Well-known London thoroughfare set to see two major schemes go up in coming years

Familiar names are expected to throw their hats into the ring for a new office block on London’s Fleet Street which was given the green light in the autumn.

Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the 21-storey block at 120 Fleet Street will feature a series of stepped roof terraces and will see the existing River Court Building, the former home of Goldman Sachs, which has moved to a Multiplex-built HQ around the corner, flattened.

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The BIG-designed block is expected to cost £300m to build

Multiplex, Mace and Sir Robert McAlpine are all thought to be interested in the job which is expected to be worth around £300m.

Work will include the refurbishment of the nearby Daily Express building, a grade II*-listed landmark, the former headquarters of the newspaper, and considered one of London’s finest art deco buildings.

Others working on the scheme include QS Alinea and development manager CO-RE.

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The Justice Quarter scheme will be built further west along Fleet Street

Meanwhile, a winner is expected in the first few weeks of the new year on another Fleet Street scheme – the Justice Quarter development at Salisbury Court.

Proposals for client, the City of London Corporation, by architect Eric Parry for a judicial complex in the Square Mile were given the green light in the spring.

The £400m development, which will replace an entire city block in a conservation area between Whitefriars Street and Salisbury Court on the south side of Fleet Street, will include a new headquarters for City of London Police, a courts complex and a commercial building to help fund the project.

Mace, Multiplex and Lendlease are among the firms bidding with a winner due next month. Demolition work will be carried out by Keltbray.

Others working on the scheme include QS Aecom, Avison Young, which is helping the City with project management support, and structural and civil engineer Buro Happold.