It may have been pipped to the post on that £600m Battersea Power Station contract last week, but construction giant Mace has just landed an equally high-profile gig over in West London.
According to Building Magazine, the firm has beaten Lend Lease in the race to bag the main role on the £400m redevelopment of BBC Television Centre.
It sounds like developer Stanhope has awarded Mace the coveted construction manager title, which means it’ll be responsible for turning the famous doughnut-shaped building into the much-publicised, AHMM-designed scheme, providing 950 new homes and all kinds of retail and leisure facilities.
The firm is expected to crack on with the enabling works in a matter of weeks, although the big stuff won’t get going til April next year. The two existing stage buildings are being knocked down and replaced with a ten-storey building with a swanky Soho House members’ club (and pool) on top.
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