MPG - CWC - South Bank Place

MPG Contracts Ltd have been awarded Buildings 4A and 4B at the landmark residential scheme - Southbank Place. The drylining and associated package value is £8m. Michael Gavin , Managing Director commented " We are delighted to be working again with the Canary Wharf Contractor's team that we helped to deliver the 20 Fenchurch Street project.

Southbank Place is a Joint venture with developers Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar.

A mix of offices, homes and retail space will integrate with open and attractive public areas, while new pedestrian routes will connect nearby Waterloo Station with the South Bank of the River Thames. A widened Chicheley Street will open up the approach to the London Eye, while a 'city square' at the heart of the scheme will provide open space and help people move around the area.

The well-known Shell Centre Tower will remain the centrepiece of the new site, occupied by Shell which is taking a further 245,000 sq ft of space. The Tower will be complemented by eight new buildings, one of which will incorporate new offices and trading floors for Shell. Approximately 800,000 sq ft of office space (including the Shell Centre Tower), along with around 80,000 sq ft new retail units, restaurants and cafés, will be accompanied by approximately 800,000 sq ft of residential space incorporating up to 790 new homes, including affordable housing. The development is planned for completion in 2019.

The proposals for the development incorporate a highly efficient energy centre which will reduce the carbon footprint of the site. The system will be designed to interconnect with a district heating network being explored for the wider South Bank area.

Canary Wharf Contractors will be Construction Manager for the project.