Mace appointed principal contractor for City of London office development

Mace appointed principal contractor for City of London office development
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Aviva Investors and Allianz Real Estate have appointed Mace, the international construction and consultancy company, as the principal contractor to deliver the 101 Moorgate office development in the City of London.

The over-station development, which will sit above Moorgate station’s Hammersmith & City line, at the heart of the new Elizabeth Line complex, will be delivered by Mace for Aviva Investors and Allianz Real Estate.

The 10-storey building will provide eight floors of grade A office space, as well as a mezzanine-level business lounge and retail spaces. A generous roof terrace, and additional outdoor areas at lower levels will provide green spaces to enhance wellbeing for occupants. A newly created covered walkway will provide public access between Moorgate and Moorfields.

Diesel-free in construction and fossil-fuel free in operation, the project will be fully electric using air-source heat pumps throughout, and photovoltaic panels – targeting BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating upon completion.

101 Moorgate will make significant use of offsite solutions including the manufacture of precast concrete panels with double-glazed aluminium punched windows, fully assembled in a factory, further reducing the building’s carbon footprint.

The Moorgate over-station development will form part of the new Liverpool Street station’s Moorgate entrance. The building has been designed in close consultation with the Crossrail engineering team to ensure integration with the complex transport structures to the south end of the site and below street level.

Mace will be undertaking both the construction and category A fit-out. Main construction will begin in October 2022, with completion expected in September 2024.

Mace’s Managing Director, Commercial Offices & Residential, Ged Simmonds, said: “We are proud that Mace will be playing a key role in Aviva Investors’ vision for 101 Moorgate. Not only is 101 Moorgate an exciting project right on our doorstep, but it’s our first project with Aviva and Alianz Real Estate. There is a common ambition to create a building that excels on all levels as a truly sustainable workplace for generations to come.”

James Stevens, Head of Real Estate Investment at Aviva Investors, added:  “Our intention is for 101 Moorgate to be considered the leading development of its kind, providing occupants with a building of the highest quality whilst also incorporating environmental and sustainability credentials. We have set high targets for those elements of the project and believe the experience and expertise Mace brings will be a key contributor to delivering on our ambition.”

Kari Pitkin, Head of Business Development Europe at Allianz Real Estate, added:“We remain convinced that future-oriented office buildings, strongly located close to key transport nodes in talent pool cities will continue to be an attractive long-term investment. With Mace now on board as contractor for 101 Moorgate, we look forward to the construction and delivery of this high-quality, user-focused and highly sustainable office asset.”