Galliford, Crest Nicholson to Build 700 Homes in Epsom, England

Galliford Try Plc, a U.K. construction company, and homebuilder Crest Nicholson Plc have been selected for a contract to build 700 homes in Epsom, southern England.

Galliford and Crest will redevelop the 54 hectare (133 acre) Epsom Cluster hospital site, a former center for psychiatric care, and renovate existing buildings into apartments, Uxbridge, England-based Galliford said in a Regulatory News Service statement today. The U.K. government's regeneration agency English Partnerships awarded the order.

The site will also include a hotel, conference center and offices, the statement said. Work will begin this year and be completed in 2011.

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