Laing O’Rourke has secured a contract for the £700m expansion of London’s Brent Cross shopping centre.
The project will nearly double the size of the shopping centre to 2 million sq ft, through addition of up to 150 new retail stores, a cinema, hotel, 50 restaurants, as well as upgraded public spaces including a new town square.
Laing O’Rourke will work alongside Hammerson and Standard Life Investments, owners of the shopping centre, to finalise the design and procurement. Work on the project, designed by architects Callison RTKL and Chapman Taylor, is anticipated to commence in 2018.
Laing O’Rourke head of UK building Liam Cummins said: “Laing O’Rourke has the ability to drive certainty into the delivery programme through in-house technical expertise and procurement capacity, our integrated supply chain and advanced digital engineering and offsite manufacturing.
“The project is in total alignment with our 2025 mission to be the recognised leader of innovation and excellence in the construction industry.”