Mace has been appointed by the London Borough of Bexley as main contractor to refurbish the council’s new £21.4 million civic offices.
The scheme is a win for Mace under the IESE framework, where the contractor will be responsible for the refurbishment of the 11,000 sq m 1980s office building in Bexleyheath, which has stood empty for five years.
The appointment will include the development of a 2,000 sq m new-build extension at the rear of the building to create offices and a flexible suite of meeting rooms, together with internal and external alterations.
The contract involves providing furniture, fixtures and equipment, with Mace also taking on the responsibility of move management on the project.
Upon completion, Bexley council will move from its from four main office sites across the borough to unify under one roof.
Improvement and Efficiency South East framework
The scheme is due to be completed in late 2013.
Mace IESE framework director Nick Abbey said: “This is an exciting project for Mace and the London Borough of Bexley.
“The team is looking forward to working on a project that will regenerate a locally important and respected building for the community, while also creating a headquarters that meets all of the council’s needs and releases several valuable sites for new housing and further regeneration.”
Bexley deputy council leader Colin Campbell said the project will help stimulate more than £100m investment in Bexleyheath town centre.