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Contract signed for major Covent Garden redevelopment

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London-based real estate developer, Seaforth, has signed a contract with BAM Construction to deliver the £110M refurbishment of Space House, a landmark Grade II listed building set across two interconnected buildings in the capital’s Covent Garden.

Designed by Richard Seifert & Partners, Space House was completed in 1968 and is known for its innovative architecture and brutalist cruciform façade. The building was first occupied by the Civil Aviation Authority and will now be brought back to life with an extensive redevelopment to deliver a highly sustainable, BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ building.

Squire and Partners has led the redesign of the buildings which will include the construction of two new floors of office accommodation on top of the existing 15-storey tower, a top floor extension to the interconnected eight-storey block and reconfiguration of the internal cores and basement levels.

Chris Railston-Brown, Development Director, Seaforth, said: “This is a great step forward for the Central London office market and reinforces our commitment to delivering exciting new spaces and opportunities. Space House will offer market leading and sustainable office space in Central London, and we are looking forward to working with the BAM Construction team to bring Space House to life.”

Enabling works are underway and main construction work is scheduled to begin in April, with a planned completion in mid-2023.

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