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McLaren Construction wins ExCel London expansion

McLaren Construction wins ExCel London expansion

McLaren Construction has been appointed by ExCeL London to deliver the expansion of its conference, event and exhibition facilities. The builder is taking over the job from Sir Robert McAlpine, who were awarded the first three Phases of the expansion contract. After being awarded the main build contract, McLaren will

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Support Secured for Newham Development

Phase two and three of the Newham development has secured support from London developer Mount Anvil that has teamed up with ExCel London. A resolution to grant planning permission has been secured from Newham’s Strategic Development Committee for phases two and three of its development. “Securing resolution to grant planning

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BDC 318 : Jul 2024

ExCel London

McLaren Construction wins ExCel London expansion

McLaren Construction wins ExCel London expansion

McLaren Construction has been appointed by ExCeL London to deliver the expansion of its conference, event and exhibition facilities. The builder is taking over the job from Sir Robert McAlpine, who were awarded the first three Phases of the expansion contract. After being awarded the main build contract, McLaren will now complete the project by extending the existing facilities by up to 25,000 square metres. The expansion at the carbon neutral venue will create additional state-of-the-art ICC convention facilities, exhibition halls and conference rooms, together with stunning outdoor spaces, all helping to put London at the forefront of the global events industry. “The wealth of expertise and sector knowledge that the team at McLaren will bring to the main construction phase will ensure that we meet the needs of our customers by providing world class venue spaces and guest experience, on time and on budget, as well as ensuring we deliver our commitments to the local community,” said ExCeL London’s CEO Jeremy Rees. Part of the new event space is a12,000sqm exhibition space on the ground floor, which will be seamlessly integrated into the existing venue. This will be complemented on the upper level with high-end convention space, modern meeting rooms and catering facilities. A priority for ExCeL regarding this project has been the sustainability side of it. In line with its current ESG strategy, the company aims to create the most sustainable scheme possible and will be targeting a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating of ‘Excellent’ – surpassing the recognised industry standard. As with the current venue, the electricity supply will be 100% from renewable sources. As part of the project, a substantial investment will also be made in the public realm including new greenery along the dock edge, improved landscaping for pedestrians and cyclists, and a new pocket park. The project will also create permanent and temporary employment, both in the construction process – including apprenticeships – but also indirectly once complete. McLaren Construction have been appointed to deliver the next phase of construction works, commencing in January 2023. McLaren has extensive experience of delivering UK major projects, including Leicester City Football Club’s new training ground, The Financial Times’ Bracken House’ headquarters, and a major fulfilment centre for warehouse giant SEGRO. McLaren will work alongside key project partners who have already delivered the design and enabling works phase of the project, including Gardiner & Theobald, Grimshaw Architects, Hoare Lea and Campbell Reith. Building, Design and Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals

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Support Secured for Newham Development

Phase two and three of the Newham development has secured support from London developer Mount Anvil that has teamed up with ExCel London. A resolution to grant planning permission has been secured from Newham’s Strategic Development Committee for phases two and three of its development. “Securing resolution to grant planning permission for phases two and three of Royal Eden Docks is a landmark moment for the site. The success of phase one demonstrated buyer demand for homes in this part of London, and in a period when the capital is gripped by an acute housing shortage, it’s important that we are working in partnership with the GLA to bolster the delivery of new homes for Londoners,” said Emma Foster, Development Director, Mount Anvil. Royal Eden Docks adjoins Royal Docks West, phase one of the project and also a 19-storey tower, which was launched successfully to market in spring 2017 and is now 90% sold. Delivering 796 new homes, the two new phases will help amount the total to 901 units when combined with the homes delivered at Royal Docks West – and representing Mount Anvil’s largest ever scheme. With architecture by SOM, the development will comprise a selection of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, with 35% affordable housing (by habitable room). “Phase one brought substantial investment in the community and surrounding infrastructure, and we look forward to building on that investment with the construction of phases two and three. The Royal Docks is one of London’s last pockets of regeneration, and Mount Anvil is proud to be shaping the area for future generations, with the delivery of high quality, tenure-blind new homes and amenities, and helping to establish it as a sought-after place to live,” added Emma.

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