World’s largest contractor picks up major UK double tower contract

A joint venture between the world’s largest contractor, China State Construction Engineering Corporation, and Interserve, has won the race to build the £900m One Nine Elms project.

The tower is also Chinese developer Dalian Wanda Group’s first project outside China.

One Nine Elms comprises two KPF-designed towers at 45 and 60 storeys in height, incorporating 439 homes and a luxury hotel that will operate under the Dalian Wanda brand.

The project is expected to complete in 2018.

China State Construction Engineering Corporation is ranked as the world’s largest global contractor by the authoritative Engineering News Record global contractors league table.