Multiplex bags One Nine Elms contract

Wanda One appoints main contractor after parting ways with Balfour Beatty

After a deal with Balfour Beatty fell out of bed last year, Wanda One has hired Multiplex as contractor for its £1bn One Nine Elms development.

The UK arm of Chinese mega-developer Dalian Wanda Group confirmed the news yesterday, with Director Tim Gawthorn adding: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Multiplex as our main contractor for the delivery of One Nine Elms, which on completion will create 437 high quality residential apartments, a 5 star Wanda Vista hotel, world-class amenities and public spaces for the community to enjoy. Following the EU Referendum, this important announcement further demonstrates our commitment to deliver an iconic mixed-use development in the heart of London.”

Ashley Muldoon, CEO at Multiplex for Europe, Middle East, and Canada said: “We are delighted to be working with Wanda globally, supporting them to deliver in Australia – and now in the UK on this prestigious project.”

The 1.14 million square foot Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed scheme is delivering the units across two towers of 42 and 58 storeys at the gateway to the giant regeneration area; the hotel will be the first Wanda Vista to open outside of China.

The developer confirms that 70% of the apartments have now been sold.