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Skanska awarded £50m Bevis Marks development

25 Oct 11 Skanska is set to start construction of a new 16-storey commercial development in Bevis Marks in the City of London.

Client for the scheme is Bevis Marks Development Ltd, owned by AXA Real Estate, MGPA and Eurohypo. Bevis Marks Development has appointed CORE to manage the project on its behalf.

Skanska will take on all construction, mechanical and electrical service installations, piling & foundations and utilities itself, using in-house resources.

The building will include retail areas, basement, basement mezzanine, ground floor and 15 upper floors totalling 22,000 square metres. Completion is scheduled for the autumn of 2013.

To achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, features include combined heat and power generation, rainwater harvesting systems, energy saving lighting systems, condensing boilers, electronically commutated motors on fan coils and energy reclaim systems on AHU plant. All internal services will be controlled by a building management system to increase energy efficiency.

Founded on a combination of re-used and new piles, the structure will be comprised of steel and concrete frame and clad with curtain walling.

Fletcher Priest Architects designed the scheme.

Paul Heather, managing director of Skanska’s building - London & southeast operating unit, said: "Credit must be given to all parties involved in this project for their persistence over the past months to ensure we have reached contract award.”

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