Bouygues Construction signs a new contract in the United Kingdom worth around €60 million
Warings, a British subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has signed a contract worth £48.5 million (approximately €59 million) to design and build a property development consisting of three towers in Southampton.
The project includes a 26-storey contemporary tower, which, at 81 metres, will be one of the tallest buildings on the south coast of England. It will be accompanied by two residential towers, respectively 50 metres and 30 metres tall. These new buildings form part of the Admiral's Quay development, which is characterised by numerous luxury apartments.
The buildings have been designed to provide their future occupants with the highest level of comfort. Warings paid particular attention to the combination of solar control glass, ventilation and air conditioning in the towers, which will be completely clad in glass, to avoid the apartments overheating in the summer.
Works began recently, and the project is due to be completed in December 2014. Around 500 people will be working onsite at peak periods. The construction techniques employed have been carefully chosen to minimise the worksite's environmental impact and to reduce nuisance to local residents.
This new contract illustrates Bouygues Construction's dynamic growth on the British market. First operating in the UK around 15 years ago, the Group has progressively grown its British business through successes in building (Bouygues UK), civil works (Bouygues Travaux Publics) and energy and services (ETDE). Bouygues Construction manages several design-build and facilities management projects, notably the Home Office as well as projects within the education, healthcare, public lighting and infrastructure sectors. The Group strengthened its local presence by acquiring Warings in December 2007, the Leadbitter Group at the beginning of 2011 and Thomas Vale in June 2012. In the energy and services sector, it purchased David Webster and Icel in 2005 and Thermal Transfer in April 2006.