Kier Selected For First Phase Of Ram Brewery Development

Construction group will begin work this month

Constrution group Kier has been named as preferred bidder to deliver the first phase of The Ram Quarter, the major Wandsworth regeneration scheme valued at £170m. The first phase includes 338 of the 663 new homes which will be built on the site.  
The Ram Quarter will be delivered in three phases by developers The Greenland Group. Kier will begin enabling works this month for the first phase, including river works and the construction of the basement, and is due to complete the first phase in early 2017.
Working with project managers Gardiner & Theobald, architects EPR and engineers WSP Group, Kier will deliver:

· 411,000sq ft of new build housing and retail space, laid out across nine blocks of between four and ten storeys
· 56,000sq ft refurbishment and remodelling of the Grade II* listed brewery complex, transforming it into high quality restaurants, boutique shops, cafes and bars, a micro-brewery, a brewery museum and an additional 14 residential units
· 105,000sq ft of basement car parking
· An energy centre to serve the entire development’s electricity needs
· Realignment of 230m of flood defences along the River Wandle in order to open up the space and provide public access along a new riverside walk
Kier managing director for major projects, Colin Lamb, said: “We are very pleased to be working with The Greenland Group on the £170m first phase of the Ram Quarter project. It is a landmark development that will deliver substantial economic and social benefit for the community of Wandsworth and the wider region, as it regenerates this historic site.  
Wenhao Qian, Greenland Group’s general manager, said: “We have assembled an expert and respected team to create every aspect of The Ram Quarter, the Greenland Group’s first project in the UK.  We are commiApril 28, 2015nding new public realm, which attracts visitors from all over London to the shops, restaurants and riverside walks in the heart of Wandsworth.”
Prices start at £450,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, with first completions from 2017.
The Ram Quarter, London’s newest development south of the Thames, will provide 663 new homes in the centre of Wandsworth.  In addition to a landmark residential tower and over 9,500 sq m of space dedicated to new shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, this development by the Greenland Group will preserve many of the site’s historic buildings, which will be restored and refurbished.  The River Wandle, which runs through the site, will be rejuvenated according to the developers.
The development is located on the site of the former Ram Brewery (most recently run by Young’s until the brewery’s closure in 2006), a place where brewing has taken place since at least 1533. The new development maintains that heritage by incorporating the brewery’s listed buildings, which will house a new microbrewery and museum.
The Greenland Group is a global development and asset management Fortune 500 company. The Group works across various disciplines and is one of China’s largest property investors.  Globally, the company has 23 ultra-high-rise landmark buildings completed or under construction, four of which are among the top ten highest buildings in the world.
Kier is currently involved in some of the biggest building schemes in London, including Crossrail, the redevelopment of King's Cross and the Greenwich Peninsula energy centre. It is an integrated property, residential, construction and services group operating across a range of sectors including defence, education, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities.

April 27, 2015