Kier chosen for £69m London project

Kier has been chosen by two property firms to build a £69m commercial development near London’s Southwark Bridge.

Investors Barings and LBS Properties said the 12-storey, 13,800-square-metre building will provide mainly offices together with affordable workspace and retail.

The aim is for the building, named 135 Park Street, to achieve UK Green Building Council ‘upfront carbon’ targets.

It will also target the BREEAM ‘outstanding’ rating, along with a five-star NABERS energy rating.

Kier will make use of sustainable elements to reduce carbon during construction and throughout the building’s life cycle, including low-carbon concrete and a largely prefabricated façade, along with efficient mechanical and engineering services, the company said in a statement.

David McKenzie, managing director for London, south & strategic projects at Kier Construction, said: “We bring Kier’s extensive experience and technical expertise to this project, delivering large-scale commercial developments on tight inner-city sites using modern methods of construction and offsite production.”

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