£23m Cardiff New Building Win for Vinci

Tuesday, 3rd January 2012
  The first project for the new year for Cardiff has been announced as Vinci Construction UK has been named as the winner of a £23m contract from developers Cambrian Holst for a student accommodation block and fire station in central Cardiff.   The student accommodation will be divided into two sections; the first will have 107 en-suite bedrooms, 40 studios and one disabled bedroom and the second section will include 274 en-suite bedrooms, 117 studios and one flat.   The fire station will involve the design and build of a new station with three fire appliance bays and ancillary accommodation.   The contractor’s UK Building Division - Midlands, South West Wales and Retail, managing director Chris Pape said: “This is another excellent opportunity for Vinci Construction UK to demonstrate their ability to produce work of the highest standard right in the heart of Cardiff.   “Both the student accommodation and the fire station will pose their own individual challenges which will require all of our expertise”   The two projects will run in tandem and will involve working in partnership with architects Morgan 2 Hayman as well as structural engineers Jubb Consulting Ltd to ensure that completion is to the highest standard.