Bouygues secures £1 billion Battersea project

Electric Boulevard with Foster + Partners' 'Battersea Roof Gardens' (L) and Gehry Partners' 'Prospect Place' (R)

Bouygues UK has been named preferred contractor for the design and build contract for Phase 3 of the Battersea Power Station project.

The final construction contract will have a value of more than £1 billion, making it one of the largest private building contracts ever to be awarded. Works are due to start on site in early 2016, alongside the on-going construction of Circus West (Phase 1) and the regeneration of the Power Station itself (Phase 2). Together, Phase 1, 2 and 3 will be the largest single development project in central London since Canary Wharf.

Phase 3 includes a new pedestrianised high street for London, known as The Electric Boulevard. The boulevard will be the main gateway to the entire Battersea development, connecting the Northern Line Extension station to the south of the site with the Power Station itself.

Rob Tincknell, CEO at Battersea Power Station Development Company, said, “The appointment of Bouygues UK as preferred contractor to build Phase 3 – the gateway to the Power Station – is a major milestone and increases the total area under construction on site to approximately 5m sq.ft. Bouygues UK demonstrated an impressive approach to the project and had a clear ability to address the challenges of the current London market, resulting in the best cost and programme outcomes. We welcome them to the delivery team that will build these new landmarks for London.”

Madani Sow, CEO and chairman of Bouygues UK added, “We are honoured, and excited, to have been chosen to deliver Phase 3 of the Battersea Power Station project – one of the most iconic construction projects in Europe at this time. We have extensive experience in the delivery of such schemes, both in the UK and within the wider Bouygues Construction Group and this contract adds to our portfolio of work on regeneration schemes. We look forward to working with our colleagues at Battersea Power Station Development Company and using our expertise to help them deliver this ambitious London redevelopment.”