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Skanska Wins Contract for 20 Ropemaker Street

Skanska Wins Contract for 20 Ropemaker Street

Skanska has won a £240 million contract to construct 20 Ropemaker Street in Central London for Great Elm Assets Limited, in association with Old Park Lane Management Limited and their Development Partner CO-RE.

Construction is due to start in the first quarter of 2020 and complete early in 2023. Currently the existing buildings are being demolished in advance of construction commencing.

The scheme consists of 419,093sq.ft of office space and 11,785sq.ft of ground level retail space.

20 Ropemaker Street sits at a prominent City of London location, with the junction of Finsbury Pavement and will rise 112 metres high above pavement level, with a double-height retail unit within a ‘street block’ along Finsbury Pavement.

 

“The project is aiming to achieve BREEAM Outstanding and WELL Building Standard Version 2 – Platinum. We will use innovative construction techniques to help the client realise this ambition."

-Steve Holbrook

Managing Director, Skanska Building

 

Sustainable construction

 

The project will deploy sustainable construction techniques that include:

  • Efficient use of water and energy
  • Zero waste to landfill
  • Materials that mitigate the impact of both the building operations and the finished building on the environment

 

Partners

 

Designed by Make Architects, other consultants on the scheme include WT Partnership (quantity surveyors), Waterman (structural engineer) and Hilson Moran (services engineer, including sustainability).

 

Project

 

The project includes the creation of a double-height entrance and lobby along Ropemaker Street close to Moorgate Tube Station and a separate dedicated cycle entrance. A single storey of business space will be located at mezzanine level within the ‘street block’.

Roof terraces

 

Occupiable office space will cover 22 floors, with five accessible roof terraces. Three basement levels are provided for retail servicing, plant, facilities management, cycle and shower facilities.

 

MEP

 

Skanska will also install mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services in the 25-storey commercial project.

 

Picture: Skanska has won a £240 million contract to construct 20 Ropemaker Street in Central London for Great Elm Assets Limited, in association with Old Park Lane Management Limited and their Development Partner CO-RE.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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