The construction superpower China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has recently held high-level discussions with UK contractors in an effort to break into the UK property market. It is thought that four of the UK’s largest contractors have been interviewed by CSCEC with a view to forming a 50:50 joint venture. The successful contractor will work with CSCEC on the £400 million One Nine Elms scheme (previously known as Market Towers) in central London. The scheme will comprise two towers containing 439 private residential units, 52 affordable homes and a 187 room, five star hotel. Construction work is expected to begin during in early 2015. It is likely that this will be the first of many UK-Chinese link-ups to emerge in the UK construction industry.