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Laing O'Rourke wins race for Derwent's Brunel Building redevelopment in Paddington

Derwent has chosen its preferred contractor for the redevelopment of the Brunel Building in Paddington.

Laing O’Rourke will create the new 16-storey office in 55-65 North Wharf Road in Paddington W2, for which it first received consent in 2008.

The scheme will have two basement levels and two large roof terraces, consisting of a solid concrete core along the length of the building with floor plates on either side.

Glenigan estimated the project value at £50m.

The completed building will be 240,250 sq ft in size, featuring an innovative diagrid design allowing flexible column-free floors. 

Derwent London property director Simon Silver said: “Paddington’s success was founded on the genius of Brunel. We are confident that, with the Laing O’Rourke team, we will develop an innovative building fit for the next stage of Paddington’s regeneration with the opening of Crossrail in 2018.”

It is the latest success for Laing O’Rourke, which Construction News revealed last month had won the race to build one of London’s tallest residential towers in a deal worth £150m with Berkeley Group.

Construction News also revealed the company was in a head-to-head with Mace to be preferred contractor on TH Real Estate’s £400m office scheme at 40 Leadenhall Street.

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