Planning application submitted for Nine Elms Centre

planning-application-submitted-for-nine-elms-centreLambeth College – The Careers College and its development partners, Carillion and Arlington Real Estate, have submitted a planning application for the regeneration of its Vauxhall campus, which will create a world-class centre.

The redevelopment of the site will see more than £100 million invested in the area.  The scheme will benefit from up to £22 million of funding from the London Enterprise Panel.

The skills centre will create thousands of career and learning opportunities for young people, delivering in the region of 3,500 apprenticeships and 2,200 jobs.

The site will also feature a fully-operational training hotel and additional local housing and public realm improvements will also be delivered.

Replacing the existing college building will be the all new Nine Elms Skills Centre, a ground-breaking education and training facility with a focus on construction, hospitality and science and technology, which will work in close partnership with employers.

It will replace the current 1960’s buildings, which are no longer fit for purpose and fail to meet employers’ needs. The scheme will align to the skills and employment priorities in Lambeth, South London and the Nine Elms regeneration area.

Monica Box, Interim Principal and Chief Executive of Lambeth College said: “The local community has been really engaged with the college for this development and can see the benefits this skills centre will bring to the area’s education provision and the career and training opportunities for local young people.

It will be a landmark and transformational development for this area and reinforce our commitment to be London’s career college.”

Simon Eastwood, Managing Director at Carillion Developments, said: “This is a pioneering project for the UK’s Further Education Sector, which will utilise the expertise of employers, working in partnership with the college, to address skills shortages in sectors such as construction.

Carillion is the largest provider of construction skills training in the UK with over 2,500 apprentices in our training centres at any one time and the new Nine Elms Skills Centre will form an important part of our training infrastructure. We are proud to be part of such an ambitious scheme that will improve the long-term skills training opportunities for London.”

Carillion selected by Centrica for £90m scheme

carillion-selected-by-centrica-for-90m-schemeCarillion has been selected by Centrica plc as its preferred partner to deliver facilities management and project services for an initial period of five years, which can be extended to seven years.

The contract has an estimated value to Carillion of some £90 million over five years with service delivery scheduled to start in December 2016.

Carillion has worked in close partnership with Centrica for over a decade as managing agent, helping to deliver significant value to Centrica’s British Gas business.

The new contract builds on this successful relationship with an extension of scope to a Total Facilities Management (TFM) service.

Under the new contract Carillion will provide a wide range of hard and soft facilities management services, including asset surveys and planning, planned and reactive maintenance, cleaning, security and catering for Centrica’s 115 locations in the UK and Republic of Ireland, together with the delivery of certain construction projects for Centrica.

Carillion’s Chief Executive, Richard Howson, said: “We have worked closely with Centrica since 2005 and built a strong partnership. We are delighted to be extending this relationship, which is based on a one-team approach in which Carillion and Centrica work together to deliver award-winning standards of facilities management and customer service across all Centrica and British Gas sites.”

Carillion to build Lambeth College centre

Carillion to build Lambeth College centreCarillion has today been selected as the preferred bidder to build a new skill centre for Lambeth College, London.

The £167 million project will be carried out on the college’s Vauxhall site, creating up to 600 jobs during the construction phase. Work is planned to start in 2016 and be completed by 2018.

The development will include a construction skills academy which will be operated by the college and Carillion, a four star training hotel plus 176 apartments.

Carillion will manage the delivery of the development, including construction, from which it expects to generate £167 million revenue.

The flagship scheme will provide learners with direct routes to sustainable employment, apprenticeships and higher-level progression opportunities in the construction and hotel sector.

This exposure to a real work environment will ensure that learners emerge as “work ready.” The new Skills Centre will also support Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Learners alongside construction and hospitality.

Carillion chief executive Richard Howson said: “This is a very exciting development which will provide state-of-the-art training facilities which will prepare thousands of young people for exciting careers.

We are pleased to be able to extend our apprenticeship programme to work with Lambeth College. Our apprenticeships not only equip people with valuable skills but enables them to work on construction projects, such as our work at Battersea Power Station and Kings Cross, during their training. The programmes are designed so apprentices can earn-while-they-learn.”

Carillion announces new business worth around £1bn

Carillion logoCarillion has been awarded new contracts with an estimated total value of around £1 billion that will boost exonmic growth and create new jobs.

These include new facilities management contracts or contract extensions in the UK for Direct Line Group, Verizon and Virgin Media.

