London-based developer Precis Group has appointed Mace as main contractor for a £150m life sciences centre in central London.
The new centre, Belgrove House, on Euston Road, will act as the new headquarters and discovery centre for medical research company MSD.
Designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), the ten-storey development will deliver 180,000 sq.ft of net lettable space for MSD.
It has been designed using sustainable materials and includes an innovative double-skin façade to reduce solar gain. The scheme is targeting a BREEAM Outstanding rating.
Terry Spraggett, Managing Director of Public Estates, Research, Education, Arts and Culture and Healthcare at Mace, said: “We are extremely proud to have been appointed as main contractor on what will be a flagship development for the UK’s life sciences industry.
“The strong sustainability and community outreach opportunities of this project align perfectly with Mace’s purpose and priorities.
“Belgrove House will build on our strong track record in delivering pioneering life-science facilities and we can’t wait to start on site.’’
Faaiza Lalji, Director of Planning and Development at Precis, said: “This appointment is a major milestone for this exciting project for London – delivering a specialised life-sciences centre for breakthrough research with new opportunities for collaboration and a vision to inspire people in Camden by giving them access through employment and training opportunities.
“Mace’s role as contractor will be pivotal in delivering this innovative project for the city.”
Completion is expected at the end of 2025.
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