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January 15, 2020

McLaren Wins Wembley Park Project

McLaren Wins Wembley Park Project

McLaren Construction has been handed its fourth project at Quintain’s 85-acre Wembley Park estate. The contractor secured a £130 million project for the construction of plots NW09 and NW10, which will see the delivery of 396 build-to-rent homes, 1,000 sq m of ground floor retail space and 1,200 sq m

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Springfield University Hospital Project Launched

Springfield University Hospital Project Launched

A key £150 million project which will transform the way in which Springfield University Hospital delivers mental health services has reached a major milestone. South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has agreed deals with Springfield and Tolworth Estate Partnership (STEP), a 50/50 partnership between Sir

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Pagabo Unveils Major Works Framework

Pagabo Unveils Major Works Framework

Pagabo has announced the successful contractors for its new £10 billion Major Works Framework. The six-year framework is open to all public and private sector organisations and is split into three project value bands across seven UK regions and includes a core and reserve list of contractors. The framework’s first

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Priva says National Trust’s 125th birthday is a perfect opportunity to shine spotlight on controls-led future-proofing of historic buildings

Leading building controls manufacturer, Priva says the National Trust’s recent 125th Anniversary celebration is not only to be celebrated, it is a perfect opportunity for heritage professionals to give more time and thought to the protection of historic buildings through control-based technologies. Priva has long provided building management solutions to

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January 15, 2020

McLaren Wins Wembley Park Project

McLaren Wins Wembley Park Project

McLaren Construction has been handed its fourth project at Quintain’s 85-acre Wembley Park estate. The contractor secured a £130 million project for the construction of plots NW09 and NW10, which will see the delivery of 396 build-to-rent homes, 1,000 sq m of ground floor retail space and 1,200 sq m earmarked for a GP surgery. The development will include 117 properties available for discounted market rent, which will account for nearly 30% of the net internal area of the residential provision. There will also be a range of amenity spaces for residents including a large private landscaped garden at the heart of the development featuring a children’s play area. McLaren secured the contract after handing over the 340-apartment residential scheme W03 (now named Alameda) and 115,000 sq ft of Grade A office space at the W06 development along Wembley Park Boulevard in 2019. The firm is due to complete the 150-apartment residential block of W06 in March 2020. John Butten, McLaren’s Managing Director – Major Projects, commented: “This is fantastic news for McLaren, and we are pleased to have been awarded our fourth project at Wembley Park. It is a great achievement, showcasing McLaren’s continuous growth in these large-scale projects and our great customer relationships. We are delighted to continue working with Quintain to ensure this project is delivered successfully, further enhancing the area for local residents.” Matt Voyce, Quintain’s Executive Director of Construction, added: “We are delighted to have the McLaren team on board to deliver their fourth project at Wembley Park. We look forward to continuing the transformation of the 85-acre site by delivering thousands more homes, retail and office space and continuing our strong relationship with McLaren through our construction framework.” Main construction works are underway at plot NW09/10 and are due to complete in the summer of 2022. When complete, the entire transformation of Wembley Park will bring 8,500 much-needed homes to the borough, a third of which will be affordable and the majority available for rent rather than for sale.

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Springfield University Hospital Project Launched

Springfield University Hospital Project Launched

A key £150 million project which will transform the way in which Springfield University Hospital delivers mental health services has reached a major milestone. South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has agreed deals with Springfield and Tolworth Estate Partnership (STEP), a 50/50 partnership between Sir Robert McAlpine Capital Ventures Ltd and Kajima Partnerships. This will see STEP serve as master developer for the site with Sir Robert McAlpine as main contractor for the new mental health units and the park, surrounding public realm and infrastructure. The major scheme will involve the construction of two new mental health facilities set to open in 2022 on its largest site in Tooting, south London. This includes eight new inpatient wards which will be further boosted by the modernisation of the Trust’s community services. SWLSTG has already started construction work on this programme, which will include 839 brand new homes and a 32-acre public park. Ann Beasley CBE, Chair of South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, said: “This is the biggest landmark yet in our Estate Modernisation Programme and we are extremely proud of getting permission to go ahead and being able to start work on these brand-new, first class inpatient facilities. This new environment will make a huge difference to our patients and the way we provide the best quality care towards their recovery. Furthermore, this work will ensure that the Springfield University Hospital site is regenerated in a way which reduces the stigma of mental health conditions by integrating our organisation with our community.” Vanessa Ford, Acting Chief Executive of South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, added: “The wards will revolutionise the way we deliver care for generations to come and ensure we can provide high quality and safe services. The new facilities have been carefully designed alongside our clinicians and service users to provide the most supportive environment and innovative facilities for the delivery of mental health care. As well as good news for patients, the new hospital facilities will be positive for the environment with much more efficient use of energy and working towards a carbon neutral footprint.”

