Carillion appointed for twin tower Docklands development


Carillion appointed for twin tower Docklands development



Following a competitive tendering process for the residential twin tower scheme, called Hoola, Carillion was chosen as a contractor to provide 360 new mid-market homes for private sale in the London Borough of Newham.

The 0.5-hectare site has been cleared and the planning application was submitted for a 23 and 24 storey towers that have been designed by CZWG Architects LLP, who have been given a number of architectural awards for their work. The firm has an extensive history of experience in residential design in London's East End.


The construction of the £80 scheme is predicted to begin in the middle of 2014 on the combination of one, two and three bedroom apartments, and run until late 2016.


The account director at Carillion,John Rodaway, said: "We are pleased to have been selected for this prestigious project and to be working with Hub Residential to help deliver their ambitious plans to develop new housing in London. This project will make an important contribution to the revitalisation of this area. 

"Carillion's success in securing this contract underlines our growing strength in the capital's residential market, which includes our work at Battersea, Kings Cross and Bankside."


 HUB Residential was developed by Squarestone in late 2012 with overall target of delivering affordable new quality homes for working Londoners, with a focus on design-led and community centred schemes.

According to current plans, the scheme is to be presented to committee later in January, and upon acceptance works will immediately start on site.

Steve Sanham, Development Director at HUB Residential said: "We're delighted to have appointed Carillion for our Victoria Docks development.

They bring a wealth of experience and quality to a scheme that we see as a figurehead for housing development in London that is within reach of hard-working Londoners but does not compromise on design or standards."


Photo: Carillion