Building a world class project By Ian Goudie, Project Director of Royal Albert Dock for Multiplex The key difference with major projects Lots of contractors can manage small projects. With
Last week, our team at the One Nine Elms project in Vauxhall, London, successfully completed the raft pour for the development’s 57-storey City Tower. This pour was the third largest of its kind in London, measuring over 4000m3 .
We worked closely with our basement subcontractor Careys, who executed the pour over a continuous 27-hour period.
We would also like to thank London Concrete, who supplied us with the concrete required to undertake this feat.
Once completed, the One Nine Elms project will feature Europe’s tallest residential tower, providing 730,000 sq ft of residential apartments, 267,000 sq ft of five-star hotel accommodation and 1,000 sq ft of retail outlets.
Multiplex has become the first company in the United Arab Emirates to officially set carbon reduction targets against recognised global thresholds in line with the Science Based Targets initiative –
Multiplex becomes the first construction company in Canada to commit to the Science Based Targets initiative
Multiplex has submitted a letter committing its Canadian operations to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This makes it the first construction company – and tenth company from any sector – in Canada to take this important step towards combatting harmful climate change.
The SBTi encourages companies world-wide to transition to a low-carbon economy by helping them set science-based greenhouse gas emissions targets.
Canada is the third Multiplex region to join the SBTi’s ‘Companies Taking Action’ list. It joins Multiplex’s European and Middle Eastern operations, both of which have already committed their targets and are taking science-based action.
Congratulations to the DAMAC Tower project team who have celebrated their topping out milestone. The 50-storey residential development at Nine Elms is transforming the Vauxhall area in London and this milestone marks the next stages in construction. Representatives from our supply chain, the client and Multiplex were all in attendance to celebrate this ancient Scandinavian rite. Paul Serkis, Project Director, said: “this was a fantastic occasion celebrating all the hard work, passion and enthusiasm in creating this iconic structure. I’m very proud of everyone who has been involved in completing this important milestone safely and to a high standard. We have truly changed the skyline of London. Well done to you all!”
Construction of DAMAC Tower, the 50-storey luxury residential development at Nine Elms has reached a significant milestone with the installation of the sky bridge that joins its north and south towers at their 18th and 24th floors.
Dubbed the ‘Jenga Tower’, thanks to its unique overhanging structures and distinctive stepped design, DAMAC Tower is being developed by Nine Elms Property Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of DAMAC International and constructed by Multiplex.
Part of the GLA’s Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea (VNEB) Opportunity Area Planning Framework, a multi-billion-pound regeneration scheme in partnership with the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth, the LDA, TfL and English Heritage, the project will provide 450 new homes in total.
The North Tower features interiors by Versace Home and provides 360 residential units. The apartments will offer winter gardens with panoramic views of the city.
The transition from shell and core to the internal fit-out of our One Nine Elms project is well underway. Last week saw the installation of the first façade panel on this impressive new development in Vauxhall. To mark this milestone, representatives of Multiplex, Yuanda and our client, R&F, gathered together to celebrate the next steps. Brent Seaton, Project Manager, and Leigh Greenway, Project Director, led the thanks, acknowledging the hard work from the project team so far. Congratulations!
John Flecker, Multiplex’s Chief Executive Officer for Australasia and India, has been appointed to the new position of Global Chief Executive Officer. This follows the departure of Ashley Muldoon, Multiplex’s
Multiplex Positive Impact report highlights vision of higher sustainability performance in construction
Today Multiplex published its 2018 Positive Impact report, highlighting the ways in which it is responding to key global environmental, health and welfare concerns.
The report covers Multiplex’s European operations, which in 2018 employed 920 people across 19 projects and accounted for a supply chain spend of £800 million. It details Multiplex’s progress and achievements over the last 12 months in the context of its core business principle, Positive Impact, which was also launched in 2018. This marks a shift in focus from harm reduction to the ‘net positive’ concept of creating positive impacts – for people, the environment and the communities where they operate.
Dr Eva Gkenakou, Sustainability Director at Multiplex, said: “Positive Impact reflects the sense of purpose throughout Multiplex to focus on areas where we can make the greatest impacts. We are responsible for some of the largest, most complex and advanced structures in the world, so we understand the need for greater engagement across stakeholder groups and are ambitious to lead on science-based, evidence-backed, cultural and behavioural change.”
The Positive Impact report breaks down how Multiplex is working to address macro challenges and the different forces shaping the world today.
We have further stepped up our carbon ambitions by aligning with the newest thinking in climate science. In February 2019, we became one of the first contractors in the UK to have our carbon targets approved by the prestigious Science Based Targets initiative.