McGee has been awarded a major demolition contract by The London School of Economics for its 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields project in central London.
As the appointed Principal Contractor for the deconstruction and demolition works of the existing eight-story building – which was formally occupied by Cancer Research UK – McGee is currently preparing the site in close coordination with Westminster City Council and The London School of Economics, as well as other contractors working in the area, in readiness for the main works to begin in September.
The redevelopment of the site is a crucial step for LSE as they seek to create a world-class campus to match their global reputation. McGee will be on site until Spring 2018.
Nick Taylor, McGee’s Head of Demolition, said:
“We have been fortunate enough to secure the project and are looking forward to working with LSE and their professional team.”
Julian Robinson, LSE’s Director of Estates said:
“LSE has a very ambitious Estates Strategy but given our constrained location, doesn’t seem to have any easy projects. We need top quality contractors to deliver them and McGee has made an impressive start.”
The deconstruction and demolition of the existing building will make way for a new scheme to be known as The Marshall Building in recognition of the unprecedented gift by the philanthropist and financier, Sir Paul Marshall. Paul pledged £30m to the School for the creation of The Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship and to support the construction of a new building.
The new building will house the academic departments of Accounting, Finance and Management and research centres, including the Financial Markets Group and the Marshall Institute. It will also contain teaching, sports and arts facilities.