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Frame completed on Excellent development

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Steelwork contractor William Hare has completed the structural steel erection on the £170M Central Saint Giles development in central London.

The 46,452m² project which has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating is mixed use regeneration scheme comprising offices, retail, restaurants, cafes, residential apartments and an outdoor public piazza.

Project Director Mike Knowles of developer Stanhope, said: “The development team has worked hard to make sure Central Saint Giles is an environmentally friendly scheme that will make a positive contribution to this part of the West End.

“Receiving a BREEAM award is no mean feat for a building of this size.”

Environmental features of the project include biomass boilers that will provide 80% of the heating and hot water for the offices and apartments, while 60% of rainwater and 100% of cooling tower discharge will be reused for irrigation and flushing toilets. Green roof terraces will soak up rainfall and contribute to biodiversity in a highly built up area.

The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2009.

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