ISG has beaten Kier, Leadbitter and Ardmore to win a £61 million contract to build accommodation at a new Center Parcs in Bedfordshire.
Center Parcs Woburn Forest is the operator’s fifth UK village and the project will see ISG deliver 625 lodges at the 365-acre site, which is scheduled to open in spring 2014.
CN revealed the bidders for the job back in April and construction is scheduled to begin in November under a 59-week fast-track scheme.
Work will include the construction of two-, three- and four-bed lodges, built using offsite manufactured timber frames, structural insulated timber wall panels and traditional tiled roofs.
Each lodge will be built using sustainably sourced timber and modern insulation materials.
ISG has already worked on other projects with Blackstone, owner of the Center Parcs business and the Nido student accommodation brand.
In London the contractor has successfully delivered Nido schemes in Notting Hill and Spitalfields. The latter project is valued at £120m and, at 34 storeys, is the world’s tallest student accommodation hall.
Craig Tatton, ISG’s managing director – UK Construction, said: “There has been a great deal of interest in this high-profile development and I’m delighted that ISG has emerged as Center Parcs’ contractor of choice.
“Delivering 625 lodges across such a large site over an accelerated timeframe is a logistically challenging undertaking, especially when you factor in the restricted woodland setting and simultaneous infrastructure development works on site.
“Our extensive experience of offsite construction and just-in-time delivery solutions will prove critical to the success of this scheme, as will be the adoption of direct learning from our Olympic projects, in terms of waste management implementation and fostering positive behavioural change from our workforce.”