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18 November 2015

LAING O'ROURKE SIGN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR BRUNEL BUILDING, PADDINGTON

Derwent London plc and Laing O’Rourke Construction have signed a fixed price contract for the development of the Brunel Building, 55-65 North Wharf Road, Paddington W2 for £116.0m. Work is due to start early next year for completion in the first half of 2019.

The Brunel Building will comprise 240,000 sq ft of offices fronting the Grand Union Canal opposite Paddington station.  The Fletcher Priest designed building will be sixteen storeys with an innovative external diagrid structure, which will enable column-free internal areas and will have two large roof terraces on the upper floors.  The entrance faces onto the canal alongside a new public realm which will be created on the waterside.

Paul Sheffield, Managing Director, Laing O’Rourke, commented:   “We look forward to delivering the Brunel Building, further strengthening our partnership with Derwent London.  The project is one that requires complex engineering, supported by our in-house capabilities along with a fully integrated supply chain.  The exposed high quality concrete features of this fantastic building will be delivered using a blend of traditional construction and off-site manufacturing.”

Paul Williams, Director, Derwent London, commented: “We are very pleased to be working with Laing O’Rourke, and very excited by the prospects for the Brunel Building.  The development not only creates high quality office space it will also significantly add to the vibrancy of the area, which is enjoying significant regeneration ahead of the opening of Crossrail in 2018.”   

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