The London School of Economics is to award Willmott Dixon an £11 million contract to modernise the former Land Registry office at 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Construction News understands.
The privately owned contractor is understood to have seen off competition from Kier at the final stage of the bidding process.
Other firms to have expressed an interest in the job include Galliford Try, ISG and Mansell.
Willmott Dixon is expected to sign a contract for the job next week.
Works include a full internal modernisation of the building to integrate it with LSE’s existing campus.
The university acquired the former Land Registry Office Building in late 2010 for £37.5m.