Postmark London

An artist’s impression of the Postmark, London

Construction of the first phase of a new London, UK, project worth more than £100 million (€112.5 million) has been awarded to Bouygues UK, a British subsidiary of Bouygues Construction.

The company has been appointed by Taylor Wimpey Central London to construct the first phase of Postmark, located in London’s historic district of Farringdon, and consisting of two building complexes.

Postmark is on the site of the former Mount Pleasant Post Office building, and the first phase is known as West Central 1.

Philip Jenkins, managing director of Taylor Wimpey Central London, said, “With its central, high profile location and scale, Postmark is a flagship scheme that we are immensely proud of.

“For the first phase, we have chosen a trusted partner with whom we have already completed a number of successful Central London projects. We look forward to working with Bouygues UK again, bringing forward the first chapter of this landmark project together.”

Fabienne Viala, chair of Bouygues UK and UK country manager for Bouygues Construction, said, “In the past, Taylor Wimpey and Bouygues UK have collectively demonstrated the quality of our expertise, our partnership approach and our combined capacity for innovation on such residential schemes as North Wharf Gardens and Greenwich Millennium Village.”

West Central 1 is the first of a four-phase masterplan which will ultimately deliver 681 homes. It consists of 214 homes, ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments, in a building ranging in height from six to 15 storeys.

The scheme has been designed to reach a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Residents will have shared spaces including a concierge service, a rooftop terrace, a cinema and a gym. The exterior development will combine resident and public spaces, including a courtyard, a shaded terrace, as well as shops and open landscaped spaces.

Work has now started on site, with first completions expected in 2020, and final completion in 2021.

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