Ardmore gets call on £85m Southwark Fire Station revamp

Grant Prior 5 years ago
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Ardmore has won the £85m main contract to redevelop the former Southwark Fire Station into a major mixed-use development.

Brigade Court is the first development from the new joint venture vehicle between Goldman Sachs International and Urbanwise Developments.

Plans include a comprehensive refurbishment of the Grade II listed former fire station alongside the development of a 10-storey residential building to create 199 new apartments, commercial space and a new school to house 1,150 students.

The new 10,700 sqm secondary school with a sixth form has been designed by Peter Taylor Associates and the new building part is being constructed using pre-fabricated off-site modular technology.

On the adjacent Grotto site, Ardmore is also delivering a 15,600 sqft sports centre with a multi-use games area and outdoor artificial pitch for use by both the school and local community.

Ardmore has recently started on site and the scheme has an estimated completion date of Q2 2021.

Patrick Byrne, Ardmore’s Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to be working with Goldman Sachs International and Urbanwise on this significant scheme, which promises to provide a new and iconic landmark for Southwark.

“Our appointment on the job underlines our ability to de-risk complex projects, combining our extensive experience of major heritage refurbishment and unlocking logistically challenging new build schemes.”

Keith Ewart, Urbanwise’s Managing Director, said: “The JV is excited to be working with Ardmore on our first joint development.

“Ardmore’s approach, together with their considerable experience in the delivery of major mixed use, residential developments is already proving significant in driving the development forward”

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