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DevSec signs Wates Construction for Hammersmith London office project

Wates Construction has been signed to a major £41m construction project involving a major London office scheme at 12 Hammersmith Grove.

Last month it was confirmed Development Securities would once again be working alongside Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) Property Trust on phase two of its Hammersmith Grove project.

SWIP invested a reported £50m to the first phase of the development at 10 Hammersmith Grove, which involved a 110,000 sq ft office block as well as three restaurant units completed in July last year.

Repeating the pattern with Wates Construction – the firms also worked together on phase one of the project – work is now expected to start immediately on the 218, 500 sq ft building.

Designed by Flanagan Lawrence, the 11-storey office development is being constructed on the site of a former car park. It is expected to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, boasting green sedum roofing to encourage biodiversity.

It will offer Grade A London office space in addition to retail and public realm work, all conveniently located next to Hammersmith tube station.

Wates Construction London & Kent business unit director, Richard Shroll, said: “Our appointment to deliver 12 Hammersmith Grove is testament to the success of the first phase of the development, which Wates completed on time and on budget last year.”

Construction is set to be completed by spring 2016.

By: Kirsty MacGregor

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