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21Oct93 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: PETROTRIN DEAL HEADS WIMPEY'S £85M.

Wimpey Construction has won more than £85 million worth of contracts in Trinidad and the UK.The largest is a US$80 million (£52 million) design and build award from the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Petrotrin).Work entails upgrading Petrotrin's refinery at Point-a-Pierre and includes the installation of a hydrogen plant and sulphur recovery unit. Work is due to finish in mid-1995.Wimpey's Trinidad office has also secured a £5.3 million job from the Republic Bank to build a six-storey granite-clad extension to the bank's headquarters in Port of Spain. When the extension is finished Wimpey will refurbish the rest of the building.In the UK, Wimpey will build a £10.5 million leisure centre at Jarman Fields, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, for Rank and Ladbroke. The complex includes an ice rink and a swimming pool with flumes, tunnels and water slides. Wimpey will also erect the shell and core of a six-screen cinema and a 30-lane bowling alley.Meanwhile, Sainsbury has awarded an £8 million order for a 6,800 sq m supermarket and a 2,800 sq m Homebase store at Woking, Surrey.Other contracts include a £6.4 million job from Tesco for a 6,400 sq m supermarket at Hayes, west London; and a £5.7 million scheme to convert three and four-storey maisonettes at Islington, Liverpool, into 84 houses and bungalows for Co-operative Development Services, part of Liverpool City Council. CONSTRUCTION NEWS