Galliford Try selected for £55m Marble Arch rebuilding project in London

WCN Editorial Team 26 Jul 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Galliford Try’s Building business has been selected by The Portman Estate for a £55m project to rebuild 1-4 Marble Arch in London.

Originally built in the 1920s, the building is located opposite the Marble Arch monument, in London’s West End. As part of the project, the existing façade will be retained. Complete demolition and rebuilding will take place behind the façade.

The new building will include three floors of retail space and seven floors of Category A offices.

Galliford Try Building managing director Ian Jubb said: “Our business has an excellent track record in producing high quality mixed-use schemes throughout London. We are delighted that The Portman Estate has entrusted us once more with such a high-profile scheme in such an iconic location and look forward to working with them to create a memorable destination for the West End.”

It is the second major project for which The Portman Estate selected Galliford Try, after the 1-9 Seymour Street project, which was completed in 2018.

The Portman Estate projects director Michael Jones said: “Following the success of 1-9 Seymour Street in 2018, we are delighted to confirm that Galliford Try Building has been re-appointed as our delivery partner on our latest direct development, 1-4 Marble Arch.”

In April 2019, Galliford Try Partnerships was selected by Enfield Council’s Cabinet to deliver the first 725 homes at the council’s £6bn Meridian Water scheme.

The first phase is part of the Meridian Water development, under which 10,000 homes will be delivered, along with public spaces, community facilities and road and rail networks, and creating 6,000 jobs.

The first homes will include a significant number of affordable homes, which will be built by 2022. These will be complemented by new public squares, shops and leisure facilities.

The new homes will be delivered around the new Meridian Water train station. Planning permission is already in place for the new homes and construction enabling had started in January 2017.

Seventeen developers and housing associations expressed an interest in the Meridian One project. Of 10 bids that were received, those submitted by Galliford Try, L&Q, Peabody and Redrow were shortlisted.

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Image: 1-4 Marble Arch building at London’s West End. Photo: Courtesy of Galliford Try plc.

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