Skanska and McAlpine set to find out who has won 21 Moorfields deal

The race to build the 21 Moorfields office block in the City of London has narrowed to two bidders.

One of Skanska and Sir Robert McAlpine is expected to be told later this autumn who has won the deal, believed to be worth up to £100m, that will be the new London home of Deutsche Bank.

Pitches from Multiplex and Mace, who are battling it out for the £200m fourth phase of Qatari Diar’s Chelsea Barracks redevelopment, are understood to have been dropped from the contest. Mace had been overseeing work on the steel decking for job.

Deutsche Bank has taken 469,000 sq ft of space at the Landsec development which will be split across two buildings with the tallest rising up to 16 storeys.

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The scheme will be built over the Moorgate underground complex which will also include a new Crossrail station

Designed by Wilkinson Eyre, the building, which was approved by City of London planners back in February, will sit above Moorgate’s underground station.

It had to be redrawn after the German finance firm, which has taken the majority of the building on a pre-let, asked that more space was created to accommodate its trading floors.

Multiplex and Mace are expected to find out towards the end of the year who was won the main contract on Chelsea Barracks. It is understood that a third contender, Vinci, which according to the firm’s 2016 annual report is 4% owned by Qatari Diar, decided not to bid for the scheme.

Multiplex was pulled from the job just days before it was due to start work back in February while Mace has been working on the first three phases of the development.

The substructure package on the scheme was due to be carried out by Keltbray.