Kier has been appointed to deliver two significant schemes in London, worth €127.8m (£107m) in total. It has been appointed to deliver The Fitzrovia, a commercially led mixed-use scheme on Tottenham Court Road for development manager, CO-RE, and by a joint venture comprising Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo to deliver 1&2 Macfarlane Place, residential development in White City. The Fitzrovia is an 88,000ft² redevelopment project-based 200m from Oxford Street. The six-storey scheme will provide eight residential apartments, 65,000ft² of Grade A office space and 8,000ft² of flexible retail and education space.
Offsite construction will be a key focus, the facade will consist of both ceramic and brick-faced precast concrete panels, with glazing installed off site and craned into position as finished bays. The scheme has a large focus on sustainability, with targets of BREEAM Excellent, WELL Gold, WIRED Platinum, and NABERS accreditation.
1&2 Macfarlane Place launches the second phase of the joint venture’s redevelopment of the iconic BBC Television Centre. The 151,000ft² project which will include the construction of two residential blocks facing Wood Lane, consisting of eight-storeys and nine-storeys respectively. The project will provide 142 mixed tenure residential units, which will be managed by The Peabody Group. The apartments will offer a selection of London affordable rent, London living rent and shared ownership properties plus 2821ft² of flexible commercial space at ground floor level.
Liam Cummins, Group managing director at Kier Construction said: “We are delighted to be delivering on our strategic goal of market growth through developing our relationships with long-term blue-chip clients. These high profile wins not only grow our portfolio in the London market, but they also build on our technical excellence and experience in delivering large-scale mixed-use and residential schemes. In line with our clients’ visions and our Building for a Sustainable World framework we welcome the opportunity to leave lasting sustainable and social legacies in the vibrant communities of both these projects through our off-site, carbon saving and social value approach.”
David Hutton, director at CO—RE, said in a statement: “The Fitzrovia will go beyond the requirements of the modern occupier, providing a high-end design and flexible commercial space just moments from the transformed Tottenham Court Road Station. As we step into a new era, access to outside space is an increasingly important consideration for all occupiers. The Fitzrovia will meet this demand through the provision of both private and communal outdoor terraces.”
Jonathan Trout, Property & Commercial Director at Stanhope said: “Construction of 142 affordable homes, and the ongoing construction of a new office building at 1 Wood Crescent, Television Centre, shows the healthy state of the property market in White City. We are looking forward to working with Kier and delivering much needed affordable homes for residents in Hammersmith & Fulham alongside Peabody who share our confidence and long-term commitment for the area.”