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Project description

Located on the North Bank of the River Thames, Carmelite House consists of two distinct parts: a 1990s-built section at 50 Victoria Embankment, and the Grade II-listed 8 Carmelite Street, an 1898 building with an ornate brick façade. The eight-floor complex was home to Daily Mail publishers Associated Newspapers Ltd for almost a century.

Morgan Sindall Construction carried out the significant refurbishment of Carmelite House to improve its appearance, sustainability performance and overall attractiveness for new tenants, while increasing the net lettable area. The works included façade, window and building services replacement; remodelling of the floorplate, atrium and cores to improve natural light and create two separate tenant spaces on each floor; and the introduction of lettable space on the roof.

Responsible business



The project achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating. Sustainable features include:
• Green roofs
• Low energy lighting and presence detection
• Improved air tightness
• Responsible sourcing of materials
• High Considerate Constructors Scheme scores
• Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of B
• Improved daylighting
• Heat recovery


• Located in the City of London in the Whitefriars Conservation Area


“A two stage design and build procurement route was used because of the complexity of the refurbishment and the challenging programme. As with most redevelopments of listed and older buildings in the City, a number of challenges have arisen along the way. These challenges have been met by Morgan Sindall Construction with a positive attitude, working in collaboration with the client, its design team and subcontractors.”

Graham Tyler
Partner - Quadrant Estates