Rockwell, a versatile and connected property developer with a proven track record of delivering quality development projects, has appointed John Sisk & Son for pre-construction services to build a 30-storey mixed use tower at Westferry, Canary Wharf.
The scheme provides the opportunity to rejuvenate a derelict site on West India Dock Road, marking Westferry as a destination in its own right and generating £172m for the local economy through construction.
This project will see a mixed use regeneration of vacant land adjacent to Westferry DLR Station providing a 400-bedroom hotel and 66 private residential units. The scheme will also include a restaurant and café, gym facilities and a landscaped pocket park. It is envisaged that construction will begin in Autumn.
Of the new homes, 35 percent will be affordable in perpetuity for local families, with each of the one, two, and three-bed tenure-blind apartments designed to an impeccably high standard. This development will also create 259 new jobs in the hospitality and leisure industry.
The Sisk UK South business has a strong track record in the region building hotels, offices and residential developments over the past 40 years.
Recently, Sisk has built the Hilton Hotel at Wembley, the London Designer Outlet and refurbished the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts facility.
Sisk’s other current high-profile projects in the UK include the £184 million MODA Living, Broad Street project, Birmingham, the £96m Circle Square mixed-use scheme in Manchester, as well as its ongoing involvement in the 7,000-home build-to-rent development at Wembley Park.
Rockwell’s expertise spans four major pillars: land acquisitions, planning, development management and construction. Founded by Donal Mulryan, Rockwell leads several development sites in London including; Quay House in Canary Wharf, Kensington Forum and Charlton Riverside.
Donal Mulryan, Founder of Rockwell, said:
“We are delighted to confirm the pre-construction services appointment of John Sisk & Son for the construction of this landmark development in Canary Wharf. Their track record and experience will help us to deliver this significant mixed use scheme which will bring new jobs and businesses to the local area, in addition to much needed homes for the local community. We are immensely proud of this development and look forward to seeing our vision become a reality.”
Ajaz Shafi, Regional Managing Director at John Sisk & Son, said:
“We are delighted to have been appointed by Rockwell to deliver this important landmark scheme in the heart of East London. We look forward to working in partnership with all our stakeholders and in particular the local community to create a lasting legacy. We deliver quality projects by using innovative construction techniques and digital technology to plan, design and build, with a focus on safety.”
About Rockwell: Rockwell was founded in 2015 by Donal Mulryan, who is a highly successful and trusted property entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in the UK development and construction industry. Rockwell is the latest step in his entrepreneurial journey. He has brought together a talented and high-performing senior team to spearhead the development of landmark multi-use schemes, from concept to delivery.
About John Sisk & Son:
John Sisk & Son is a family owned construction and engineering contractor celebrating 160 years in business in Ireland where it was founded. The company has been active in the UK for over 40 years. Sisk is active across the BTR and other sectors in London, Birmingham and Manchester as well as a range of civil engineering projects and is due to complete the National Convention Centre in Wales this year.