McGee wins landmark Covent Garden office job

McGee has secured the demolition, piling and RC frame for a major £150m landmark office building in the heart of Covent Garden.

The Acre project is being advanced by development manager Platform on behalf of client Northwood Investors International.

The existing 90 Long Acre building complex consists of a grid of blocks up to 11 storeys high built in the 1980s.

The Acre project will see the existing building on a corner of this scheme replaced with a taller building that also infills a gap between the older blocks that will be revamped.

BAM Construction, Lendlease and Sir Robert McAlpine are presently bidding for the main build and refurbishment contract understood to be worth over £60m, according to construction information service Barbour ABI.

Originally McGee was appointed early in the design process for pile testing, soft strip and enabling works.

As a result of this early engagement and active collaboration with the client team, as the design progressed, the benefits of McGee’s integrated offering were realised leading to the major foundations and concrete frame award

Seb Fossey, Group Managing Director, said that with self-delivery at the core of its value proposition, McGee would use its in-house capabilities, including its construction engineering team to truly manage project risks and delivering certainty.


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