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United House in line for £60m mixed use Hyundai scheme

United House is in the final stages of securing a £60 million contract to build the Alfa Laval mixed use scheme in Brentford which will provide a major new site for car maker Hyundai, Construction News understands.

The 46,450 sq m scheme comprises two hotels, a care home, offices, and private and affordable residential blocks.

Canmoor Projects was appointed as project manager for the scheme which was designed by Assael Architecture, Hoare Lea and Walsh Associates.

The project had been on hold following the financial crash but was revived after Hyundai bought into it in order to provide a major showroom at the front of the tower which will be visible from the A4.

The revised plans submitted in May this year provide for 200 new homes, refurbishment of the Alfa Laval building for the use of a 159-bed hotel and a 6,498 sq m car showroom incorporating MOT testing.

They also include the redevelopment of the remainder of the site to provide a 151-bed hotel, 4,677sq m of offices, 228 sq m of retail and community space, 206 flats, maisonettes and houses, public and private open spaces and 417 car parking spaces.

It is understood that former Ardmore director Keith Allington who joined United House last year was instrumental in helping the company secure the job.

Mr Allington, who is managing director of United House’s construction arm United House Limited, was brought in to spearhead the delivery of the strategic growth of the company.

He joined after 20 years at Ardmore Construction where he was a main board director.

The contract would represent a significant win for United which is primarily focused on the residential market.

It comes just days after the group was named as part of the winning consortium on the £147 million Gallions Quarter project.

United House declined to comment on the deal.

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