News update

New contracts and current projects 2015


Building a state-of-the-art hospital in the UK

VINCI Construction UK has been awarded by Spire Healthcare Group, a contract to build a state-of-the-art hospital in Didsbury, south of Manchester. The new facility, that will replace the existing one, will be a flagship hospital for the Spire Healthcare Group, which runs a 39 private hospitals network in the UK. The four-storey building will be equipped with some of the most up-to-date facilities that will deliver highly complex surgery, and will have a new 150 seat conference centre.

Wind farms

Omexom UK and ROI, a subsidiary of VINCI Energies Europe specialising in the design and construction of high-voltage electrical infrastructure, has won three contracts for onshore wind farms located at North Tawton and Bow in England, Lockerbie in Scotland and Monaghan in Ireland. Omexom UK and ROI is notably charged with designing the high-voltage power solution, supplying and installing the equipment and electrical cabling, and the overall management of the project. These wind farms will eventually generate more than 1,000 MW. These three contracts will make Omexom UK and ROI one of the leading electricity infrastructure suppliers and partners in the UK.


Upgrade - A major step forward for the London Underground

On 14 September, teams from the joint venture formed by Taylor Woodrow (VINCI Construction UK) and BAM Nuttall Ltd passed an important milestone of the project to upgrade Victoria Tube station, with the final tunnelling breakthrough. The upgrade aims to reduce congestion and provide the ever-growing number of passengers using Victoria station with more comfortable travel conditions.

Piling works in Scotland

Within the framework of the Shieldhall tunnel project in Glasgow, Bachy Soletanche (Soletanche Freyssinet/VINCI Construction) has recently won a contract to supply piles. This task forms part of the project being implemented by the VINCI Construction Grands Projets-Costain joint venture on behalf of Scottish Water, which aims to improve water quality in the River Clyde and its tributaries and to reduce flooding problems. For Bachy Soletanche, it will involve creating the piles for the first shaft of the tunnel, the service chamber and the TBM’s launch chamber, as well as a 400 m-long piled wall for the cut-andcover section of the tunnel.

Wastewater tunnel beneath the Thames tideway

VINCI Construction Grands Projets (40%) and Bachy Soletanche Ltd (20%), a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, in a joint venture with Costain (40%), signed an €858 million contract on 24 August 2015 for the implementation of the East works package of the Thames Tideway Tunnel programme in London. Work will start in the course of 2016 on the construction of this 25 km-long new tunnel, which is notably intended to limit the amount of untreated wastewater discharged into the Thames. The East works package, one of three making up the project, concerns the construction of two sections of tunnel, 5.5 km and 4.6 km in length, for rainwater and wastewater to the east of the capital. The contract also includes the construction of five large shafts, maritime works in the Thames estuary, structures connecting with the existing wastewater collection system and electromechanical works packages. This project follows on from the Lee Tunnel project, on which teams from VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche Ltd have been working in the east of London since January 2010 and which is scheduled for handover in late 2015.


Ten-year extension for operations and maintenance contract

In April 2015, Highways England extended for ten years the operations and maintenance contract held by South West Highways which, in a joint venture associating Eurovia and Balfour Beatty, is responsible for the design, construction, financing and operation of the A30/A35 Exeter to Bere Regis trunk road. Used daily by 25,000 vehicles, this stretch of road forms part of the main east-west artery along the south coast of England. The works will extend over ten years, from October 2016 to September 2026.


The millionth square metre of resurfacing in Hounslow

Within the framework of the highways upkeep and maintenance contract in the London Borough of Hounslow (UK), the millionth square metre of road/pavement surfacing was laid on 3 March 2015 by Hounslow Highways, a company composed of VINCI Concessions, a shareholder in the concession-holding company, and British Eurovia subsidiary Ringway. The works entrusted to Hounslow Highways include resurfacing and improving 415 km of roads and 735 km of footpaths, replacing 16,000 of the borough’s street lights with brighter, more environmentally friendly LED lights and generally improving the area’s streets.

Construction of two solar

Actemium H&F Industry Data (VINCI Energies Europe) has been awarded two contracts by ib vogt GmbH, a company specialising in photovoltaic power plants, for the construction of the Port Farm (34 MW) and Gloucester (28 MW) solar farms. The business unit is charged with the electrical engineering, as well as the associated earthworks. On the Gloucester project, Actemium H&F Industry Data is working together with Omexom ISA (VINCI Energies Europe), which is responsible for implementing the civil engineering and laying cables. The two projects are to be completed within the space of seven weeks.

Hospital construction in London

In Hampstead (London), VINCI Construction UK is to build the new Royal Free Charity Hospital for immune-related conditions and transplant cases. Located alongside the Royal Free Hospital, the building, to be known as the Pears Building, will, on 96,000 sq. metres, house research facilities and patient accommodation, offices and a 56-space car park. The works start this spring; handover is scheduled for 2017.

