Bouygues UK, a British subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has been appointed by Taylor Wimpey Central London to construct the first phase of Postmark. The contract is worth in excess of £100 million.
Philip Jenkins, managing director of Taylor Wimpey Central London, commented: “With its central, high profile location and scale, Postmark is a flagship scheme that we are immensely proud of. For the first phase, we have chosen a trusted partner with whom we have already completed a number of successful Central London projects. We look forward to working with Bouygues UK again, bringing forward the first chapter of this landmark project together.”
Fabienne Viala, chair of Bouygues UK and UK country manager for Bouygues Construction, added: “We are excited about our new collaboration with the teams of Taylor Wimpey Central London on this residential project. In the past, Taylor Wimpey and Bouygues UK have collectively demonstrated the quality of our expertise, our partnership approach and our combined capacity for innovation on such residential schemes as North Wharf Gardens and Greenwich Millennium Village. We are looking forward to building the first phase of the Postmark project.”
West Central 1 is the first phase of a four-phase masterplan, which will ultimately deliver 681 homes. It consists of 214 homes, ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments, in a building ranging in height from six to 15 storeys. The scheme has been designed to reach a BREEAM “Excellent” rating. Residents will benefit from shared spaces including a concierge service, a rooftop terrace, a cinema and a gym. The exterior development will combine resident and public spaces, including a courtyard, a shaded terrace, as well as shops and open landscaped spaces.
Work has now commenced on site, with first completions expected in 2020 and final completion in 2021. 350 to 400 people will be working onsite at peak periods.
29/11/2018 19:21 by Buildington
You can now download the sales brochure with floor plans at taylorwimpeycentrallondon.com/development/en/postmark.
11/09/2018 14:20 by Buildington
Postmark London Marketing Suite is located at Phoenix Place, London, WC1X 0DG.
08/09/2018 09:42 by Buildington
Postmark is launching on Wednesday 12th September 2018!
Prices starting from £670,000.
Register your interest with Taylor Wimpey.
03/09/2018 05:52 by Buildington
Savills is now marketing the Postmark development ahead of the launch in September.
151 units will be released in Phase One with completions from Q4 2020 - Q1 2022.
17/08/2018 13:37 by Buildington
The first phase of Postmark is launching in September 2018, with prices starting from £670,000.
Register your interest with Taylor Wimpey.
06/08/2018 22:36 by Buildington
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson will step in and speed up a planning application that could lead to the construction of almost 700 much-needed homes on the site of the iconic Mount Pleasant postal sorting office.
Royal Mail Group want to build 683 homes as well as shops, offices, restaurants and public space on half of the site in Farringdon. If given the go-ahead, the scheme would transform the area surrounding Farringdon Road and Phoenix Place.
The site straddles the London boroughs of Islington and Camden but with on-going disagreement over some aspects of the scheme it appears unlikely that the boroughs will be in a position to determine the two applications in the near future.
As a result Royal Mail wrote to the Mayor to ask if he would agree to take on the role of planning authority for the scheme, and he has now agreed to do so.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: “London is growing at an unprecedented rate and it is absolutely vital that we get on with the important work of building thousands of new homes as quickly as we can. By taking over this application it should be possible to speed up the decision making process. My team will be working closely with the local authorities and Royal Mail without further delay.”
The Mayor will now consider all of the planning issues and address the concerns expressed by the boroughs and local residents before taking a decision on the planning application.
The remaining half of the Mount Pleasant site would continue to be a postal sorting office, employing up to 3,000 people.
It is hoped that the planning application will be brought before the Mayor in the summer.
The Mayor used similar powers to ‘call in’ a planning application for up to 3,500 new homes in Lewisham in October.
Source: Greater London Authority London.gov.uk 21.01.2014
22/01/2014 12:19 by Buildington