Posts tagged Skanska
A Winning Partnership..

Skanska has won the £600m Battersea Power Station contract to redevelop the iconic grade II* listed power station into a major mixed-use scheme. Battersea Project Holding Company Limited chairman Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin said banks had agreed to provide loans worth £1.35bn for the phase 2 and 3 of the project. 

Work has already begun on dismantling the first of the 100m-tall chimneys, which will be rebuilt using the same concrete and reinforced steel materials but to modern specifications.

The win is the latest in a string of recent prestigious London contract wins for Skanska, with the firm picking up the £95m job to build Helical Bar’s One Mitre Square office scheme, as well as the £103m 1 & 2 Ludgate and the £177m One New Street office schemes, both for Land Securities. Last year the contractor also bagged the £500m Scalpel tower in the City of London, for US insurance firm W.R Berkley.

Google to re-tender Kind's Cross HQ Contract..

Google is planning to re-tender its King’s Cross HQ contract due to radical design changes.

The move will be a blow for BAM Construct who were named preferred bidder on the £300m contract last March after beating-off competition from Skanska and Carillion. The value of the contract could more than double as architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris rework the scheme. Construction information specialist Glenigan said: “BAM are no longer involved on this project.

“It is expected that the redesign will be significantly bigger. It is expected that this may lead to more than one main contractor being appointed when re-tendered.”