Laing O’Rourke has won the contract to build the £195M Soho Place office, retail and theatre development above the new Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station.
Client Derwent London is building the mixed-use scheme which will include the first theatre built in the West End for more than 50 years. It comprises a 10-storey office building with retail space, as well as three floors of office space above the 600 seat theatre.
Enabling works have already started, and the main contruction phase will start immediately. Laing O’Rourke was announced as the preferred bidder last summer.
Initial work will focus on piling above and around the Tube lines and services below the site. The firm is also working on the £1bn transformation of Tottenham Court Road Underground station to accommodate Crossrail’s Elizabeth Line services.
Derwent London head of development Richard Baldwin said: “We are very excited about the prospects for Soho Place, which will be a great building in one of the best locations in London. We are also very pleased to be working with Laing O’Rourke, who we believe have the capabilities to deal with the complexity of the site.”
The development is set to be completed in November 2021.
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