Northern Irish contractor set for Maidenhead deal


A mixed-use scheme set to be built in the heart of Theresa May’s parliamentary constituency is heading the way of Northern Irish contractor McAleer & Rushe, Building understands.

The firm, which is working on a £37m deal to build 100 apartments at the Canalside Walk scheme (pictured) at Paddington Basin in west London, has signed a pre-construction services agreement for the £250m Maidenhead project called the Landing.

The job is being developed by Hub and backed by Norwegian investment group Smedvig. McAleer & Rushe’s contract is believed to be worth around £100m.

Designed by Studio Egret West, the project features six blocks, ranging in height from seven to 16 storeys, containing 424 homes, plus retail, office and public space.

Other firms working on the project include design group AKT II, consultant Skelly & Couch and engineer Buro Happold.

The heights of the tallest blocks have been scaled back after local groups said they were too tall to be built in the Berkshire town.

Hub Maidenhead

Hub’s scheme will include more than 400 homes