Skanska wins contract for Norfolk House redevelopment in London

WCN Editorial Team 11 Sep 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Construction firm Skanska has secured a £72m contract from Sateria Investments for the redevelopment of Norfolk House in central London.

The redevelopment of Norfolk House include will the construction of new eight-storey, commercial office building with 99,605ft² of space. It will also include the reconstruction of two brick and Portland Stone facades.

It will also involve an additional excavation to create a deeper basement. Internally, the building is expected to be finished to Category A standard across all office floors. It will also include two reception entrances on St James’ Square and Charles II Street.

Designed by Make Architects, the Norfolk House is expected to have high environmental standards and achieve BREEAM excellent.

Skanska said that through its knowledge and expertise it can help in managing specific acoustic and noise restrictions given the building’s location.

It further claimed that it had gone beyond the normal local authority guidelines to minimise disruption in and around the site from the project.

The construction company will also install the mechanical, electrical and plumbing services along with the installation of a bespoke entrance veil.

Work is set to start next month and is scheduled for completion by the September of 2022.

Skanska managing director Steve Holbrook said: “We are thrilled to be undertaking this project on behalf of our customer. I believe we won this job because of the vast knowledge and experience from our in-house experts that will enable us to meet our customer’s specific requirements.

“Our innovative approach enables us to deliver better and more effective projects for customers and our work on Norfolk House will have this at its heart.

“When finished, this building will provide high-quality, sustainable office space in a prestigious London location.”

In July this year, Skanska had won a £37.2m contract for the construction of a new office building in Swindon for Swiss insurance company Zurich Insurance.

The nearly 100,000ft² building will have over six floors with a terrace and a function space at the roof level.

The new building is part of the Swindon Kimmerfields masterplan and is located on a long-vacant site in Swindon town centre.

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Norfolk House building in central London. (Credit: Skanska UK Plc.)

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