circus West (Phase 1) and the regeneration of the Power Station itself (Phase 2). Together, Phase 1, 2 and 3 will be the largest single development project in central London since Canary Wharf.

Phase 3 is a key part of the regeneration of the Battersea project, and features a new pedestrianised high street for London, known as The Electric Boulevard. The boulevard will be the main gateway to the entire Battersea development, connecting the Northern Line Extension station to the south of the site with the Power Station itself.

Phase 3 will comprise new 1,305 homes in a range of sizes and styles on either side of the250m long split-level boulevard that will offer 350,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to retail and food & beverage outlets and will lead people through to the stunning Malaysia Square set to the immediate south of the Power Station.

To the west of the high street lies Foster + Partners’ long sinuous ‘Battersea Roof Gardens’ building that will include new homes, a hotel and one of the largest roof gardens in the capital. To the east is Gehry Partners’, ‘Prospect Place,’ a collection of five buildings each with striking sculptural façades inspired by London’s famous John Nash Regency terraces and, beyond those, Prospect Park that houses a new community centre and children’s playground.

Rob Tincknell, CEO at BPSDC, said: “The appointment of Bouygues UK as preferred contractor to build Phase 3 – the gateway to the Power Station – is a major milestone and increases the total area under construction on site to approximately 5m sq.ft.

“Bouygues UK demonstrated an impressive approach to the project and had a clear ability to address the challenges of the current London market, resulting in the best cost and programme outcomes. We welcome them to the delivery team that will build these new landmarks for London.”

CEO and Chairman of Bouygues UK, Madani Sow, commented: “We are honoured, and excited, to have been chosen to deliver Phase 3 of the Battersea Power Station project – one of the most iconic construction projects in Europe at this time. We have extensive experience in the delivery of such schemes, both in the UK and within the wider Bouygues Construction Group and this contract adds to our portfolio of work on regeneration schemes. We look forward to working with our colleagues at Battersea Power Station Development Company and using our expertise to help them deliver this ambitious London redevelopment.”

Work is expected to start on the northern half of the Phase 3 site in Q1 2016 and conclude in 2019, with works on the southern half commencing in 2018 and concluding in 2020, in parallel with the opening of the Northern Line Extension.

The Bouygues Group is well-known for its work on large residential and mixed use developments. Such examples include Eikenøtt in Switzerland, The Sail @ Marina Bay in Singapore and the Brickell City Centre in Miami.

Bouygues UK is well known for its work on redevelopment, regeneration and housing schemes across the country and specifically within the capital – from the £600m Hallsville Quarter development, part of the £3.7bn regeneration project in Canning Town, to the Manhattan Loft Gardens scheme.

The team from Bouygues UK will work alongside the Phase 3 principal consultants who have already been appointed:

Foster + Partners – Architect ‘Battersea Roof Gardens’
Gehry Partners – Architect ‘Prospect Place’
Adamson Associates – Executive Architect ‘Prospect Place’ and Basement Architect
GVA Second London Wall – Project Manager and Employer’s Agent
AECOM – Cost Consultant
Chapman BDSP – MEP Engineer
Buro Happold – Structural and Civil Engineer
LDA Design – Landscape Architect

ENDS


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