Mace gets power station job

powerstation arialBattersea Power Station Development Company has appointed Mace as construction manager for the Battersea Power Station Preliminary Works.

Mace will manage the £100m works package which comprises brick repairs to the elevations, the repairs to the four wash towers, and the dismantling and reconstructing of the chimneys.

Listed Building Consent was granted in August 2011 for the works, which will see all four of Battersea Power Station’s chimneys rebuilt in concrete, in accordance with the original architectural plans. The Preliminary Works will start in October 2013. The dismantling of the first chimney is expected to begin in February 2014.

Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “The restoration of the Power Station is at the heart of this entire redevelopment and we are delighted that this vital work is now getting underway. The appointment of Mace, which has an excellent track record in historic and specialised buildings, will ensure that Gilbert Scott’s masterpiece is in safe hands and that all the contractors working on its restoration are pulling together so that we can finally refurbish it and open it up to the public.”

Mace joins a team already including Buro Happold, Purcell, Turner & Townsend, and Gardiner & Theobald.

The shell and core works of Power Station, currently being designed by Wilkinson Eyre, will be tendered during 2014 with a planned start on site of March 2015.

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