April 2015 Newsletter

“Our April Newsletter shows more positive news including big projects across the industry in the UK.”

International Consultancy and Construction Group Awarded Camden Lock Village Contract

Market Tech, which owns and manages the main Camden Markets, has selected Mace as main contractor for the project, which is also known as Hawley Wharf. The international consultancy and construction company has 65 offices based around the world but for the best part of the last 25 years it was based in Camden and so has an affinity to the area. The contract is worth £120m and will involve the construction of more than 170 new homes, together with retail and market spaces plus around 9,175 m2 of employment space and a public landscaping scheme.

Acquired in the autumn of 2014, Camden Lock Market comprises a combination of market stalls, shops and restaurants. Market Tech also has plans to build a nursery, infant and junior primary school as part of the Camden Lock Village development. These are expected to open in September 2016. Building and Civil Engineering Company, McLaughlin & Harvey, have already been signed up to develop the school project.

At the same time as announcing the contractors for Camden Lock Village, Market Tech have also announced the appointment of Piercy & Company as architect to take forward a planning application for the whole project.

Local Community Benefits

Mark Alper, Market Tech’s group property director said, “We are delighted to have appointed two very experienced, high quality contractors to deliver Camden Lock Village.  It is an exciting time for us to start seeing the delivery of our vision – a new school for the community, much needed homes, new shops and of course some market space, alongside significant improvements to the canalside. Both Mace and McLaughlin & Harvey recognise the importance of this project to us, to the local communities and to Camden.”

Gareth Lewis, Mace’s chief operating officer said, “This is a fantastic win for Mace to rejuvenate one of London’s favourite visitor destinations and deliver an iconic project for the capital. We have a strong track record for the delivery of cultural projects in London including the British Museum’s World Conservation and Exhibition Centre, the Tate Modern and the London Eye. We’re therefore delighted to have this opportunity to bring our residential expertise and focus on innovation and high-class delivery to the benefit of the local communities.”

Expansion Plans

Expansion Plans For Modular Construction Specialist

The  offsite  construction company, McAvoy, plans to increase its sub-contractor and suppliers base, ahead of work commencing on several upcoming projects throughout London. The company is primarily involved in the design and manufacture of bespoke prefabricated buildings, many specifically designed for the education sector, and has several local authority clients on its books. The company has been in existence for over 40 years and operates throughout the UK and Ireland. However, their call for more sub-contractors and suppliers to join them applies mainly to their London operations.

Specialist Trades And Suppliers
McAvoy currently have a confirmed schedule of works, taking them to well beyond 2016 and are looking to partner with a number of general and specific trades.  The company plans to host a meet the buyer event on Thursday 23 April in Heathrow and would like to meet trades such as Groundworks, Structural Steelwork, Single Ply Roof Coverings, Architectural Metalworks, Timber Façade Cladding, External Façade Rendering, Composite Metal Cladding, Metal Stud Partitions, Suspended Ceilings, Joinery Works, Painting, Floor Finishes, Rapid Build Timber Framed Works, M&E, External Windows, Doors and Curtain Walling, Internal Doors and Ironmongery.

Opportunities For Partnership
A spokesperson for McAvoy said, “Each company representative will be allocated a 30 minute time slot and as demand is expected to be high you are encouraged to book your slot early.”
The event will take place on Thursday 23 April at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, London, Heathrow, Bath Road, Middlesex, UB7 0DU. More information about the company and its activities is available on their website at: www.mcavoygroup.com

To book a place at this upcoming event contact: SarahBradley@mcavoygroup.com or Tel: 028 8774 0372.

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