Skanska wins construction contract in the City of Westminster

Press release 31/07/2013 06:45 CET

Located in the Mayfair area of London, close to Berkeley Square, 34-36 Bruton Street has been won under a single stage lump sum competitive tender. It is an £8 million design and build contract for a mixed-use development, consisting of retail, office and residential apartments

34 - 36 Bruton Street

Work is due to start for client, Berkeley Square Holdings Ltd, in August 2013 and is due to complete in December 2014. It involves:

  • The demolition of existing buildings on the site – with the exception of the façades to 34 Bruton Street, 36 Bruton Street and 13 Bruton Place, which will be retained.
  • Construction of a new steel framed four storey office and two storey apartment building.
  • The installation of cladding in stock brick and Portland Stone using hand set techniques.
  • Raising the retained façade of 34 Bruton Street by nearly 500mm to align the floor levels.
  • The internal areas of the apartments and office floor will be fitted out to a category A standard.
  • The internal retail areas will be finished to a shell and core standard.

Where possible, Skanska will use its expertise and knowledge to incorporate sustainable solutions into the construction process, like:

  • The efficient use of water and energy.
  • A target of zero waste to landfill.
  • The use of materials throughout the construction phase that have a zero impact on the environment.
  • Mitigating the impact of its operations on ecosystems.
  • Minimising the impact of its operations on water and land contamination.

Representing the client, Richard May of Lancer Property Asset Management, said: “It was evident from the tender interviews that Skanska is a very professional contractor and the team put forward for this challenging project has the expertise to deliver high quality within a tight programme.”

Paul Heather, Managing Director for Skanska’s Building – London and South East Operating Unit commented: “Winning this contract is further proof of our ability to adapt to any size project, whether it is the tallest building in the City of London, a mixed-use development or an innovative solution that creates more space for our client.

“We are looking forward to working with the client to deliver a building they can be proud of now and in the future.”