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William Hare Appointed for Paddington Square Steel Work

Steel News - Published on Thu, 27 Feb 2020

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Bury based William Hare has been appointed to carry out the GBP 50 million steelwork contracta at the Paddington Cube mixed-use scheme Paddington Square in west London. Hare will start putting up the first of the 5,300 tonnes of steel at the scheme in July. The appointment comes as main contractor Mace and developer Great Western Developments, which is made up of Singapore firm Hotel Properties and Sellar, have agreed a GBP 350 million price for the job. Mace was appointed last January under a pre-construction services agreement, having beaten Sir Robert McAlpine and Multiplex to the two-stage deal, and has now signed up for entire job which is being let as a design and build lump sum contract.

Erith has completed demolition work at the west London site while an Erith-led team, which also includes Laing O’Rourke-owned Expanded and Morrisroe, has completed piling and is now carrying out excavation work. Sellar has also appointed Italian firm Focchi as cladding contractor.

Designed by Shard architect Renzo Piano, the scheme will have office space running across 360,000 sq ft as well as retail and a rooftop restaurant. The reception will be on the second floor and run across 20,000 sq ft and include an auditorium, bar and terrace. It is due to open in 2022.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 27 Feb 2020
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