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June 24, 2015

LCW selects Willmott Dixon to modernise Summit House in London, UK

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UK-based construction firm Willmott Dixon has won a £20m contract from Low Carbon Workplace (LCW) to upgrade Summit House at Wilson Street into a 9,500m², low-carbon, cat-A office space.

The project is the firm’s fourth from LCW, a consortium formed by Stanhope, Threadneedle and The Carbon Trust that specialises in transforming old London offices into energy-efficient workplaces.

Under the new contract, Willmot Dixon will be responsible for making key changes to the 1980s-built construction, which will include replacing an existing storey with two new ones, to create a modern office set-up over six levels.

"This is a defining moment that points to a steady rise in property owners investing to create low-carbon office environments in London."

According to Willmot Dixon, the offices will feature a new copper-glass façade, and modernisation work is likely to be completed by next August.

Strategic location of the development near Old Street’s Silicon Roundabout is expected to attract start-ups to the centre, following the upgrade.

Willmott Dixon North London manager Chris Tredget said: "This is a defining moment that points to a steady rise in property owners investing to create low-carbon office environments in London, driven by tenant demand and the upside in value.

"Building them requires experience of the unique conditions of working on tight sites to deliver major structural alterations; we have just such a team with the know-how to deliver to these exacting conditions."


Image: Willmott Dixon’s modernisation design of Summit House. Photo: courtesy of Willmott Dixon.

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