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Warings signs deal for Southampton’s £48m towers

20 Nov 12 Bouygues subsidiary Warings has signed a £48.5m contract to design and build a property development consisting of three towers in Southampton.

Admiral’s Quay
Admiral’s Quay

The project includes an 81m-high, 26-storey tower that will be one of the tallest buildings on the south coast. The two residential towers alongside will be 50m and 30m respectively. These new buildings form part of the Admiral’s Quay development of luxury apartments.

The contractor said it would use solar control glass, ventilation and air conditioning in the towers, which will be completely clad in glass, to avoid the apartments overheating in the summer.

Work has now started on site and the project is due to be completed in December 2014. Around 500 people will be working onsite at peak periods.

Bouygues, a French construction giant, has grown its presence in the UK in recent yeasr through the acquisitions of Warings in December 2007, the Leadbitter Group at the beginning of 2011 and Thomas Vale in June 2012.

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