Redevelopment of six-storey offices in London’s Covent Garden

Morgan Sindall has won a £65m contract from investors Legal and General to redevelop a historic six-storey office block in London’s Covent Garden.

The contractor has agreed to deliver 55,000ft2 of new grade A office space, with completion targeted for August 2012.

The interior of the building at 6 Agar Street will be given an entirely new internal structure while preserving its listed facades.

Peter Jacobs, regional managing director at Morgan Sindall, said: “The Agar Street development does enjoy a superb location on the south side of Covent Garden.

“Central London is a complex area, a host of villages, each with its own identity and Agar Street will offer something new to the West End.

“Morgan Sindall has a wealth of experience in constructing innovative and sustainable commercial office space in a busy urban environment, including the new Botanic House office development in Cambridge, and we are delighted to bring this expertise to such an impressive project.”

Simon Wilkes, head of development for Legal & General Property, says: “Following in the footsteps of Central Saint Giles, this major central London development aims to provide the highest quality of space combined with innovative design. 

“We want to deliver to the market a building that not only complements its existing surroundings and the history of the site, but also provides occupiers with a first-class, illuminating business environment, in the heart of the West End.

“Using our depth of in-house development capabilities and partnering with others leaders in their fields, we expect to deliver a highly sustainable, attractive office scheme to the market in September 2012, when we are set to benefit from a favourable supply, demand dynamic.

“Furthermore, we expect the design concept of a modern open-air courtyard, sitting behind the historic, traditional façade of the building, will really excite and challenge its future occupiers and their visitors.”