HBG awarded £22.5 million Sun Microsystems repeat contract

20 February 2001 15:00 - BAM Construction, London

HBG Construction Ltd has been awarded a £22.5 million contract to construct two new buildings for Sun Microsystems Ltd at its prestigious Guillemont Park Development at Fleet on the Surrey/Hampshire borders.

The contract is the third in a series of phases undertaken by HBG Construction for Sun Microsystems at this 19-hectare site close to Junction 4a of the M3 motorway.  In all, five buildings, a 1,800-space car parking facility, landscaping and infrastructure works make up the £70 million overall development.

Having completed Phase I in September 2000, involving the site clearance, infrastructure works and Buildings ‘A’ and ‘B’ [now called Java House and Solaris House respectively], HBG Construction is half-way through the construction of Building ‘C’, due for completion in October 2001.  The latest contract is to construct Buildings ‘D’ and ‘E’ to accommodate research laboratories, a customer evaluation department and a network systems department – all in a controlled test and research environment.  Completion is programmed for early 2002.

Project manager is Heery International Ltd, quantity surveyor is Hanscomb Ltd, architect is Aukett Associates Ltd and the structural engineer is Peter Brett Associates.

Editor’s Notes:

HBG Construction is one of the UK’s leading construction businesses and an operating company of the £3.2 billion European group HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv.   In the UK, HBG Construction has a turnover of over £600 million and operates throughout the country from regional centres in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester and Newcastle.

For further information contact:

Alan Smith, HBG Public Relations Department, telephone 020 8338 2635 or e-mail: asmith@hbgc.co.uk

Issued by

Public Relations Department, HBG Construction Limited, Merit House, Edgware Road, Colindale, London NW9 5AF. Fax 020 8200 3478

Note For Editors

HBG Construction Ltd is presently managing and constructing a major manufacturing facility for Sun Microsystems Ltd in Linlithgow, Scotland; reflecting the spirit of partnership built-up between the two companies