McAlpine signs-off £500m Broadgate dual towers deal

Sir Robert McAlpine has today signed the main building contract for a dual high-rise building at Broadgate in London.

The vast 750,000 sq ft 2 Finsbury Avenue project consists of a large 12-storey podium supporting a 36-storey East Tower and 21-storey West Tower.

Both buildings will be characterised by triangular patterns combining a solid and glazed sawtooth-shaped façade.

They will be linked by the podium incorporating publicly accessible spaces green and leisure spaces, with a single-storey Winter Garden at level 13 connecting the two towers.

The existing building on the Broadgate site has already been demolished with foundation works presently underway.

Broadgate joint venture, between British Land and GIC, aims to raise the bar in the project’s sustainability strategy.

The office scheme will be all-electric, and a smart-enabled ensuring leading carbon and energy efficiency in operation when completed in 2027.

Architects 3XN and sustainability consultants GXN have targetted the project to achieve BREEAM Outstanding, WELL Platinum, WIRED Platinum, Nabers 5-star and EPC ‘A’ accreditations.

Grant Findlay, executive managing director of Buildings at Sir Robert McAlpine, said: “We are thrilled to be delivering another world-class building for British Land and GIC.

“2 Finsbury Avenue is the sixth scheme in the Broadgate framework, following the multi-award-winning 100 Liverpool St and 1 Broadgate projects.

“This is testament to exemplary industry collaboration and our commitment to nurturing close relationships with our clients to better realise their aspirations and deliver technical excellence.”


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