London’s White City will witness One Wood Crescent as the £60m contract is being signed by Laing O’Rourke with developer Stanhope. One Wood Crescent in White City is a 10-storey commercial development on plot D of the former BBC Television Centre.
Stanhope acquired this site in 2012. It is the fourth and final plot in Phase 1 of the redevelopment of the site. The building, which will include a basement and a mezzanine level, comprises 13,000 sqm of Cat A fit-out offices, 500 sqm of retail space and 2,900 sqm of plant.
Some 70% of the contract cost will be completed by Laing O’Rourke for in-house trading businesses, and the build will rely heavily on the company’s DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) approach.
Components, including columns, twin walls, facades, stairs, and MEP plant, will be manufactured off site before being assembled on site in White City. This means that fit-out can take place just two floors below the floor slabs as construction progresses upwards.
The design team for the project- Arup as structural engineering and building services consultant, Architect for the plot D development is Morris & Co, and Ramboll as façade engineer and Deloitte as cost consultant.