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Contractor named for major City office refurb

Mace has been appointed as main contractor by leading UK developer Stanhope and the Woolgate Exchange Unit Trust for the full refurbishment of Woolgate Exchange.

The nine-storey building, newly named Woolgate, has been reimagined by leading architecture practice Stiff + Trevillion to meet the needs of modern occupiers.

The refurbishment includes the introduction of a new rooftop pavilion with unique views of St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Square Mile’s tall building cluster.

The renovated building will feature over 1,850m2 of external terrace, providing urban greening, biodiversity, and generous outdoor space on the majority of upper floors.

The building will become the newest addition to the City’s ‘London Tree Trail’, a celebration of the diverse tree population and history of the Square Mile.

The development is on track to become an exemplar for retrofit in the City of London and is targeting net zero carbon in both construction and operation thanks to an ambitious reuse and retention strategy, which seeks to preserve the majority of existing structure.

Construction on the landmark building is due to start in the first quarter of 2023.

Ged Simmonds, Managing Director for Offices, Construct, at Mace, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed on such an ambitious scheme that puts sustainability at its heart, providing world-leading office spaces for current and future City workers. We look forward to working alongside Stanhope and our partners to bring the exciting vision for Woolgate to life.”

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