Willmott Dixon lands £20m Low Carbon Workplace job
The company has secured a £20 million contract to completely refit the 1980s built Summit House on Wilson Street to deliver 9,500 square metres of low carbon cat-A office space.
It follows the recent successful delivery of Mansel House in Wimbledon, which modernised a 1960s building to make it 50% more energy efficient than equivalent buildings.
At Summit House, close to Shoreditch, key alterations by Willmott Dixon include removing an existing storey and replacing with two new storeys to create a modern office over six levels featuring a new copper glass façade.
When complete in August 2016, it’s expected to attract a host of tech companies given its proximity Old Street’s Silicon Roundabout, home to many of the world’s leading start-up companies for developing new technology.
This is the latest project for LCW, which buys old property to modernise and increase its Energy Performance Certificate to at least a B rating. This future-proofs the property against rising energy bills and new environmental regulations such as the minimum energy performance standard – set to restrict the letting of buildings rated F or G from 2018.
Chris Tredget, managing director for Willmott Dixon in North London said: ”I’m really excited to be working again with LCW to deliver the next stage of its vision for low carbon offices that are efficient and comfortable for tenants and an attractive investment for the landlord. It certainly plays to our strengths of working on constrained, high-rise commercial sites in central London.”