Work on the new 218,500 sq ft 11-storey building is set to begin immediately. The building will include speculative Grade A offices as well as retail space and additional public realm works next to Hammersmith tube station.
The appointment comes after the contractor completed the first phase of the scheme at 10 Hammersmith Grove in July last year. This included 110,000 sq ft of office space and 6,000 sq ft of cafes, restaurants and public space.
Designed by Flanagan Lawrence, 12 Hammersmith Grove is being built on the site of a former car park. It is funded by Scottish Widows Investment property Partnership Trust (SWIPPT).
The project is scheduled to reach completion for spring 2016 and has been designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, with features including green sedum roofing. The developer hopes that future office workers in the building will be encouraged to choose ‘green’ modes of transport to get to work. Electric car charge points and 257 cycle racks are being provided.
Wates Construction director Richard Shroll said: “Our appointment to deliver 12 Hammersmith Grove is testament to the success of the first phase of the development, which Wates completed on time and on budget last year. We are entering a period of firm confidence in the recovery of the UK economy and we are very proud to be a part of this flagship scheme, which is at the forefront of the regeneration in West London.”