Tuesday July 19, 2022
Old Park Lane Management Limited (“OPLM”) has appointed McGee to deliver the demolition and enabling works on its 128,000-sq-ft office development at 7 Millbank, in Westminster, London SW1.
Soft-stripping is anticipated to commence in early/mid August, with scheme completion being scheduled for early 2026.
In keeping with the building’s surroundings, the project will involve the careful dismantling of the existing building’s period façade so that it can be restored and rebuilt. The new development will provide high-quality, sustainable workspace with an enlarged reception, atrium and staircase, and terraces on the 6th, 7th and 8th floors to offer amenities and enhance urban greening. Ultimately creating a modern office building with high wellness standards, flexibility, and energy efficiency for its occupiers.
7 Millbank forms part of delivering OPLM’s long-term vision to develop projects with placemaking, quality design, and exemplary sustainability standards at its heart. The scheme will be targeting BREEAM Outstanding, WELL Platinum and a Nabers 5* rating.
The current 9-storey building, which sits as part of a group of buildings that surround Smith Square, was constructed as the headquarters for British American Tobacco between 1913 and 1915.
The development will benefit from excellent public transport access, via Westminster and St James’s Park Underground stations, while also being close to Cycle Superhighway 3 and 8.
Old Park Lane Management Limited is a London-based private investment company formed in 1995, with more than 1.5 million sq ft of assets in the Central London market.
James Cooksey, Chief Executive at OPLM, said:
“We are delighted to be partnering with McGee on our next exciting development. It is clear McGee share our values of creating best in class, sustainable real estate, whilst taking a safety-first approach. We are much looking forward to working with them to deliver our aspirations and in so doing, ensure the project is well received by the community both during and after construction.”
Seb Fossey, Managing Director at McGee, said:
“The whole McGee team is incredibly proud to have been appointed on such a prestigious scheme in the heart of London. We look forward to becoming a part of the local community whilst engaging our Carbon Engineering innovations to contribute to the sustainable credentials of the scheme.
I’m delighted that the value we offer, characterised by the quality of our team and our ‘Total Engineering’ approach, has been recognised by such a forward-thinking client.”
Consultants to the scheme are Project Managers G&T, Make Architects, Waterman Structures Limited, Hilson Moran and WT Partnership.