Kier Construction lands deal for fit-out of mixed-use building in central London

Parnell House

Kier has won a £35m deal for the fit-out of a mixed-use development in Victoria, London.

Kier Construction will redevelop Parnell House (pictured), infilling the central atriums on the first six floors to provide more office space, and building an additional three floors for 14 high-end flats to cater for the central London luxury rental market.

The façade of the building will also be removed and replaced with cast masonry columns, as well as a mixture of aluminium and timber curtain walling systems.

All of the mechanical & electrical systems will be replaced, while the office spaces will be renovated to Category A standards.

To enable the new apartments to be built, the existing post-tensioned roof slab will be replaced by a substantial reinforced concrete transfer structure to carry the residential column layout above.

Work has already started on site and is expected to be completed by spring 2017.

Cliff Thomas, managing director of Kier Construction in London, said: “The redevelopment of Parnell House is a key phase in the overall redevelopment of Victoria.

“We will deliver a high-end mixed-use scheme while maintaining continuity of service for the existing tenant, J D Wetherspoon, who will occupy the ground floor of the building throughout the construction period.

“We are also mindful of party wall considerations with the Grade II listed Apollo Theatre and Neathouse Place office block, and will bring our wealth of redevelopment experience to ensure a high quality finish.”