Far East Facade wins first project in London, UK

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The UK subsidiary of Far East Global Group has been awarded the contract to a central London office overlooking St. Paul’s Cathedral. The complex job involves partial refurbishment of an existing building and a curved unitized façade to the front of the building.

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Far East Global will carry out the partial refurbishment of an existing building and supply a curved unitized façade for Bouygues
World top five-ranked cladding contractor Far East Global Group has won its first project in the UK to clad a central London office for Bouygues, at 71 Queen Victoria Street, overlooking St. Paul’s Cathedral.
It is the second Chinese cladding business to have secured work in the city. Fellow Chinese specialist Yuanda is presently supplying the curtain walling for British Land’s Cheesgrater tower.
Although a smaller package, Far East Facade’s job is complex, as it involves partial refurbishment of an existing building and a curved unitized façade to the front of the building.
Subsidiary Far East Facade (UK) is run by managing director Peter Walker who said Far East Facade was already bidding on a project in Hull and had several high profile building projects in London, Manchester and Northumberland in its sights.
“That indicates there is serious demand for competition to European suppliers.”
Far East has worked with Balfour Beatty on international jobs and has talked to Sir Robert McAlpine and Laing O’Rourke.
He added: “We haven’t got a list of projects here yet, but I am gathering together a team of high-calibre professionals with strong track records to show we are serious.”
His team includes Darren Clare, a former senior project manager at Permasteelisa, and a senior figure from installation specialist Clearline.
Far East Global started out in Hong Kong in 1969 and has grown rapidly to rank among the top five global cladding players, after buying major supplier G...







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