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Pagabo Unveils Major Works Framework

Pagabo Unveils Major Works Framework

Pagabo has announced the successful contractors for its new £10 billion Major Works Framework. The six-year framework is open to all public and private sector organisations and is split into three project value bands across seven UK regions and includes a core and reserve list of contractors. The framework’s first four-year iteration saw the delivery of high-profile projects nationally, for clients including Liverpool John Moores University, St Albans District Council, Richmond upon Thames College, Merseyside Police, Birmingham Symphony Hall, National Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and Doncaster Council. The new version will see up to 28 contractors deliver projects starting at £5 million. Major firms ISG, Morgan Sindall Construction and Sir Robert McAlpine secured spots on up to six out of the seven regions on all three lots. Ashe Construction, Bowmer + Kirkland, Kier and Wates Construction were among the new appointments to the 2020 framework. “We were delighted by the number of contractors responding to the tender,” said Jason Stapley, managing director at Pagabo. “The first iteration of the Major Works Framework has seen double digit growth year on year, since its inception in 2016. In 2019 alone, we’ve delivered £833m worth of construction projects for the public sector up and down the country. “We believe its success is down to our customer-focused approach; we’ve made it our mission to simplify the commissioning process with technology and innovation, we place social value at the heart of everything we do and ensure full flexibility, OJEU compliance and greater choice for everyone wanting to use the framework. “Contractors have recognised this and clearly appreciate this forward-thinking approach. To date, we’ve delivered more than £2 billion of social value across the country and we are investing more than £1 million into technology.” Pagabo’s Major Works Framework will launch in April 2020.

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Priva says National Trust’s 125th birthday is a perfect opportunity to shine spotlight on controls-led future-proofing of historic buildings

Leading building controls manufacturer, Priva says the National Trust’s recent 125th Anniversary celebration is not only to be celebrated, it is a perfect opportunity for heritage professionals to give more time and thought to the protection of historic buildings through control-based technologies. Priva has long provided building management solutions to the heritage sector -including the National Trust, the Historic Royal Palaces and high-profile sites such as St Paul’s Cathedral. The company has seen first-hand the benefits of future-proofing special and listed buildings with leading-edge building control technology. Protecting the fabric of the historic or listed buildings is undoubtedly the ultimate priority for anyone associated with building conservation. However, Priva believes that many in the conservation sector may be unaware that it is possible to future-proof heritage buildings with the same control-based technologies found in modern structures.  Priva’s UK & Ireland Sales Manager Gavin Holvey explains: “Organisations such as the National Trust take incredible care of special buildings – and we are delighted that Priva technology is playing an active part in this process. Our message is simple – we want to make sure more UK buildings are future-proofed, and in turn help owners and conservators improve building efficiency and reduce emissions through greater control of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning services. All of this is achieved whilst maintaining a pleasant and welcoming environment for staff, conservators and visitors.” To support heritage building consultants and professionals in the sector, Priva has published a guide which includes case studies covering the integration of building and energy management systems at some of the world’s most famous buildings. Entitled ‘Future-proofing Britain’s Historic Buildings’, this 20-page book offers a non-technical overview of the outcomes and benefits of control technology. The document explains in clear language how Priva’s technology – which is in use at sites such as St Paul’s Cathedral; Westminster Abbey; and Rosslyn Chapel – is delivering significant energy savings; improved indoor climate conditions and greater visibility of energy use. Copies available To request a copy of Priva’s Future-proofing Britain’s Historic Buildings book, please contact the UK Sales office on: T +44 (0)1923 813 480 or contact.priva@priva.co.uk

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