Wednesday November 15, 2023
McGee appointed to deliver an integrated scope of works on the transformative South Molton Triangle development.
McGee, a specialist engineering contractor delivering high-profile, complex engineering projects, announces that it has been appointed to deliver a major integrated package of works, directly for client Grosvenor and Mitsui Fudosan UK.
The South Molton Triangle, a 370,000 sq. ft. mixed-use scheme in Mayfair will deliver new office space, market and onsite affordable housing, a 5* hotel opportunity and new cafes, shops, restaurants, community and leisure space, all stitched together with improved public realm.
McGee’s role will focus on the 267,000 sq. ft. joint venture between Grosvenor and Mitsui Fudosan UK that sits at the heart of the South Molton Triangle. This element will deliver, two best-in-class office buildings, providing corporate HQ opportunities in one of the West End’s most sought-after locations, as well as street level retail and F&B outlets that will create a thriving social hub in the centre of the scheme.
Following an early package of works involving the soft-strip and removal of hazardous materials, McGee will now complete façade retention and underpinning works, demolition, piling, bulk excavation and reinforced concrete works to the new basement and core.
The development is in the Mayfair Conservation Area and includes several Grade II listed buildings. To preserve the historical character, the majority of the external facing façades are either retained in place or carefully dismantled and stored for future reconstruction.
A single-storey basement will be constructed to the full site footprint, with the north side constructed over the Bond Street Elizabeth Line Station. A second storey basement will be constructed to south side. Extensive groundworks are required in this geotechnically challenging area to enable the basement construction, including extensive underpinning, piling and groundwater management.
Recognising the importance of early engagement, McGee brings unparalleled value to the project, proactively crafting best-for-project solutions while mitigating risks. As an employee-owned business, McGee will leverage its in-house capabilities and a highly skilled team to ensure the successful completion of this ambitious scheme.
Seb Fossey, Group Managing Director, comments, “We are incredibly pleased to have secured Grosvenor and Mitsui Fudosan UKs trust in our operating model. Our early engagement and collaborative approach allowed us to not only optimise the programme but also identify and implement innovative carbon-saving measures.”
Simon Armstrong, Director of Development, Grosvenor, comments, “The South Molton Triangle will be a leading example of how regeneration and placemaking can create high quality sustainable places to live work and enjoy, whilst protecting and enhancing the character of a historic area.
“McGee demonstrated an unparalleled understanding of our vision, coupled with the technical and operational competencies to deliver it. Their commitment and experience in preserving historic building façades, while developing innovative carbon solutions, perfectly aligned with our commitments.”
The project boasts a unique carbon-engineered solution with electric plant technologies to minimise upfront carbon. A pioneering façade retention strategy, coupled with meticulous deconstruction practices, aligns seamlessly with circular economy principles.
Aligned with Grosvenor’s sustainability commitments, the project aims for net-zero carbon in both construction and operation, emphasising reductions in embodied carbon and waste. Offset strategies ensure carbon neutrality upon practical completion.
Works are already underway on site with the entire project set for completion in 2027, marking a milestone in urban development and sustainability.
About South Molton Triangle
The 370,000 sq. ft. mixed-use scheme will deliver new office space, retail market and onsite affordable housing, a 5* hotel opportunity and new cafes, shops, restaurants, community and leisure space, all stitched together with improved public realm.
Located next to Oxford Street and the new Bond Street Elizabeth Line station, the South Molton Triangle will be the first port of call for millions of people visiting the West End every year.
Once complete, the South Molton Triangle will create 960 net additional jobs in the West End, deliver 11 new onsite affordable homes and create new community space, public realm, public art and play space.
About Grosvenor Grosvenor is an international organisation whose activities span urban property, food and agtech, rural estate management and support for philanthropic initiatives.
It is a values-led business which represents the Grosvenor family and shares a common purpose – to deliver lasting commercial, social and environmental benefit – addressing today’s needs while taking responsibility for those of future generations.
With a track record of over 340 years, it works to improve urban property and places in many of the world’s leading cities, promoting sustainability within the built environment and enhancing the wellbeing of customers and communities.
Our UK property business supports c1,000 businesses and tens of thousands of residents and workers across London’s West End each day. We also invest in, create and manage sustainable neighbourhoods in Liverpool and across England. As a 1.5oC aligned company, pioneering change and new ways of thinking about property we aim to ensure our places benefit both people and the planet over the long term. www.grosvenor.com
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About Mitsui Fudosan UK
Mitsui Fudosan UK is the UK subsidiary of Japan’s largest real estate company, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. which is headquartered in Tokyo and listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange. Mitsui Fudosan UK is responsible for Mitsui Fudosan Group’s real estate investment and development activities in Europe.
The company is renowned as a pioneer of innovative development schemes and has delivered award-winning developments in various asset types including office, retail, residential and mixed-use schemes globally.
Learn more about Mitsui Fudosan here.