Derbyshire contractor bags £4.6m capital gig

Enrok's Simon Bennett at the development in Brixton

A Derbyshire construction firm has won a £4.6m contract to deliver 63 luxury apartments in South London.

Enrok Construction, which is headquartered in Ednaston, has begun work on the scheme in Brixton in collaboration with London-based developer Node Living.

The project will see an existing four-storey building on Shakespeare Road expanded to five floors, with the new top floor set to contain six penthouse apartments within sight of The Shard, Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster.

Simon Bennett MCIOB, operations director at Enrok, described the development as a “flagship” project for the Derbyshire contractor.

He said: “Building outwards is not always feasible in high-density areas, so developing upwards is an effective solution – and something that is becoming increasingly popular across London and other densely populated cities where space is at a premium.

“Working in London does come with its own challenges, but our project planning and existing presence in London has enabled us to hit the ground running on the scheme and we are looking forward to delivering it successfully.”

Bennett added: “We hope that this marks the start of a strong working relationship with Node and very much look forward to the prospect of future collaborations.”

Aamir Siddiqui, development director at Node, said: “We are delighted to be working with Enrok Construction to deliver this exciting scheme in Brixton. In addition to the collection of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, Node’s newest residence will also boast a co-working space, residents lounge and an outdoor amenity. It will be in close proximity to a range of co-working facilities, Brixton Village, Pop Brixton, underground, overground transport links and other neighbourhood amenities.

“We are pleased to have Enrok onboard and look forward to welcoming new residents in early 2023.”