Laing O’Rourke receives $211m contract for UK mixed-use project

WCN Editorial Team 1 Mar 2022 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Construction company Laing O’Rourke has secured a contract from Britain’s Derwent London to build a ten-storey commercial, retail, and residential mixed-use project called 19-35 Baker Street in London.

As part of the $211m (£158m) contract, UK-based Laing O’Rourke will be responsible for developing 410,000ft2 of gross area.

Baker Street, designed by Hopkins Architects, will feature nine storeys of category A office spaces, as well as 41 premium residences and 21 retail spaces.

Laing O’Rourke UK Building director Paul McNerney said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to deliver 19-35 Baker Street, further strengthening our relationship with Derwent London.

“We have collaborated closely with the client team for the past twelve months, and by using our product set we have co-created a DfMA solution that delivers the architectural intent of the building, enhanced sustainability credentials and programme gains.

“We are excited to get started and bring to life an exciting vision and a building that supports Derwent’s sustainability strategy.”

The structure aims to cut down embodied carbon through DfMA, construction phase efficiencies, as well as sustainable procurement.

Construction works at the site will commence in June this year and is expected to conclude by H1 2025.

Derwent London development director Richard Baldwin said: “We are thrilled to be working with Laing O’Rourke once again who we believe have the capabilities to drive project certainty through pioneering modern methods of construction.”


Baker Street will feature office spaces, premium residences and retail spaces. Credit: ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay.

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