GB Building selected for £50m London residential jobs


GB Building selected for £50m London residential jobs


Knight Dragon’s landmark Greenwich Peninsula scheme is the master plan that involves the construction of 10,000 new homes and shops, offices and schools near the Millennium Dome.


GB Building Solutions has been chosen to deliver a nine-storey apartment building comprising 161 units of private, shared ownership and social housing.


The building design aims to reduce energy demand and improve its thermal performance.


The development is expected to be complete by early 2015.


In addition, the contractor has been awarded a multi-million pound contract at Millbrook Park by Countryside Annington (Mill Hill) Ltd, a joint venture between developer Countryside Properties and Annington Developments.


The development has already attained a planning consent for 2,174 new homes, ancillary retail, light industrial and office space, an energy centre and a new two-form primary school and health centre. The plans for the scheme also include the creation nearly six hectares of parks and open space and a fair amount of job opportunities in engineering.


GB Building Solutions’ contract comprises 133 units including 31 one bedroom and 61 two bedroom apartments, 14 three bedroom and 27 four bedroom houses including access roads, car parks and landscaping. Twelve of the units will be affordable properties available through Notting Hill Housing Trust.


The construction works are expected to be finish in July 2015.


Executive chairman of GB Group, Martin Smout, commented: “We are delighted to be able to bring our experience and knowledge of cutting edge environmental techniques to these major projects in the capital, where the challenges facing urban regeneration are particularly acute.


“This experience will be used to construct the homes at both the Greenwich Peninsula scheme and Millbrook Park to the very highest standards.”


 “All 294 of the homes at both developments are designed to achieve Level Four of the Code for Sustainable Homes.


“We think it’s important to share our experiences and examples of best practice and to help develop the innovative thinking that will ultimately deliver a sustainable and prosperous future for the UK’s built environment,” he added.


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