Capita’s property and infrastructure business has been appointed by IJM Land to project and cost manage its £200 million Royal Mint Gardens development.
The 550-unit project, adjacent to Tower Bridge in central London, is the first major UK project for the Malaysia-based investor and developer.
Capita has been appointed as project manager for phase one of the build and as cost manager for phase two. The complex project will involve construction over and around the existing Docklands Light Railway (DLR) viaduct which crosses the site.
David Law, from IJM Land, said: “When we were looking for delivery partners, Capita ticked all the boxes – its breadth of expertise, its broad experience and the scale to deliver a project like this. In particular, its history of working on rail infrastructure projects gives us the confidence it can manage the complicated build around the DLR – as well as the stakeholder management process with Transport for London and Network Rail.”
Simon Birchall, executive director at Capita’s property and infrastructure business, said: “Royal Mint Gardens will be IJM’s flagship first project in London, and we look forward to working with it over the next four years to deliver an iconic residential development.”
“Capita’s record of delivery on complex build programmes, like the Library of Birmingham and its work on the London 2012 Olympic Park, and rail schemes, like HS2, means that it is ideally suited for this project.”
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