Kane secures contract on residential scheme at Battersea power station

FK Lowry Piling is about to embark on a £3.8m project for Graham in Aberdeen
Gary McDonald Business Editor

CONSTRUCTION group Kane has secured an £8.7 million contract with Ardmore to deliver the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) installation at a major residential scheme adjacent to Battersea power station.

It has just started work on a 21-month contract consisting of 386 residential units contained within seven blocks.

The scheme will facilitate 232 apartments which will be used for social tenure, with the remaining 136 used for shared ownership.

Kane will deliver a district heating network on the scheme.

A temporary packaged plant room complete with gas fired boilers will be will be prefabricated off-site at Kane’s in-house prefabrication workshop in Banbridge and installed until the connection is ready to go live.

Works will also include a cold-water storage plant-room, wet and dry riser systems, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) units and space heating within all apartments, served by radiators pipe via a manifold system.

Further works include the full public health installation throughout the project consisting of all above ground foul and rainwater pipework and domestic cold-water system.

Kane managing director Cathal McMullan said: “We will utilise our in-house prefabrication expertise to deliver off-site construction solutions on this project. Our experienced project team looks forward to working on this landmark project.”

Meanwhile Belfast piling and ground engineering specialist FK Lowry Piling has secured £6 million of new contract wins in Glasgow, Dublin and notably Aberdeen, where it is about to embark on a £3.8m large diameter rotary-bored piling project for Graham at the Baird & Anchor Hospital.

Director Sam Pyper said: “The Graham work in Aberdeen is the culmination of three years' work providing a service at early contractor involvement (ECI) stage to our client.

“Two of our recent contract awards in Glasgow and Dublin are for new clients, which we hope reflects consumer confidence and strong momentum in the construction industry both in Ireland and Scotland.

“We have a robust pipeline of contract visibility and are looking forward to getting started on these new projects and to safely and successfully deliver them so as to ensure repeat business.”

FK Lowry Piling is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Lagan Specialist Contracting Group.

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