Royal Wharf Development Under Threat as Mace Quits Project
The huge residential Royal Wharf scheme in London’s Dockland is under threat as Mace leaves the project just months after being appointed as construction manager for the first phase.
Mace was appointed in December to deliver the first phase by developers Oxley Developments and Ballymore, however Construction Enquirer has reported construction rapidly fell behind schedule.
It’s thought that Roundstone Construction Services (a Ballymore subsidiary) will replace Mace
A statement from the developers said: “Oxley Developments and Ballymore have confirmed they are continuing with further phases at Royal Wharf, following the successful commencement of Phase 1 by Mace, which includes the completion of the pre-construction phase and procurement of the primary packages.
“This now provides a stable production plan for the delivery phase of the project, which will enable Roundstone Construction Services to deliver the remainder of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the project.
“Mace will be undertaking a planned transition over the next few months and Oxley and Ballymore would like to thank Mace for their support to date.”
When completed, the Royal Wharf development will be the biggest new Docklands community since the construction of the Canary Wharf complex, bringing a mixed-use development with over 3,000 apartments, town houses, retail space, cafes, a school, restaurants and other leisure facilities such as an impressive new gym. The community is being seen as a cornerstone of East London’s regeneration.