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Recycled steel to be used for £200M ExCel expansion

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ExCeL London has appointed McLaren Construction to deliver the build phase of its major expansion project, enhancing the venue’s world-class conference, event and exhibition facilities.

The scheme will be a net zero carbon ready building, utilising 50% recycled steel, targeting BREEAM ‘Excellent’, with sustainability solutions including PV panels, air source heat pumps, rainwater harvesting, and hybrid ventilation.

Overall, the programme will extend the existing facilities by up to 25,000m2, on a development site of 2 hectares, providing a 25% increase to the venue’s existing 100,000m2 events campus.

ExCel said the works will provide seamless connectivity with the existing venue, creating state-of-the art convention facilities, exhibition halls and conference rooms and improved catering amenities.

The expansion works also include outdoor spaces with external terraces, along with an enhanced public realm, creating an attractive dock edge with leisure facilities and landscaping.

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