Mace lands deal for 28-storey London Bridge office tower

Mace has been appointed principal contractor for a 260,000 square feet office development at London Bridge.

The 28-storey tower, which aims to be the most sustainable office block in London, will also incorporate a large shared green roof terrace and an adjacent public park.

The project is valued at £500m by data intelligence provider Glenigan.

Mace was appointed to the scheme, located at St Thomas Street, by Dutch developer Edge along with Goldman Sachs Asset Management and funding partners Local Pensions Partnership Investments and the London Fund.

The company has already delivered two major projects – the iconic Shard and Shard Place – in the London Bridge area.

The new development has been designed by architects Pilbrow & Partners to harness natural ventilation through underfloor air supply and maximise natural light through floor to ceiling windows.

Aiming to secure both BREEAM Outstanding and WELL Platinum certification, it has a targeted regulated energy consumption of less than 23 kWh/m2.

Construction will begin in January 2023, with completion expected in the first quarter of 2026. 

Gareth Lewis, CEO for Construction, Mace, said the ambition of the development went “hand in hand” with the company’s own vision and purpose.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to move the dial when it comes to delivering a truly sustainable building, and we are excited to be part of this journey,” he said.

“Mace has a strong track record of delivery in the London Bridge Quarter, and we look forward to continuing to play our part in the transformation of this vibrant area.”

Edge’s executive managing director in the UK Fons van Dorst said the scheme would set a new bar for sustainability in London offices.

“Edge London Bridge will be a flagship scheme for the city that can set a new bar for sustainability in London offices,” he said.

“At Edge, we are committed to driving down the embodied carbon of our developments, with the aim of hitting absolute zero carbon by 2050 – as set out in our Roadmap.

“Mace’s role as contractor will be pivotal in helping us to make construction of this scheme more efficient.”

In a recent interview with Construction News, Mace CEO Mark Reynolds revealed the contractor was bracing for a £60m hole in its turnover for 2022 due to projects being affected by the fallout of the invasion of Ukraine.

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