Bouygues UK wins £113m Westminster project

Bouygues UK has landed the £113m contract for the first phase of a mixed-use redevelopment by Westminster City Council.

The entire £350m Ebury Bridge Estate regeneration project has 758 new homes, ranging from six to 19 storeys high, with a mix of social-rented, market-rented and private-sale homes. More than 380 of the new homes, located close to Victoria station, will be affordable. The works will also include space for retail facilities and five new public squares. Bouygues will build 230 homes in the first phase of the project.

Bouygues is due to start preparation groundwork later this year and subject to planning approval, will begin building homes in 2021. The contractor is already working in Westminster to deliver 168 new homes on Luton Street under the council’s Church Street regeneration programme.

Westminster City Council cabinet member for finance, property and regeneration Melvyn Caplan said: “The much-needed new homes built as part of the scheme will contribute to our target of 1,850 homes over the next three years. We want the Ebury Bridge renewal scheme to create a new high standard in estate regeneration and we’re looking forward to working with Bouygues UK in making this vision a reality.”

In 2017 the council was forced to change its approach after no single development partner could be found take on the whole scheme. It now plans to deliver the scheme through a mix of council funding and private investmen

sources construction news.co.uk