Bouygues selected to build phase I of Ebury Bridge Estate in UK

WCN Editorial Team 14 May 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Bouygues has been selected by Westminster City Council to design and build the first phase of the new Ebury Bridge Estate in the UK.

Considered to be the largest housing development in the council till date, the Ebury Bridge Estate will include nearly 758 energy-efficient homes, out of which 386 will be affordable homes.

Bouygues will begin work later this year and subject to planning approval, construction of the new homes will begin next year.

Construction of the new homes will bring also bring in wide-ranging investment in terms of jobs, community development and health programmes to benefit the local people in Westminster, the company said.

Westminster City Council deputy leader and finance, property and regeneration cabinet member Melvyn Caplan said: “In partnership with the residents of Ebury Bridge, we’ve taken forward the renewal of the estate and the signing of this contract is a significant milestone in this journey. The much needed new homes built as part of the scheme will contribute to our target of 1,850 homes over the next three years.

“We want the Ebury Bridge renewal scheme to create a new high standard in estate regeneration and we’re looking forward to working with Bouygues UK in making this vision a reality.”

The council aims to reach zero carbon by 2040. As part of the ambition, the council will work with Bouygues to meet sustainable development accreditations for the BREEAM Communities Excellent standard as well as the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Bouygues is already working in Westminster in delivering new homes, a sports hall and a community space as part of the council’s Church Street regeneration programme.

Last October, the Westminster Council announced formal consultation proposals to renew Ebury Bridge Estate, to build the 758 homes, new public squares and deliver several other community benefits.

The project is part of the council’s aim to build 1,850 new affordable homes in the city over the next five years.

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Artist’s rendering of the new homes at Ebury Bridge Estate. (Credit: Westminster City Council.)

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