This month’s edition of Premier Construction focuses on a selection of fantastic projects – from new builds to restorations – which are taking place across the UK and overseas. In this edition we profile the impressive work of The Santon Group; take a look at the brand new flagship Lacoste store; and highlight the extensive restoration work at London’s Victoria Park. Founded in 1992, The Santon Group is one of the largest private developers in the country. The Group has substantial investments in listed property companies and its expertise lie in the planning and development of both residential and commercial properties. Amongst The Santon Group’s impressive portfolio is the multiaward winning Highland Club; the Tesco Distribution Warehouse in Livingston; and the new North Street Quarter scheme. Situated opposite Harrods, the brand new Lacoste London is the largest Lacoste store in Europe and boasts a Lacoste Lab – the brand’s new concept in shopping – along with a number of state-of the- art features.
The three-storey Lacoste site comprises a lower ground level aimed at shoppers aged between 16 and 24; a ground floor reserved for menswear – including Lacoste’s L!VE collection and Lacoste Lab; and a first floor for ladieswear and children’s clothing. The Victoria Park Restoration project is a recently completed £12.4 million scheme that has restored the iconic London parkland to its former glory.
The project comprised a large number of new and exciting works, including the renovation of play areas, the restoration of the Burdett Coutts drinking fountain and the construction of a new Chinese Pagoda and bridge. The Victoria Park Restoration project was funded by Tower Hamlets Council in partnership with The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, commented: “The refurbishment was a once in a life-time opportunity to bring a much loved park up to date.”
Also in this edition of Premier Construction, we take a look at the important work being conducted by Construction Study Centre to train the future generation of the construction industry.
Lorne Alway, Managing Director of Construction Study Centre, said: “At Construction Study Centre we have been working with the industry for well over 20 years now to provide good quality training at a reasonable cost.”
We now invite you, readers, to join us as we praise the people who are developing our future.