McLaren has been given a £37.5m contract by Viridis Real Estate Services to construct a new eight- storey commercial building at 25-32 Chancery Lane. The project includes lower ground floor level with retail units fronting on to Chancery Lane. The Chancery Lane façade will be retained and restored as part of the redevelopment while other new elevations will be clad in specialist glazing and feature terracotta.
The second project, valued at £28m, is the remodelling of 1 King William Street, near Bank Station for UD Europe, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Urban Development Corporation (c/o Kajima Partnership). The building was previously home to Rothchilds, who have now moved out to a new signature international office next door. The 1997 extension, behind a 1920s Grade II listed building, will be 50% demolished from roof level to ground floor, leaving just a core structure. This will then be replaced with a new primary structure, to be clad in handmade brick.
McLaren Construction managing director Phil Pringle said: “These projects see us furthering our commercial project pipeline within key locations in London and we are very pleased to be working with Viridis Real Estate Services Limited and Kajima Partnership Limited. We look forward to establishing a successful working relationship with both of these important customers.”