Carillion Joint Ventures are also in one-to-one negotiations to deliver further support services work for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and for Openreach to deliver a substantial proportion of its Superfast Extension Programme to extend Superfast Broadband to 95 per cent of the UK by the end of 2017.

In construction, Carillion has secured preferred delivery partner positions and new contracts worth over £550 million.

These include further projects for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, together with projects for the Paradise Circus Limited Partnership in Birmingham and the Kings Cross Central Limited Partnership in London.

Commenting, Carillion Chief Executive, Richard Howson, said: ”I am pleased to say that the pace of work winning in the second half of the year has continued to pick up, as we expected.

Much of the £1 billion of new work announced today reflects our continuing success in winning repeat work for long-term customers, consistent with our selective approach to contracts and margins.

We also continue to see some improvements in market conditions, especially in the UK, and following the UK Government’s spending review, we expect to see further opportunities for outsourcing and capital projects over the medium term”.

 

Carillion submits plans for £80m Leeds site

Carillion submits plans for £80m Leeds siteCarillion has submitted a planning application for the £80 million regeneration of Tower Works in Holbeck on Leeds’ South Bank.

The old industrial site will be brought back to life with a mix of homes, commercial office space, retail units and a cinema and boutique brewery.

Carillion is set to start construction work on the site in Spring 2016.

The contractor will deliver 90,000sq ft of commercial office space, 24,000sq ft of A1 and A3 retail restaurant and bar spaces alongside a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments and town houses.

Gareth Jackson, development director for Carillion said: This planning application is the culmination of our work with the HCA, Leeds City Council and local stakeholders to ensure that Tower Works is a fitting and successful addition to the Leeds South Bank regeneration area.

Carillion’s commitment to Tower Works underlines our belief in the future of Holbeck.

With iconic buildings, canalside living, great transport links and proximity to the City’s prime civic locations, it’s emerging as Leeds’ most exciting place to live and work.”

Tower Works is being designed by architects Jestico + Whiles and landscape architects Oobe.

Go-ahead for Birmingham’s £500m Paradise Scheme

Go-ahead for Birmingham’s £500m Paradise SchemeThree construction projects in the £500 milliom Paradise development in central Birmingham have been given the go-ahead, paving the way for building work to start within weeks.

Three planning applications were passed for two new office buildings – One and Two Chamberlain Square – along with the major enhancement of public space.

The applications comprise two office-led developments overlooking Chamberlain Square, which will also undergo improvements, including the creation of a new pedestrian street linking to Centenary Square.

Carillion was appointed last year to deliver phase one enabling and infrastructure works.

Senior projects director of Argent, Rob Groves, said: “Now we have the City’s permission, we will move forward on delivering these two exceptional office buildings and public space enhancements and bring our plans to create this prestigious business address at the civic heart of Birmingham into reality.

As well as the two new office buildings, the attractive wide streets and squares will enhance the remarkable historic setting, which has one of the UK’s finest collections of Victorian civic buildings.”

Sir Albert Bore, leader of the city council, said: “As the city sees an unprecedented amount of construction projects and celebrates a series of major transformational events, including the opening of the multi-million pound New Street Station and Grand Central, Paradise further consolidates Birmingham’s position as a city that is on the up, attracting investment from some of the world’s biggest firms, creating jobs and enjoying more growth and prosperity.”

When complete, the £500 million Paradise scheme will include 1.8 million sq ft of office and shops and will also include a hotel.

Work Commences on West Sussex Solar Farm

Work Commences on West Sussex Solar FarmWork has now commenced on site for the new 4.85MWp Solar Farm on Tangmere Airfield, West Sussex, providing enough clean energy to power more than 1,500 local homes.

The solar farm is the first of its kind to be delivered by Your Energy Sussex and Carillion, and marks the start of a large-scale programmethat will include further solar farm developments and solar installations on business premises and social housing to provide low-cost, low-carbon electricity to tenants.

Stephen Hodgson, project director at Carillion said:  “This is an exciting time for our partnership with Your Energy Sussex. We have spent the last few months ensuring the ground is clear of unexploded ordnance as this site was previously an active wartime airfield.

We are now working closely with our partner Solarcentury who are leading on the construction of the project and have extensive experience delivering solar projects for councils, community energy groups and private businesses.”

Construction commenced on site this week, and the project will take around three months to build and connect to the local grid. During this time Solarcentury will be planting 300m of trees and hedgerows to infill existing hedges; this will ensure the site is well screened and therefore that it is aesthetically pleasing for local residents.