New contracts and current projects 2013
Open Doors week-end
In the UK, on 27 and 28 September 2013, almost 1,000 people were able to visit 15 VINCI Construction UK and Taylor Woodrow (both VINCI Construction subsidiaries) worksites to find out about careers in the construction industry. Visitors were notably able to access the London Underground redevelopment and future Swansea campus sites, and VINCI Construction UK’s Technology Centre in Bedfordshire.
Construction of a retirement village in London
VINCI Construction UK has just started building a retirement village in Battersea, in London. In association with LifeCare Residences, a British property developer, the company is charged with the construction of 109 homes for people aged over 65, associated communal facilities (library, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, etc.), and a 30-bed “real” old people’s home. The residential accommodation will be split between three properties, alongside Battersea Park.
Handover is scheduled for September 2015. Value of the works: £31.7m (about €37.4m).
Art school in Liverpool
VINCI Construction UK has been awarded the design-build contract for St John Bosco Arts College, an art school for girls, in Liverpool. The current three-storey building will be demolished. In addition to the new premises, the campus will feature a multi-purpose sports ground.
Contract value: £18.2m (about €21.7m).
Incremental launch of Nottingham bridge
In Nottingham, as part of the implementation of the second tranche of Nottingham Express Transit (construction of two tram lines, total length: 17.5 km), Taylor Woodrow (VINCI Construction UK) recently completed an important stage in the project: the incremental launch of the Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge. The 104 m-long structure was gradually slid into its position, directly above the city’s main railway station, at a rate of up to 10 m a night.
Works on the A57
Eurovia was awarded the improvement works on the A57 at Worksop (Rotherham) by the Midlands Highways Alliance, client, and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. The project involves a major realignment of the road, and widening it to a dual carriageway, over approximately two kilometres. Contract value: £10m (€11.7m). Handover is scheduled for January 2014.
Specialised hospital unit
Integrated Health Projects (IHP), a joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine, has just been awarded the construction of a mental health inpatient unit in Blackpool, North-West England. Undertaken on behalf of the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, the works start in April 2013; the unit is due to open in spring 2015. The 12,647 sq. metre building will be able to accommodate 154 patients and will include a psychiatric intensive care unit.
Contract value: £40m (about €47.3m).
Two new contracts on Lee Tunnel project
In London, the consortium composed of VINCI Construction Grands Projets, Bachy Soletanche Ltd (VINCI Construction) and Morgan Sindall has just been awarded two contracts by Thames Water, worth a total of €57m, within the framework of the Lee Tunnel project. The first concerns the creation of a fifth shaft (Shaft G) at the Abbey Mills site, at one end of the tunnel. Some 70 m in depth and with an inside diameter of 25 m, this new shaft will be connected to the main tunnel. The consortium has also been awarded the construction of a Flow Transfer System between the Pumping Shaft and the future wastewater treatment plant at the Beckton site. The Lee Tunnel, for which all the works are due to be completed by late 2015, will enable the volume of untreated sewage and rainwater discharged each year into the Thames to be reduced by half.
in Nottingham VINCI Construction UK has been awarded a design-build contract for a complex in Nottingham, on the site of a former cinema, providing accommodation for 449 students. The project also covers an underground car park and the open spaces.
Worth £17.8m (€20.7m), the works will be handed over in September 2014.
Launch of works in London Borough of Hounslow
The highways works in the London Borough of Hounslow were launched in January 2013. Since March 2012, Ringway (Eurovia) has been preparing the works of this PFI (Private Finance Initiative), awarded to Hounslow Highways Services, a joint venture formed by VINCI Concessions and Barclays Infrastructure Funds, which covers the upgrade, upkeep and maintenance for 25 years of the highways, i.e. 432 km of roadways and 763 km of pavements. The construction and renovation of the roads and pavements should be completed in 2018. During the first two years, some 16,000 streetlights will be replaced with LED streetlights. Particular attention will also be devoted to enhancing the street environment, and to street cleansing, and the urban furniture will be renewed.