McLaren Construction wins West End retrofit job


McLaren Construction Group has been appointed to an office refurbishment scheme in London’s West End. 

Credit: Glass Canvas.

The Crown Estate hired the company to its 10 Spring Gardens project in St James’s, one of the first in a series of developments.  

It was constructed in 1975 for the British Council who occupied it until 2021, but the building has since been left vacant. 

McLaren will deliver 80,000 sq ft of workspace, distributed over ground floor, basement and eight upper storeys. 

Designed by Orms Architects, the refurbishment will also retain more than 90 per cent of the building’s structure and façade. 

The Crown Estate is targeting a NABERS 5* rating, EPC A and BREEAM ‘Excellent’. 

Work is scheduled to start this month. 

“We’re delighted to have been appointed by the client on such an environmentally considerate project, where our team will integrate circular economy principles, such as our glass recycling during construction,” said John Butten, managing director for major projects at McLaren.  

“Working together with The Crown Estate we’ll also create much needed apprenticeship roles during the scheme’s delivery, building future talent who is trained in both construction as well as green economy skills.” 

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