Galliford Try awarded major housing projects
Galliford Try Partnerships has been selected to work on two major new affordable housing projects worth a combined total of £106 million.Notting Hill Housing has appointed the firm to build the £81 million Great Eastern Quays scheme in East London - the largest single project ever undertaken by Galliford Try.This will involve the construction of up to 350 mixed tenure homes, as well as business, retail and leisure areas. It will also involve the development of public spaces alongside the river and the docks.Collectively, the Royal Docks are the largest enclosed docks in the world with a water area of nearly 250 acres. Their heritage will be preserved by the Great Eastern Quays scheme, with the retention of features such as a 100-year old impounded pumping station.The company has also been chosen to work on a £25 million contract with registered provider Coast and Country Housing, constructing six new Extra Care developments in Redcar. Some 225 units and ancillary facilities will be developed across the surrounding region over the next three years.In addition to these projects, the construction firm has been awarded £20 million of funding through the Homes and Communities Agency's Affordable Homes Programme 2015-18.The largest award made to a commercial housebuilder, it will facilitate the construction of 858 affordable homes across the country.Galliford Try chief executive Greg Fitzgerald said: "The selection of Partnerships for its biggest ever single contract by Notting Hill Housing is testament to the strength of the brand and the hard work of the team. "Likewise, our track record in Extra Care continues to resonate with clients and we look forward to working with our partners to produce high quality housing for their customers."In July this year, Galliford Try acquired Miller Construction, which works on building and infrastructure projects for both the public and private sectors and reported revenue of £409 million in the year to December 31st 2013.
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