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Skanska appointed to build new London offices

Construction firm Skanska has been appointed by a partnership comprising AXA Real Estate Investment Managers and MGPA to begin building work on 6 Bevis Marks.

The property has already been earmarked as a major development and is expected to provide 170,000 sq ft of London offices.

Designed by Fletcher Priest Architects, 6 Bevis Marks is also set to target a BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) “excellent” rating; it has also been designed to be 80 per cent more energy-efficient than the building it’s replacing.

Located near to Liverpool Street – one of the capital’s major transport hubs – the office space is currently scheduled for completion by 2013.

AXA Real Estate’s UK director of development, Harry Badham, spoke enthusiastically about the scheme.

He said: “This development, with its spectacular sky-garden on the 16th floor, will provide one of the most exciting addition to the skyline in the City’s tower cluster, (alongside the Gherkin and the Heron Tower).

“We believe Bevis Marks will provide an exceptional workspace and is being delivered at a time when new build space will be in short supply, further emphasising our ability to source innovative assets which have the potential to create significant value for our clients.”

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