Exclusive: Developer Almacantar replaces incumbent pre-construction contractor Sir Robert McAlpine

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Source: stevec77

Brookfield Multiplex is being lined up as main contractor to redevelop London’s 1960s Centre Point tower, after pre-construction contractor Sir Robert McAlpine parted ways with developer Almacantar over the summer, Building understands.

Client Almacantar has replaced Sir Robert McAlpine with Brookfield Multiplex on the pre-construction works, with Brookfield Multiplex now expected to go on to win the main contract.

The Richard Seifert-designed structure will be converted into 82 luxury flats, pool, spa, gymnasium and 42,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space.

The redevelopment scheme has been designed by Rick Mather Architects and Conran and Partners.

The building - which employed prefabricated precast-concrete - was widely criticised upon completion in 1964, but later won acclaim and Grade II listing in 1995.

The building stands at the junction of two of London’s busiest streets, Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, and stands to benefit from the opening of a new Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station in 2018, and the redevelopment of the existing underground station.

Almacantar declined to comment.

Brookfield Multiplex and Sir Robert McAlpine have been contacted for comment.

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