Lendlease to refurbish White City Place in West London
Lendlease has been awarded the construction manager contract for a refurbishment project at White City Place in London, UK.
Lendlease would be responsible for refurbishing three buildings at White City Place, formerly known as BBC's Media Village, which include WestWorks, Mediaworks and Garden House. Lendlease built Mediaworks and Garden House 12 years ago.
It will create commercial office facilities, which will help drive regeneration of the local area.
Contracts signed for the three buildings have a total value of £80m, and further works are currently being finalised for £7m of landscaping.
The developers of the project are Stanhope, which is a longstanding client of Lendlease's construction business, along with Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo.
Lendlease offered an advice package on buildability and logistics before work commenced.
On completion of the refurbishment works, these three buildings will offer 600,000ft2 of commercial office space for rent. The project is expected to be complete in the third quarter of next year.
It involves substantial structural alteration, replacement of glass and the restoration of building facades.
Lendlease construction business managing director Neil Martin said: "We worked closely with the team to understand exactly what was required in order to deliver the right results and optimise the return on their investment."
"We've long been involved in major projects in this part of West London."
Stanhope will be transforming Television Centre into a vibrant mixed-use development, featuring a total of 950 new homes, office space for the creative industries, restaurants and cafes.
It will also create studios for the BBC and a Soho House members club and hotel.
White City Place is close to the Imperial College campus, as well as White City and Wood Lane tube stations.
Plans for the area include up to 2,500 homes, new public spaces and a hub for academia, innovation and start-ups.
Lendlease and Stanhope together worked on many projects, including Central Saint Giles, Chiswick Park and Paternoster Square.
These two companies are currently jointly working on Finsbury Circus and Ruskin Square.
Image: Building of BBC White City in London, UK. Photo: courtesy of Chmee2 via Wikipedia.