Bouygues Construction launches phase 2 of the Canning Town urban regeneration project in London, a contract worth approximately €160 million

01/29/2015 | Release

Bouygues Construction launches phase 2 of the Canning Town urban regeneration project in London, a contract worth approximately €160 million

Canning Town (Hallsville Quarter)
Bouygues UK and its property development company, Bouygues Development, both of them British subsidiaries of Bouygues Construction, are launching the second phase of the Hallsville Quarter project in the Canning Town district of Newham (East London). The contract is worth approximately €160 million (approximately £130 million).

The second phase is a major part of the Canning Town and Custom House Regeneration Project, located in the Borough of Newham in London, which consists in providing a new town centre for this emerging area of East London, linking in to the existing facilities on Barking Road. Designed by John McAslan + Partners, Hunters and Associated Architects, the project will provide additional shops, restaurants, a hotel and residential flats providing approximately 350 new homes (home ownership, private rental and social housing).

Olivier-Marie Racine, Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Bâtiment International, said: “We are now looking forward to beginning the next phase of the Canning Town Regeneration project as we are currently in the process of handing over the first phase. Providing new housing, a hotel, public spaces and streets with shops and businesses, Bouygues Development is creating a dynamic and vibrant new district which will breathe new life into Canning Town, creating new opportunities for the local community.”

Works are currently getting under way and handover is scheduled for 2017.

Planned to be carried out in five phases, the Hallsville Quarter is one of London’s biggest regeneration programmes. It will include the construction of roughly 1,100 new homes, more than 30,000 m² of leisure and retail premises and more than 3,000 m² of space devoted to community amenities. The plan also incorporates new public spaces and facilities for cyclists, as well as 1,100 secure car parking spaces.

The start of this new construction site underlines Bouygues Construction’s dynamic profile on the British market. Operating in the United Kingdom for around 20 years, the Group has progressively grown its businesses in the sectors of property development (Bouygues Development), building (Bouygues UK), civil works (Bouygues Travaux Publics) and energy and services (Bouygues Energies & Services). Bouygues Construction manages numerous projects in the UK, with property development, design-build and operation contracts that involve large local institutions as well as projects in the sectors of housing, education, healthcare, street lighting and infrastructures.

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