Battersea Power Station appoints Mace as Phase 2 Construction Manager

Battersea Power Station (BPS) are replacing Skanska with Mace as their Phase 2 construction manager.

BPS and Skanska UK say they have have mutually agreed to end their association on Phase 2 of the development, the Power Station, in autumn 2017.

BPS has agreed to appoint Mace as Construction Manager for the completion of the work to the Grade II* listed London landmark.

To date, Skanska UK has managed the extensive first stage of works which includes, site preparation, enabling works, aspects of the chimney deconstruction and reconstruction, piling, substructure works and retaining structures together with other critical infrastructure and enabling works to the main boiler house and the associated ground works for the main energy centre.

BPS say that an alternative construction management procurement route would better suit the next and continuing phase of the works, and have decided to appoint Mace as Construction Manager. Mace already has detailed knowledge of the project following their initial appointment on the Power Station in 2013 to complete the early preparatory works.

As the cornerstone of the entire Battersea Power Station regeneration project, the Power Station will include 250 new retail, food and beverage units as well as a c.2,000 capacity events venue, a chimney lift experience, a six-acre park and riverside walk enabling the Power Station to be opened to the public.

The Power Station building will also provide c.500,000 sq ft of new office space, will be home to Apple’s new London Campus, 254 new homes and a new garden square. The £9bn redevelopment of the 42-acre site includes a new tube station, new riverbus service, over 3 million sq ft of commercial space, including 1.25 million sq ft of office space and over 4000 homes.

Simon Jenner, Chief Operating Officer of Battersea Power Station Development Company, commented: “Mace joins the project with an outstanding track record of successful delivery of major construction projects in London, throughout the UK and internationally. Mace has presented a first-class team and I look forward to working with them as we continue to deliver this incredible project.

“This contract, combined with the recently awarded Construction Management contract for Phase 3 of the scheme, will deliver one of Europe’s largest urban regeneration schemes in recent history and is itself the largest single private building contract awarded in the UK.”

Gareth Lewis, Chief Operating Officer for Construction at Mace, said: “The transformation of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s iconic listed building will be one of the most high profile and complex projects in Mace’s history; a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the regeneration of such a key part of London’s heritage. We are looking forward to working closely with the BPS integrated team to deliver a world-class regeneration scheme.”

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