Over the next two years, Skanska will fit out 866 new homes as part of Phase 1 of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment in London that lies to the west of the iconic building.
Integrated support services company, Carillion, which is responsible for the overall Phase 1 project, has awarded Skanska a two-year agreement to deliver the mechanical and electrical shell, core and fit-out works.
The contract is worth £88.6 million to Skanska and will provide employment for approximately 250 people across its duration.
The prime residential apartments will be contained within two buildings and include a large communal basement and podium areas.
Martin Neeson, Managing Director, said: “This contract is great news, not just for Skanska, but also for our client and eventually for those people who will be living in the newly-built homes. Residential schemes are a strategic priority for our engineering business and this development offers an opportunity to build on our successful work at One Tower Bridge.”
The iconic site has been a feature of the London skyline since the 1950s. It appears on the cover of Pink Floyd’s album Animals, as well as in numerous films and TV shows. The 83-hectare (200-acre) Battersea Park is also close to the site.
Work on the mechanical and electrical elements is set to commence in September 2014 and scheduled to conclude in October 2016.