It has been confirmed that construction firm Mace will take over on the job to transform the former Battersea Power Station after Skanska agreed to mutually terminate their agreement with the Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC).
In an announcement today, Skanska said that it had struck an agreement to ‘mutually’ end their association on Phase 2 of the regeneration project after working on the site without a formal contract since 2015.
The multinational construction company has already completed the initial phase of the build, which includes site preparation, enabling works as well as some of the deconstruction and reconstruction of the iconic chimneys at the site.
However, due to rising costs, it has agreed to step aside and Mace will now take over the site under a construction management arrangement following a two-month handover process.
In a statement, Skanska said: “Following the initial phase, it is now considered that an alternative construction management procurement route would better suit the next and continuing phase of the works.
“As a result, Battersea Power Station (BPS) and Skanska UK have mutually decided that the remainder of the works will not be carried out by Skanska UK and the existing contract will end in the autumn.”
The work will continue Mace’s relationship with the site after it had previously worked with the BPSDC on the reconstruction of the Battersea chimneys in 2013 and 2014.
Gareth Lewis, Chief Operating Officer for Construction at Mace, commented:
“After working closely with the Battersea Power Station team during 2013 and 2014 on the engineering and the reconstruction of the Power Station’s distinctive chimneys, we are delighted to be awarded such a landmark project.
“The transformation of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s iconic listed building will be one of the most high profile and complex projects in Mace’s history; a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the regeneration of such a key part of London’s heritage.”
Battersea Power Station hosted the launch of The CXM Club, the new membership organisation for individuals and companies who are ready to improve themselves and their businesses, as well as the CX environment. The launch was a part of Growth through CX Leadership exclusive meeting, co-hosted by Battersea Academy of Skills Excellence and Accelerator Solutions.
Written by: Billy Wood