UKHO will now work with BAM and the project’s designers and cost consultants before seeking planning permission for the new offices later this year. It will continue to operate from its current buildings until moving into the new office, which is planned for 2019. Existing buildings will then be demolished and the land at the front of the site sold for redevelopment.
UKHO chief Executive John Humphrey said: “The redevelopment of UKHO’s Admiralty Way site will see the construction of a new environmentally friendly office to create a modern, collaborative working environment. As well as bringing cost efficiency, the new building will deliver up-to-date technology and working conditions to enable UKHO to sustain a long-term future as a data-centric organisation.”
Craig Allen, BAM Construction Director added: “BAM is thrilled to be given the opportunity to work in collaboration with the UKHO team. We look forward to bringing their vision for future operations to life by delivering a building that will support its work in the digital age.”