Lendlease Wins £180m Office Deal for Clifford Chance


Lendlease has won a £180 million deal with GPE to construct a 13-storey office building in the City of London. 

Lendlease's £180m office project for Clifford Chance
by Rory ButlerNovember 25, 2022

Inside the deal: The firm’s construction arm will redevelop 2 Aldermanbury Square in favour of more than 300,000 sq ft of new commercial office space, set for international law firm, Clifford Chance. 

A two-storey basement, and pedestrian highway through the site, is also planned.  


Opportunities to reduce the project’s embodied carbon by 36% have been identified, said Lendlease. 

  • reused steel from site for roof plant areas and trimmer steels 
  • steel sourcing from electric arc furnaces powered by renewable energy 
  • high-strength steel to optimise steelwork thickness in structural columns 
  • using recycled raised access flooring 
  • increased use of cement alternatives in concrete 
  • alternative fossil-free fuels and renewable electricity power sources 

Lendlease will be a 1.5°C aligned, and Absolute Zero Carbon firm, with ‘no excuses or offsets’, by 2040, it said. 

“2 Aldermanbury Square has the potential to push the boundaries of embodied carbon reduction, while delivering a workplace that responds to major market trends and the desires of tenants in a post-Covid world,” said Lendlease Europe’s Managing Director of Construction, Simon Gorski.  

“I’m particularly pleased that this project is being procured and delivered in line with the principles set out in ‘Trust and Productivity: the private sector construction playbook’.” 

Construction is expected to complete in December 2025. 

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