Work set to start on major Islington office refurb
McLaren Construction has been awarded the shell and core contract for the refurbishment of Angel Square in Islington by developer Tishman Speyer.
The project will transform 11,891m2 of office space in three linked buildings to create one 27,220m2 building containing affordable workspace, a replacement public house and a public café.
The works also include retaining 70% of the existing structure, infilling the central courtyard and the construction of two new floors with roof terraces.
A new glass reinforced concrete façade will replace the 1980s-built brick façade and will be inset with glazed terracotta. Electric plant will be used throughout, supplemented by renewable energy from rooftop photovoltaics.
Nacho O’Leary, Senior Director overseeing Tishman Speyer’s Design & Construction activities across UK and Ireland, said: “McLaren has the experience of heavy refurbishment and of building above underground stations, which perfectly complements the rest of the project team.
“Together we will deliver a sustainable refurbishment which is a top priority for the firm.”