1 Wood Crescent Tops Out


A major construction milestone was celebrated yesterday with the topping out of 1 Wood Crescent, a nine-storey office development on plot D of Television Centre in White City, London.

Forming part of the ongoing redevelopment of Television Centre, Laing O’Rourke is delivering 1 Wood Crescent for Stanhope on behalf of investors Mitsui Fudosan and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) and some of their clients.

The topping out ceremony took place at the highest point of the new building and invited guests marked the milestone with a ceremonial bolt tightening followed by speeches from Seamus French, Laing O’Rourke’s Managing Director, Europe and CEO-designate, Laing O’Rourke and Stanhope’s respective project leaders as well as Councillor Ben Coleman, deputy leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

Situated within a constrained London site Laing O’Rourke’s offsite approach has allowed 1 Wood Crescent to reach this stage faster, more safely and more efficiently with minimum disruption to the surrounding area. Design standardisation has also helped the clients achieve their BREEAM Excellent target largely due to the environmental benefits inherent to offsite manufacturing.

Following the start of construction in March 2021, the structural construction works to 1 Wood Crescent at Television Centre are now complete, with remaining activities underway in readiness for a scheduled final completion in early 2023.

1 Wood Crescent is made up of 112,247 sq ft of prime office space located on the west side of the Television Centre campus which will include multiple terraces and a café, all with views over Hammersmith Park and the surrounding White City area and beyond.

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Laing O’Rourke is proud to be delivering 1 Wood Crescent for Stanhope. Our digitally enabled use of modern methods of construction has been instrumental in achieving today’s milestone. It's also helped us minimise the impact of construction for residents and businesses in the area.

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Jonathan Trout, Property & Commercial Director, Stanhope said:

“The completion of the construction phase of 1 Wood Crescent is another key milestone in the ongoing redevelopment of the Television Centre site and the overall regeneration of White City. We are delighted to welcome PVH Corp., one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world, upon completion, adding yet another creative giant to this growing innovation district.”

Tomoo Nakamura, Managing Director, Mitsui Fudosan UK said:

“We are delighted with the progress made in the construction of 1 Wood Crescent at Television Centre and the ‘Topping Out’ ceremony highlights the great progress towards final completion of the works in early 2023. Mitsui Fudosan are proud to support this project and the ongoing development of a growing innovation district in West London.”

Rupert Wingfield, Real Estate Head, Europe, AIMCo said:

“Having commenced construction of 1 Wood Crescent in 2021 with Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan, it is pleasing to see the building approaching completion. Television Centre continues to attract global leaders in creativity and innovation, and the delivery of 1 Wood Crescent will offer these occupiers Grade A, BREEAM Excellent accommodation. We look forward to the full completion of the building next year.”