Construction of a section of motorway in Wales

The government of Wales, in the UK, has awarded a 50/50 joint venture formed by VINCI (via its Taylor Woodrow and VINCI Construction Grands Projets subsidiaries) and Costain the rst phase of an ECI (Early Contractor Involvement) contract in preparation for the creation of the M4 Corridor to the south of the city of Newport. This type of contract involves the company in charge of the project in the design & planning stage, after which the cost of the works to be carried out on a cost + fee basis is jointly agreed by the client and the company.

This 24 km-long new section of motorway includes a 2.5 km-long cable-stayed viaduct over the River Usk, 2 major interchanges and 36 engineering structures. This £750 million project will help deliver the government’s aim to improve infrastructure in Wales by making it more e«cient, safer and more sustainable. Development work will commence immediately; a local public inquiry should get under way about 18 months from now and construction, subject to approval by the authorities, could start in spring 2018.

VINCI has signicant expertise in complex roadworks. Examples are: the widening of the M1 junctions 25 to 28 carried out in the UK, the East End Crossing in Indiana (United States) currently under construction, and the new coastal highway project on Reunion Island, which is just starting. It also has substantial expertise in environmental planning and local stakeholder relations (M1 Widening and Bexhill Hastings Link Road in the UK, Tours-Bordeaux high speed rail line and A89 motorway in France).


VINCI to operate London stadium

On 30 January 2015, E20 Stadium LLP awarded VINCI Stadium, a subsidiary of VINCI Concessions, the service concession contract for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium in London, a 60,000-seater facility located in the east of the British capital. Currently undergoing transformation, the stadium will be temporarily opened in 2015 to welcome the Rugby World Cup and then permanently reopened in 2016 as the home of its future resident club, West Ham United FC, and as a venue for the annual IAAF Diamond League athletics championships and those organised each summer by UK Athletics (UKA). In 2017, the stadium will, in addition, host the World Championships in Athletics and the IPC Athletics World Championships. The 25-year contract awarded to VINCI Stadium covers the operation, upkeep and maintenance of the stadium and coordination of part of the park around the stadium during the various sporting events.


United Kingdom Royal visit for Lee Tunnel project

150 years after the London sewage system was brought into service, on 18 February 2015 Prince Charles visited the Lee Tunnel worksite in London. Having accessed the site via shaft F at Abbey Mills, the prince was presented to the numerous engineers and apprentices who have worked on the project and then, in the course of a short ceremony, met François Pogu and Pierre Paré, respectively project director and head of administration and finance of VINCI Construction Grands Projets in the UK. Under construction since 2010, the Lee Tunnel will be an important part of the British capital’s infrastructure. Being built on behalf of Thames Water by the MVB consortium (Morgan Sindall/VINCI Construction Grands Projets/Bachy Soletanche), it connects the London sewer network with Beckton Sewage Treatment Works. Its main structure is a 7 km-long tunnel with an internal diameter of 7 m, which will be able to store rainwater and the city’s wastewater prior to treatment and then discharge into the Thames. This will lead to a 40% reduction in the amount of rainwater and wastewater discharged, untreated, into the environment. The system will be operational as of 2016.

Construction of an energy-from-waste unit

VINCI Environment UK, a 50/50 subsidiary of VINCI Construction UK and VINCI Environnement (VINCI Construction France), has been selected by AmeyCespa to build the energy-from-waste unit at Allerton Mauleverer, to the north of the city of Leeds, England, as part of the future multi-process waste centre of the county of North Yorkshire and the city of York. The design-build contract covers the energy-from-waste unit and related buildings. Taylor Woodrow, the civil engineering division of VINCI Construction UK, is in charge of overall site development and the civil engineering for the buildings. VINCI Environnement is responsible for the design and commissioning of the process equipment. The works are expected to begin in February 2015. The plant should become fully operational in 2018.


Multiplex in Bournemouth

VINCI Construction UK has just been appointed by Licet Holding Ltd to build a 10-screen multiplex cinema, as well as leisure facilities and 20 restaurants, in the centre of the town of Bournemouth, in Dorset. The project also includes the construction of an underground car park.

UK Eurovia wins road services contract in Scotland

Bear Scotland, a joint venture formed by Eurovia, Jacobs and Breedon Aggregates, has secured a services contract with the Scottish Ministry of Transport for the operation and maintenance of the network (987 km) of major roads in the north-east of Scotland. The contract, running from August 2014 to August 2020, could be extended by two years. With this new contract, Bear Scotland will now be managing and maintaining 60% of Scotland’s network of major roads