Skanska has signed a contract with McLaren Construction Group for the commercial fit-out of New Bracken House, a commercial office building in the City of London, UK.
Skanska’s £41m contract includes replacement of interior services and facilities across all nine floors. Skanska will deliver the mechanical and electrical engineering, plumbing and heating installations for both the shell and core and category A and category B fit-out, as part of the building’s redevelopment by Obayashi Corporation. McLaren was awarded the £48m main contract by Obayashi in May 2017.
New Bracken House is at 1 Friday Street in the City of London, next to St Paul’s Cathedral and across the road from 20 Cannon Street, which was also refurbished by McLaren in 2012.
The original Bracken House was built in the 1950s to provide offices for the Financial Times newspaper. Obayashi Corporation took ownership in 1987 and redeveloped it in 1992 to a design by architect Michael Hopkins. Now under Japanese ownership itself, the FT is returning to its old home. New Bracken House, designed by John Robertson Architects, will provide 270,000 sq ft of Grade-A office accommodation for the return of the newspaper to the building.
AccentHansen have been asked to supply a substantial amount of steel fire and personnel doors for this extensive refurbishment. The doors will be used for many applications,including corridor, stairs, plantroom, storage, waste, etc.