Work set to start in 2024

Landsec has chosen CPC Project Services to project manage work on a major office development drawn up by architect BIG next door to the FT’s former headquarters in London.

The Danish practice, headed by Bjarke Ingels and whose other London jobs include the Google headquarters at King’s Cross and work at the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, was first appointed to the job in 2019.

Red Lion Court

The existing building will be torn down and replaced

But the covid-19 pandemic has delayed the Red Lion Court scheme on the banks of the Thames.

The existing building will be demolished and replaced with 324,000 sq ft of offices and public space.

CPC partner Mark Cleverly said a planning application will be lodged with Southwark council next year with a main contractor due to be appointed in 2023 and work starting on site the following year.

The FT moved out of its Southwark Bridge headquarters two years ago to its former home Bracken House on the nothern side of the river near St Paul’s Cathedral.