Mace and Como jointly deliver One Angel Court office space redevelopment

08 March 2017 Consultancy.uk

The One Angel Court office space redevelopment, being developed by Stanhope, was recently completed. Mace, the principal contractor and construction manager, and Como, the fitout operator, added a BREEM "excellent" standard to the final £125 million revamp, which includes, among others, six new stories and roof gardens.

One Angel Court is recently completed 300,000 square-foot office re-development in the heart of London. The re-development, which was begun in 2014, saw the old structure, built in the 1970s, stripped to the core – the new structure, which is largely made of glass cladding, was designed to bring together the old with the new. The newly emerged building is 27 stories tall, with office space ranging from 18,000 square meters to 28,000 square meters.

The construction of the new location was completed last month. The project is being developed by commercial and mixed use company Stanhope, for which Mace was the principal contractor and construction manager of the £125 million revamp. As part of its work for the project, the firm transformed the building – which saw six stories added to its original 21 story design – to achieve BREEAM “Excellent” rating. The firm also diverted more than 95% of the demolition waste away from the landfill.

Mace and Como revamp One Angel Court

The redevelopment further saw the addition of roof gardens. The redevelopment was fitted out by the firm’s Como subsidiary; the two companies leveraged a range of synergies to reduce total project costs. Como provided a range of key internal work, including the addition of 50,000m of pipework for the air conditioning systems, installation of over 5,000 separate light fittings and more than 70km of cables.

Mace’s Paul Dalton, Project Director at One Angel Court, says that it is “such a pleasure” to see the new building come to life in the city. He adds, “This project has been a significant logistical challenge being placed right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of London but it was worth it. The team here have done a fantastic job and we have improved what was once here, increasing usable space and making the building into a place where people want to spend time. This is what it’s all about.”

Como’s Paul Mynard, Senior Project Manager at One Angel Court, remarks about the team work between the company and its parent, “On a normal project of this size you wouldn’t get this sort of advance fit out activity happening while the shell and core contractors are still on site. Como’s site team has worked hard to integrate fit out operations into the shell and core programme to deliver a top quality building. This joined-up approach makes the transition so easy and smooth; it’s been a great project to be involved with.”

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