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Bouygues wins Singapore tower contract

31 May 16 Bouygues Construction has won a €100m (£73.8m) contract to build a new residential complex in Singapore.

Prefabricated modules will be used for much of the construction.

Its subsidiary Dragages Singapore has signed a contract with property developer United Venture Development – a joint venture between UOL Venture Investments and Singland Homes –  for the construction of two towers in the heart of the city.

The project, which has been designed by ADDP Architects, consists of two 140m, 40-storey tower blocks that together will provide 505 apartments with a total floor area of approximately 46,000m².

“We are very proud that our customer, United Venture Development, has shown confidence in us and given us the opportunity to support them in carrying out this project in Singapore,” said Nicolas Borit, Bouygues Bâtiment international deputy CEO in charge of Asia-Pacific. “The experience in this market acquired by Dragages and the construction system chosen were decisive factors in winning this contract.”

With the agreement of the client, Dragages Singapore has decided to use a modular construction system based on a reinforced concrete structure. This will enable the condominiums to meet the Singapore authorities’ stipulation that 65% of the superstructure of the towers must employ prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC). All other structural elements, particularly the core of the towers, will be produced using traditional techniques. In all, around 1,900 modules will be installed, using large-capacity tower cranes.

Work is due to begin shortly and will take three years, with handover scheduled for the end of the first half in 2019.

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