New Hammersmith mixed-use scheme to accommodate 2,000 workers

mixed-use schemeLegal & General has appointed Land Lease Property to develop a £75 million mixed-use scheme on London’s Hammersmith Road. The development, designed by Sheppard Robson, will feature 242,000 sq ft of Grade-A office space over 10-storeys, which can house up to 2,000 workers. The office space has been designed to maximise natural daylight and features outdoor roof terraces. The entire 350,000 sq ft site retail frontage will be stepped back from Hammersmith Road, with a new landscaped plaza at the front that leads through to a podium garden. A business lounge and café will form part of the retail element, which totals 13,000 sq ft, to help enhance the public areas and encourage social interaction for workers. Construction is set to start in early January 2015 with completion expected in summer 2017.

Dennis Wilson, Lend Lease project director, said: “We are excited to be working with Legal & General and further strengthening the relationship that delivered both Central Saint Giles and Legal & General’s headquarters at One Coleman Street, London Wall.

“This latest success capitalises on our strategy of winning repeat work from longstanding clients, and adds to our growing pipeline – having secured several major opportunities over the last few months.“

Simon Wilkes, Head of Business Space Development at Legal & General Property, said: “Lend Lease’s appointment on this exciting new development reflects the team’s understanding of our needs, innovative approach and shared commitments to safety, the community and sustainability.

“Following this, we feel that we now have the best team in place to deliver what is set to be a milestone development for Hammersmith as a key office location in London.“