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Battersea Power Station deal awarded

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Bauer Technologies has won a major contract on the overhaul of the iconic Battersea Power Station.

The UK subsidiary of German firm Bauer Spezialtiefbau was awarded the piling works on phase two of the Nine Elms development by Battersea Power Station Development Company.

Phase two involves the restoration and refurbishment of the power station to create more than 250 homes, 45,000m2 of commercial space, 32,000m2 of retail and a food hall set within a riverside park.

Bauer will install more than 600 bearing piles with diameters between 0.75m and 2.0m up to 60m deep; as well as 900 secant wall piles.

Main piling works will begin in June.

Bauer Technologies managing director Martin Blower said: “This is both an exciting and extremely challenging project, requiring a variety of rigs on-site and the removal of significant manmade concrete obstructions before work can begin.

“To ensure robust delivery, it’s of paramount importance that the right resource is available at the right time and by working collaboratively we anticipate and manage for all potential risk factors as the project progresses.”

Skanska was awarded the Nine Elms phase two main contract in 2014. 

Bouygues was last autumn handed the £1bn contract to build the third phase of the massive scheme.

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