McAleer & Rushe to take on £100m London mixed-use scheme


McAleer & Rushe has been appointed to deliver a major mixed-use scheme in the City of London, valued at more than £100 million.

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Developer Dominus Real Estate hired the company as its construction partner for the 65 Crutched Friars development.

The scheme includes new purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), to provide more than 700 units in a 21-storey building, as well as a “pocket park” and public roof terrace, designed by Danish architectural studio 3XN.

New social and study spaces, dining rooms, a gym, wellness zones, a lounge and entertainment spaces are also planned.

The development also secures the future of London’s Migration Museum with a three-storey, 30,000 sq. ft space, over a 60-year lease granted by the Ahluwalia family, alongside a new park.

While demolition works have started, transformation of the former office block is due to begin in the Spring, with the accommodation ready for the 2027/28 student intake.

65 Crutched Friars is due to complete in Summer 2027.

Mark Diamond, senior director at McAleer & Rushe, said: “We’re thrilled to be delivering this prominent mixed-use scheme in the City of London as construction partner with Dominus.

“Our decade-long collaboration, involving several successful projects throughout the UK, is rooted in shared values and a commitment to delivering positive social value impact and community outreach.

“Crutched Friars is a prime example of our early engagement approach in action and with our experienced teams behind us, we are looking forward to working on this landmark visionary scheme with all stakeholders involved.”

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