Contractor will build Derwent London’s Brunel Building in Paddington

Brunel Building Derwent

Laing O’Rourke has agreed a £116m fixed-price deal to build Derwent London’s Brunel Building office scheme in Paddington, west London.

Work will start early next year, with completion expected in the first half of 2019.

The Brunel Building will comprise 240,000 sq ft of offices fronting the Grand Union Canal opposite Paddington station.

The Fletcher Priest-designed building will be sixteen storeys with an innovative external diagrid structure, which will enable column-free internal areas.

The building will have two large roof terraces on the upper floors, while the entrance faces onto the canal alongside a new public realm which will be created on the waterside.

Paul Williams, director at Derwent London, said: “The development not only creates high quality office space it will also significantly add to the vibrancy of the area, which is enjoying significant regeneration ahead of the opening of Crossrail in 2018.”

Paul Sheffield, managing director at Laing O’Rourke, said: “The project is one that requires complex engineering, supported by our in-house capabilities along with a fully integrated supply chain.

“The exposed high quality concrete features of this fantastic building will be delivered using a blend of traditional construction and off-site manufacturing.”