It’s being reported that Sir Robert McAlpine is the front-runner to take over from Bouygues for the £1bn third phase of Battersea Power Station’s redevelopment.
McAlpine has trumped rivals Mace and Carillion to the high-profile, high-value gig to build 1,300 resi units in buildings designed by Foster + Partners and Frank Gehry, says Construction News.
The incumbent contractor, Bouygues, issued a joint statement with the Battersea Power Station Development Company back in March, indicating that it would be stepping away from the project. The original plan was for works to start on this phase last year, with completion then slated for 2019.
BPS’s Phase Three includes around 350,000 square feet of retail space alongside the new homes, focused around a new high street, called Electric Boulevard.
The developer opened up about “site-specific challenges” to the landmark project earlier this year, when applying for a shift in s106 provisions; read all bout it on PrimeResi here.