Ardmore lands £50m Greenwich Design District deal

Grant Prior 7 months ago
Share

Ardmore has been appointed by Knight Dragon to deliver the new Design District at the Greenwich Peninsula in south London.

The project to deliver a cluster of 16 artistically inspired commercial buildings is believed to be worth around £50m.

The buildings have been devised by a collection of eight separate design practices offering 13,000m2 of workspace for creative industries and 6,000m2 of education facilities and retail space.


The buildings comprise a mix of structural and architectural finishes.

The mix of external facades includes Terrazzo, Corten steel, polycarbonate and ETFE, in-situ concrete and corrugated aluminium cladding.

Structurally the buildings have been designed as a mix of traditional reinforced concrete, structural steel and cross laminated timber.

Ardmore’s work includes the completion of the shell and core and Cat A fit-out of each block, following the completion of the current substructure contract by VolkerFitzpatrick.

The project is expected to be completed in 2020.

The win is Ardmore’s fifth major contract on the Peninsula since 2009 where they have delivered over 900 residential and student accommodation units on four plots.

Knight Dragon Pre-Construction Director, Paul Symons, said: “Design District will provide a new creative destination for London on Greenwich Peninsula. A permanent new home for ideas, open to everyone.

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with Ardmore, who have been integral to the bringing this project to site, and their significant experience in delivering complex projects will be invaluable over the next two years.”

Patrick Byrne, Ardmore’s managing director added: “We are thrilled to have been awarded this key contract for Knight Dragon, which represents an exciting new phase of the Peninsula masterplan.

“Our appointment at the Design District not only builds on the vast experience of the Peninsula we have built up over nearly a decade, but is also testament to our ability to support our clients through the development stages of complex projects, identifying design and construction solutions whilst maximising value to arrive at an early fixed price

“We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Knight Dragon to deliver new first-class commercial space for London.”

Latest news

Pay row set to escalate on HS2 enabling works site

Dispute set to intensify over rates paid by labour supplier
3 days ago

VINCI starts work on new £100m Birmingham hospital

Contractor gets underway on three-year build programme
2 days ago

Four civils firms scoop £2.6bn flood and coastal framework

Kier breaks into Environment Agency preferred contractors list
3 days ago

Costain making engineers redundant at tech centre

Contractor cutting jobs at technology division it bought for £17m in 2016
3 days ago

Dozen firms win £500m City of London deal

Morgan Sindall, Osborne and Speller Metcalfe among winners
3 days ago

New £3m fund to improve construction procurement

Companies invited to bid for cash grants in CITB-led efficiency drive
3 days ago

Green light for vast Nottingham Boots Island scheme

Developer Conygar plans to build a 2m sq ft mixed-use scheme
3 days ago

Goldman Sachs bankrolls Brum’s tallest resi project

Builder Sisk can now start work on 42-storey Broad Street skyscraper
3 days ago

SME contractors agree 2.75% pay deal for workers

Annual pay increase will see hourly craft rates rise to £12.79
4 days ago

Boost your online presence – join the Enquirer Directory

New site for suppliers and buyers showcases products, services and latest stories
12 months ago

Lakehouse subbie goes after Sureserve for cash

Specialist wins adjudication award after contractor goes bust
4 days ago

Firms on alert for M4 Newport £185m enabling works

Bidders day planned ahead of July invitation to tender
4 days ago

Robertson hires Laing O’Rourke infrastructure ops director

Bryan Glass will head Robertson's civil engineering business in Scotland
4 days ago

Wates starts £24m Shoreham flood defence

Enabling works to pave way for 540-home Free Wharf scheme
4 days ago

£400m Eastern Highways Framework up for renewal

Essex County Council to invite bids for third generation framework in June
4 days ago

Countryside chief operating officer exits

Rebecca Worthington steps down as Countryside reports strong first half trading
4 days ago

Willmott Dixon chalks up £20m Liverpool nursing school

Liverpool John Moores University Tithebarn building and library to be extended and refurbished
4 days ago

Boy, 12, falls from scaffold ladder on poorly guarded site

Ten metre fall inflicts life-changing injuries on boy
4 days ago

Galliford Try profit warning sparks construction arm review

Firm warns profits will be £40m below forecasts after Queensferry Crossing hit
5 days ago

Morgan Sindall boosts north west leadership team

Growth drive sees new directors appointed in Manchester and Liverpool
5 days ago

Walter Lilly wins £55m London medical HQ project

Renew Group building specialist signs preconstruction services agreement
5 days ago

Autumn start for Mount Anvil’s largest ever scheme

Green light for 800-home Royal Eden Docks scheme in East London
5 days ago

Laing O’Rourke strategy boss joins Royal BAM

Simon Finnie steered strategy at Laing O'Rourke and Kier over six years
5 days ago

New Structure Tone division lands first major deal

Detail & Build team bags fit-out for new owners of Heron House
5 days ago

New Kier chief sets out to streamline £4bn group

Andrew Davies launches strategic review to simplify business and improve cash flow
6 days ago

McAleer & Rushe closes in on £400m turnover

Hotel specialist delivers further growth and £17m pre-tax profit
6 days ago

Construction’s most considerate sites revealed

Best performing contractors confirmed: Full details
6 days ago

Infrastructure clients lead drive to eliminate site accidents

Major push to end injuries and illness caused by seven key site risks
6 days ago

Rogue roofer found guilty of fraud

Court hears "abysmal" repairs charged at £38,000 were worth just £250
1 week ago

Engie names new UK chief executive

Nicola Lovett takes helm at UK and Ireland business in May
6 days ago

Contractor services