Carillion preferred for Battersea Power Station contract
By Sarah Ann McCay23 May 2013
UK-based Carillion has been named as the preferred bidder to deliver the £400 million (€467 million) first phase of redevelopment at London’s Battersea Power Station.
The mixed-use development project will include 866 apartments, including 11 penthouses, together with retail facilities, theatre space and business studios, in two blocks built on a podium with two levels of basement parking.
The main block will vary in height from 8 storeys at its southern end, rising to 18 storeys and then reducing to 12 storeys at its northern end. The second block will be 8 storeys high.
Rob Tincknell, chief executive of Battersea Power Station Development Company, called the development, “One of the largest construction contracts to be awarded in recent history.”
"The first phase of any redevelopment is an important statement of the qualities that will govern the entire project and for that reason we took a lot of time selecting the contractor. After a great deal of consideration, we believe Carillion is best placed to deliver the ambition, precision and rigour that people rightly expect from a scheme which will flank a building as famous and distinguished as Battersea Power Station,” he added.
This project forms part of the overall strategy to create a high-density, mixed-use development around the restored former Grade II Power Station. Over the course of the redevelopment it will generate 15,000 new jobs and 3,500 new homes.
Main construction works for Phase 1 will start in the summer of 2013 and are scheduled for completion in 2016.
The £400 million (€467 million) contract takes the total value of new orders and probable orders for Carillion in 2013 to £2.6 billion (€3 billion).