Press Release

Balfour Beatty awarded £197 million Lewisham Gateway Phase Two regeneration contract

20 July 2020


Balfour Beatty today announces that it has been awarded a £197 million contract to construct Phase Two of the Lewisham Gateway regeneration scheme on behalf of Lewisham Gateway Developments, a subsidiary of Muse Developments. Once complete, the scheme will be owned and operated by Get Living.

The contract will see Balfour Beatty construct four mixed-use buildings, including 530 homes for rent, 119 co-living units, a cinema and gym, office facilities, as well as retail and restaurant areas. The development will also create dedicated ‘green spaces’ for the community to enjoy.

In addition to delivering the main construction works, Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick will deliver the infrastructure’s mechanical and electrical (M&E) works, while Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering will carry out the piling works. Located adjacent to Lewisham’s DLR station, Lewisham Gateway will represent one of the largest transformational regeneration schemes in South East London, with the overall scheme creating up to 900 new homes and urban spaces for the local community.

As part of Balfour Beatty’s commitment to 25 by 2025, an initiative to reduce work undertaken onsite by 25% by 2025, the team will utilise modular construction techniques throughout including the installation of prefabricated bathroom pods, which will in turn increase efficiency, quality and onsite safety.

Graham Hill, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s UK Construction Services business in London, said: “Our selection by Muse Developments for the Lewisham Gateway Phase Two development is testament to Balfour Beatty’s ability to deliver key regeneration projects in London, having most recently been appointed to deliver Phase One of the East Wick and Sweetwater development last year.

“Our ability to offer a fully integrated solution for our customers, from ground engineering expertise and M&E capabilities through to main works construction will significantly contribute to the regeneration of Lewisham Gateway, leaving a lasting-legacy for years to come.

“All works will be delivered strictly adhering to Balfour Beatty’s COVID-19 Site Operating Procedures, which are fully aligned to the latest UK Government guidelines to ensure the continued health, safety and wellbeing of all those who work for and with the company.”

Mike Auger, Regional Director at Muse Developments, said: “Bringing Balfour Beatty on board to build Lewisham Gateway is a proud milestone for everyone involved with the scheme, as it highlights confidence in our long-term vision - despite the unprecedented situation we all find ourselves in - to deliver a truly transformational scheme that will drive economic and social prosperity in the heart of Lewisham when it’s needed most.

“At Muse, we’re committed to bringing the best of the public and private sector together, to help restart the economy, which will come from our towns and cities, by bringing forward high-quality design, but importantly a purpose at its heart to meet the diverse needs of the community. We look forward to working closely with Get Living and Balfour Beatty as the scheme progresses.”

Following a pre-construction services agreement which commenced in mid-2019, full works are due to begin imminently with completion expected in Autumn 2023. At construction peak, the scheme will employ 500 people, with a minimum of 5% of its workforce formed of apprentices and graduates.

Image: An artist impression of Lewisham Gateway Phase Two



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Balfour Beatty Notes to Editors:

  • Balfour Beatty ( is a leading international infrastructure group. With 26,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
  • Our main geographies are the UK, US and Hong Kong. Over the last 110 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
  • Significant projects in Balfour Beatty’s current regional construction portfolio in London include the Madison; a £151m 54 storey residential tower in Canary Wharf, as well as the £102 million East Wick & Sweetwater redevelopment scheme in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. In Westminster, Balfour Beatty Regional Construction London is delivering One Palace Street; a collection of 72 super prime residences located opposite Buckingham Palace, and 60 Curzon Street; a collection of 32 super prime residences and a restaurant, situated in the heart of London’s exclusive Mayfair district. Projects outside of London include the East Slope student accommodation project worth £180m providing 2,117 bedrooms across 28 buildings for the University of Sussex.
  • Over the years Balfour Beatty has delivered a range of key projects to keep London moving and its economy thriving. Recently completed projects include the delivery of the £42m 5 Miles Street (Urbanest Vauxhall) scheme; a 32 storey student accommodation tower providing 454 student beds and communal amenities and Vine Street (Urbanest City); a new £85 million mixed-use student accommodation scheme in the City of London. On the site of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Balfour Beatty has completed a number of projects including the £10m Bobby Moore Primary School and the £31m Bobby Moore Academy Secondary school, which now provides facilities for 1,120 students and will serve the new neighbourhoods of East Wick and Sweetwater. Other completed projects include the £41m Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore, North London on behalf of the RNOH NHS Trust delivering a state-of-the-art five storey inpatient ward facility.

Muse Developments Notes to Editors:

  • Lewisham Gateway Developments is a subsidiary of Muse Developments.
  • Muse Developments is the UK’s leading light in mixed-use development and urban regeneration, with a range of major schemes across the country. Delivering innovative places through collaboration, Muse brings together the best of the public and private sector to deliver transformational change and maximise social value.
  • A national developer - with regional operations in Manchester, London, Leeds and Glasgow - Muse is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group which operates through six divisions of Construction & Infrastructure, Fit Out, Property Services, Partnership Housing, Urban Regeneration and Investments.

Get Living Notes to Editors:

  • Get Living is the UK’s most experienced and progressive build to rent operator of large-scale residential neighbourhoods. A pioneer in the build to rent sector, Get Living offers simple, straightforward living in brilliant big city neighbourhoods. Its market-leading expertise is derived from over seven years of actively operating the UK’s most prominent build to rent asset, East Village.
  • Get Living’s £2billion portfolio comprises 3,000 homes for rent across three neighbourhoods; East Village and Elephant Central in London and New Maker Yards at Middlewood Locks, Manchester. Further neighbourhoods are planned in the UK’s six biggest cities, including Leeds and Glasgow, with ambitions to grow the portfolio to 12,500 homes within five years.
  • Get Living Plc is owned by Qatari Diar; APG, the Dutch pension fund manager; and DOOR, a co-investment platform for Delancey's client fund DV4 and Oxford Properties, the global real estate arm of OMERS.
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