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Robin Partington Architects' One New Street Square moves forward

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Robin Partington Architects’ mega One New Street Square scheme has taken a key step forward with news that the shortlist for main contractor has been whittled down to three

Developer Land Securities confirmed that Mace, Sir Robert McAlpine and Skanska will fight it out bag the £85m contract for the two wedge-shaped offices near Fleet Street in London.

The 28,000m2 office scheme on Shoe Lane which will also include restaurants and shops will be spread over two interlinking 16 and 14-storey buildings.

Three office buildings have been razed to the ground to make way for the development, among them Richard Seifert’s 1972 International Press Centre.

Previous story (05.10.2011)

Partington wins planning for Seifert replacement

Robin Partington Architects has the green light to replace Richard Seifert’s 1972 International Press Centre on Shoe Lane in London.

The 1 New Street Square for Land Securities.development will create around 30,000m² of office space together with new restaurants and shops.

The 60m-tall 1970s tower is one of three buildings that will cleared on the site south of Holborn Circus.

Colette O’Shea, head of development, London Portfolio, Land Securities, said: ‘New Street Square has become an important London location and has helped put Midtown on the map.  1 New Street Square will be a natural extension to the area, making it even more attractive to potential occupiers.  It will bring much needed grade A office space to London in 2016 and help maintain London’s reputation as an attractive place to work.’

Work is expected to start in 2013 and complete in 2016.

Richard Seifert's International Press Centre on Shoe Lane

Source: Henk Snoek / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Richard Seifert’s International Press Centre on Shoe Lane


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