Structures roundup

Skanska has won the contract for phase two of the £3bn redevelopment of Battersea Power Station in London. The contract could be worth up to £750M. Enabling work is expected to start in March and the whole job is scheduled for completion in 2019.

Investigation is underway into  3000 bolts in British Land’s London skyscraper known as the Cheesegrater by contractor Laing O’Rourke and engineer Arup after two bolts broke and hit the ground. 

Banking firm Citigroup has pledged £3M to the Garden Bridge project - the new Thames footbridge due to open by 2018. The project is expected to cost £150M plus a £25M contingency.  Transport for London and The Treasury have so far committed £30million each.

Lambeth Council in London has given Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge planning approval. The £175M pedestrian crossing of the Thames will span the river between Temple and the South Bank and will feature a figure of eight of curving, paved pathways linking five gardens displaying plants from Britain and northern Europe.