TClarke’s selection to work with Principal Contractor Canary Wharf Contractors is a major success as TClarke London Director Barrie Nightingale explains.
This is a landmark project on London’s Southbank and our scope comprises mechanical and electrical packages for shell and core on two towers and also the M&E fit out on Building two. For anyone who has an interest in TClarke, this project win is worth taking note of because it shows how our strategy in our core London M&E business is developing.
If you have followed the business over the last few years, you will know that in London only a few years ago we were solely an electrical contractor. You will know that we acquired a mechanical business with the purpose of growing our mechanical capability to match our electrical capability and compliment it.
Strategically, this would open up a very much larger market to our services and it would also give us the potential to tender for integrated projects. Southbank Place is our largest to date and it is precisely the kind of very large scale combined M&E project for which TClarke would not previously have been able to compete.
Of course it is easy to talk about ‘capability’. It is far, far harder to develop the practical excellence and to deliver the TClarke service onsite, day after day - and build a reputation in this industry. That takes time and it takes a lot of people working hard and doing a very good job. So selection for Southbank Place represents a moment to recognise the quality and commitment of the people in TClarke London who have built our mechanical business in the last few years, working project by project to earn an opportunity like this - they really are helping to secure our prospects for now and the future.