New contracts and current projects 2016
VINCI UK FOUNDATION - Combating exclusion
In addition to a £10,000 grant, this support is in the form of practical assistance, with several VINCI Construction UK employees volunteering to help create a medical room and a new kitchen where meals can be prepared and residents can benefit from cookery and nutrition classes. FENW will thus be able to improve its services for the homeless. In the UK, all VINCI’s business lines are involved in the activities of the Foundation, which since its launch has supported some 20 projects.
New contract in Wiltshire
On 1 April 2016, Ringway (Eurovia) officially launched the roadworks part of the new contract awarded by the county of Wiltshire, in south-east England. For a period of five years (which could be extended by two years), Ringway will maintain roads, lighting and pavements as well as cleaning drains, gritting roads and carrying out emergency repairs.
One of the main components of the contract concerns the roll-out of a rapid response programme, involving 20 workers undertaking minor works on the roads.
Annual contract value: £15m.
Building student accommodation
VINCI Construction UK has been awarded a design-build contract by Viridis Properties for two student housing complexes in the Capital Quarter neighbourhood of the city centre of Cardiff, in the south of Wales. The two buildings will provide a total of 544 independent rooms and will be delivered in autumn 2017. Other developments planned for this neighbourhood include the construction, on an area of more than three hectares, of new hotels, offices and university halls of residence.
Inauguration of the Lee Tunnel in London
After six years of works, the Lee Tunnel in London was inaugurated on 28 January, in the presence of the project teams, by the city’s mayor, Boris Johnson. Implemented by VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche (VINCI Construction) in a joint venture with Morgan Sindall, the project involved driving a 7 km-long tunnel at a depth of between 55 and 75 m – the deepest ever built under London – with the aim of reducing by some 40% the amount of polluted water being discharged each year into the Thames.
Thanks to this tunnel, this water is now captured at source and treated at the wastewater treatment plant in Beckton, in the east of the British capital. Total project completion is scheduled for spring 2016.
Creation of the track for the Race of Champions
Eurovia UK’s Eurovia Contracting agency built the race track in London for the Race of Champions car race on 20-21 November 2015 in record time. The teams took just a week to produce and apply 8,000 sq. metres of mix on the 565m-long circuit. The 2015 edition of this international race took place in the arena of London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium, which is operated by London Stadium 185 (VINCI Stadium). The trophy was won by German champion Sebastian Vettel.