Skanska lands £50m site infrastructure deal

Grant Prior 8 years ago
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Skanska has landed the entire £50m infrastructure package for the University of Cambridge’s planned £1bn housing and university campus scheme.

Skanska has already won a £3m junction improvement job and early site preparation works worth £1.5m on the North West Cambridge Development.

It will now carry-out the whole infrastructure package including the largest rainwater recycling system in the country.

The site-wide Sustainable Urban Drainage System will move rainwater via a series of swales towards a lagoon, before the water is treated and pumped back into the homes for non-potable uses.

The drainage system will be integrated and enhanced by extensive planting to form one of the largest soft landscaping projects in the country containing over 2,400 trees.

The Site Wide Infrastructure Contract will also include the delivery of all utilities (Gas, Water, Electricity, Data/Communications), co-ordination of the installation of the site-wide District Heating Network, and the construction of primary and secondary roads and pathways.

It will also include the provision of all logistics and management arrangements to enable site works, including: traffic management, security, delivery management, site access and egress and management of the roadways throughout the building works.

Gavin Heaphy, Construction Director of the North West Cambridge Development said: “The University’s investment in infrastructure reflects the deep commitment to creating a high quality urban development that will benefit not only the future residents, but also neighbouring communities.

“The complex logistics behind the infrastructure, coupled with the ambitious levels of sustainability, make this a great opportunity for Skanska to join the team and work with us to create a lasting legacy for the University and the wider area.”

Skanska will work alongside the University of Cambridge team, with Turner & Townsend Project Management and Gardiner & Theobald Cost Management.

 

 

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