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Laing O’Rourke preferred for Paddington office block

3 Aug 15 Laing O’Rourke has been named preferred bidder for the redevelopment of the Brunel Building at 55-65 North Wharf Road in Paddington W2.

Diagrid design by Fletcher Priest Architects
Diagrid design by Fletcher Priest Architects

The project for Derwent London will see the creation of a new 16-storey office building with two additional basement levels and two large roof terraces. 

Designed by Fletcher Priest Architects, the building will have a solid concrete core along the length of the building with floor plates on either side. When complete the building will be 22,320 m2 with an innovative diagrid design allowing flexible column-free floors. 

Completion is expected for 2018, when the adjacent Paddington Crossrail station also opens. The contract value was not disclosed.

Laing O’Rourke (Europe) managing director Paul Sheffield said: “We are delighted to have been named preferred bidder on such a significant project in the area.  Having worked successfully before with Derwent London we are very much looking forward to working in close collaboration with them again to ensure the successful delivery of the project.”

Derwent London property director Simon Silver added: “Paddington’s success was founded on the genius of Brunel. We are confident that, with the Laing O’Rourke team, we will develop an innovative building fit for the next stage of Paddington’s regeneration with the opening of Crossrail in 2018.”

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