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Mace to build ‘London’s most sustainable tower’

by Sion Geschwindt

Dutch developer Edge and Goldman Sachs Asset Management have appointed Mace as the general contractor for the EDGE London Bridge project. 

The 28-storey office scheme has set an ambitious target of becoming London’s most sustainable office tower. Construction is set to begin in January 2023.

The 260,000 sq.ft office building will be located on the site of Becket House at 60 St Thomas Street in London SE1, in the shadow of The Shard which was also built by Mace.

The office has been designed by architect Pilbrow & Partners to consume less than 23 kWh/sqm to align with the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge operational intensity targets for new-build offices. The project team is targeting both BREEAM Outstanding and WELL Platinum certification.

Funding for the development – reportedly amounting to roughly £600m – comes from Local Pensions Partnership Investments (LPPI) and The London Fund (a collaboration between Local Government Pension Scheme investment pools, LPPI and London CIV) as well as Goldman Sachs.

Fons van Dorst, Edge’s Executive Managing Director UK, said: “EDGE London Bridge will be a flagship scheme for the city that can set a new bar for sustainability in London offices.

“At Edge, we are committed to driving down the embodied carbon of our developments, with the aim of hitting absolute zero carbon by 2050 – as set out in our Roadmap.

“Mace’s role as contractor will be pivotal in helping us to make construction of this scheme more efficient.”

Gareth Lewis, CEO for Construct, Mace, said: We are proud to have been appointed as main contractor for the pioneering EDGE London Bridge project.

“With strong sustainability credentials, the ambition of this scheme goes hand in hand with our own vision for a sustainable world.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to move the dial when it comes to delivering a truly sustainable building, both during construction and in operation and we are excited to be part of this journey.”

Images: Miller Hare and Pilbrow & Partners


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