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News » Up To £20m » McLaren to refurb new FT offices » published 24 May 2017

McLaren to refurb new FT offices

McLaren has won a £48m contract to refurbish and fit out of the New Bracken House office building in the City of London for the Obayashi Corporation.

New Bracken House Above: New Bracken House

Designed by John Robertson Architects, New Bracken House will provide 270,000 sq ft of Grade-A office accommodation for the return of the Financial Times newspaper organisation to the building.

The project consists of the complete strip out of the building with some portions of the floors on the wings removed to create open courtyards. The external listed wings will be cleaned and refurbished.

New Bracken House is at 1 Friday Street in the City of London, next to St Paul’s Cathedral and across the road from 20 Cannon Street, which was also refurbished by McLaren in 2012. Bracken House was occupied by the Financial Times newspaper from the 1950s until 1989; it was partly demolished in 1989 to incorporate a glass and steel façade designed by Michael Hopkins.

The fit-out comprises catering facilities and more than 1500 desks in open plan offices as well as audio and video studio suite and live broadcasting capability, including a news room. New MEP services will be installed throughout.

Domonic Egan, operations director for McLaren Construction in London, said:  “The New Bracken House project is a challenging and exciting addition to our current workload in London and further strengthens McLarens credentials as a leading contractor for commercial office buildings including CAT B fit out. We look for forward to working with Obayashi on this landmark scheme and delivering a high quality modern office building.”




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This article was published on 24 May 2017 (last updated on 29 Aug 2017).

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