Lend Lease lands £75 million Hammersmith construction project
Lend Lease’s Construction business has been appointed by longstanding client, Legal & General Property, to create a £75 million mixed-use scheme on Hammersmith Road in London.
The 350,000 sq ft development includes a 10-storey, Grade-A flexible office space, new retail frontage and public plaza.
The London-based construction agency is set to start work in early January 2015 with completion expected in summer 2017.
Lend Lease will focus on creating a light and airy flexible working space with an improved townscape.
The new 242,000 sq ft office, designed by Sheppard Robson, which will be home to up to 2,000 workers, will be built to maximise natural daylight and feature outdoor roof terraces.
Able to accommodate from one to 29 tenants, the development will be stepped back from Hammersmith Road, with a new landscaped plaza at the front that leads through to a podium garden.
The public plaza will be landscaped to increase biodiversity and the Hammersmith Road pavement will be fully refurbished.
A business lounge and café will form part of the retail element, which totals 13,000 sq ft, further enhancing the public realm and facilitating social interaction for workers and the wider local community.
Dennis Wilson, Lend Lease project director, said: “We are excited to be working with Legal & General and further strengthening the relationship that delivered both Central Saint Giles and Legal & General’s headquarters at One Coleman Street, London Wall.
“This latest success capitalises on our strategy of winning repeat work from longstanding clients, and adds to our growing pipeline – having secured several major opportunities over the last few months.”
Simon Wilkes, Head of Business Space Development at Legal & General Property, added: “Lend Lease’s appointment on this exciting new development reflects the team’s understanding of our needs, innovative approach and shared commitments to safety, the community and sustainability. Following this, we feel that we now have the best team in place to deliver what is set to be a milestone development for Hammersmith as a key office location in London.”
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