“Construction Manager announced for Preliminary Works to Battersea Power Station”
On behalf of the Battersea Power Station shareholders, Battersea Power Station Development Company is pleased to announce that Mace has been appointed as Construction Manager for the Battersea Power Station preliminary works. Mace, the international consultancy and construction company, will be responsible for managing the trade contractors which are undertaking the £100m works package which comprises brick repairs to the elevations, the repairs to the four wash towers, and the dismantling and reconstructing of the chimneys.
Listed Building Consent was granted in August 2011 for the repairs to the Power Station, the four wash towers and the replacement of the chimneys, following careful consultation with English Heritage and the London Borough of Wandsworth.
All four of Battersea Power Station’s chimneys will be rebuilt in concrete, in accordance with the original architectural plans. The preliminary works will start in October 2013. The dismantling of the first chimney is expected to begin in February 2014.
Mace is an award-winning British firm which has been involved in the transformation of the Olympic and Paralympic village into housing, the Emirates air-line river crossing and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The firm, which has its headquarters in London, has worked on other heritage projects involving buildings designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, including the New Bodleian Library, Oxford.
The shell and core works of Power Station, currently being designed by Wilkinson Eyre, will be tendered during 2014 with a planned start on site of March 2015.
Source : Company