As widely anticipated, Battersea Power Station Development Company has picked Sir Robert McAlpine as the new construction manager to complete Phase 3 of the redevelopment project, replacing Bouygues.
An “intensive handover process is already underway” according to a statement from BPSDC, which insists that “the change in contracting partner has not affected the existing progress on site as the trade contractors are already directly appointed by the developer and their ongoing management has continued during this transitional period”.
Battersea Power Station’s third phase involves over 1,300 new homes, a hotel, shops and restaurants and a new London Underground station – all in some landmark architecture by Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners. There will be a new pedestrianised high street, Electric Boulevard, which will run from the new Underground station up to the Power Station.
It’s been estimated that the total Phase 3 build will run to around £1bn.
Simon Jenner, COO of Battersea Power Station Development Company: “On behalf of the shareholders, we are pleased to welcome Sir Robert McAlpine to the project. Sir Robert McAlpine have demonstrated a comprehensive and robust understanding of our objectives; they have identified a strong, proven team with highly relevant experience and have shown a true desire and enthusiasm to work on this exciting and demanding project.
This is another step towards the successful completion of this phase and we look forward to working with their team in due course. ”
Sir Robert McAlpine’s Managing Director for London, Paul Heather: “We are delighted to be involved at the Battersea scheme and look forward to working successfully with the developer and consultant team on the completion of Battersea Power Station phase 3a.”