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Morgan Sindall completes £65 million West End office redevelopment

Morgan Sindall completes £65 million West End office redevelopment

Morgan Sindall has handed over a £65 million commercial development in the heart of London’s West End.

The six storey office development at 6 Agar Street provides 55,000 sq ft of new Grade A office space in Covent Garden and was built for Legal and General Property (LGP).

The West End office development (formerly the Strand Island building) has been transformed to create an entirely new internal structure, while preserving the listed façades on Chandos Place and Bedford Street.

This exceptional, quality project was delivered as a design and build contract, with architect Darling Associates novated to Morgan Sindall. Its unique design is focused around the building’s core and features an open-air central atrium with two levels of landscaped terrace at its base. Illuminated coloured glass fins also circle the levels above to create a striking visual effect.

LGP is targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, an incredibly bold challenge for an inner-city refurbishment project but consistent with its ambitions to keep raising the bar in terms of sustainable property development.

The building also makes provision for tenants’ increasing desire to behave in an ecologically responsible manner, and includes a ground floor parking area for circa 60 cycles, accessed from a separate entrance on Agar Street, with state-of-the art changing rooms and shower facilities. It capitalises on the appetite demonstrated by occupiers at LGP’s award-winning Central London development of Central Saint Giles, which offered 400 parking spaces for bicycles.

Simon Wilkes, head of business space development at Legal & General Property, said: “We have achieved our aim of creating a sustainable Grade A office building where the key focus has been creating an exceptional working environment, enhanced by the creation of the stunning central courtyard, three levels of terracing and extensive cycle facilities.”

Peter Jacobs, managing director of Morgan Sindall’s London office, added: “Morgan Sindall has a wealth of experience in constructing innovative and sustainable commercial office space in busy urban environments, and we’re delighted to have been able to draw on this expertise to deliver this landmark project for LGP.

“6 Agar Street enjoys a superb location on the south side of Covent Garden. The project brings something new to the West End; in addition to providing premium office space, the development is also extremely sustainable – a rarity in inner-city refurbishments.”

Knight Frank and EA Shaw have been appointed as agents for the scheme.

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For more information about this news release please contact Ruth Cobban at Paver Smith on 0151 239 5000 or email cobban@paversmith.co.uk