Battersea Power Station Development Company has confirmed the appointment of Sir Robert McAlpine as the new construction manager to complete Phase 3 of the project.
The developer said an “intensive handover process” is underway to takeover from Bouygues who announced in March they would be leaving the job during the pre-construction phase.
Work is understood to be unaffected on the site because the trade contractors are already directly appointed by the developer and their ongoing management has continued during this transitional period.
Phase 3 of the Battersea Power Station project will contain 1,300 new homes, a hotel, shops and restaurants and a new London Underground station.
It has been designed by architects, Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners.
Simon Jenner, COO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “On behalf of the shareholders, we are pleased to welcome Sir Robert McAlpine to the project.
“Sir Robert McAlpine have demonstrated a comprehensive and robust understanding of our objectives; they have identified a strong, proven team with highly relevant experience and have shown a true desire and enthusiasm to work on this exciting and demanding project.
“This is another step towards the successful completion of this phase and we look forward to working with their team in due course. ”
Sir Robert McAlpine’s Managing Director for London, Paul Heather, said: “We are delighted to be involved at the Battersea scheme and look forward to working successfully with the developer and consultant team on the completion of Battersea Power Station phase 3a.”