Skanska to build eye-catching £85m landmark in London

Press release 02/04/2002 00:00 CET

Skanska is to build a striking new addition to the City of London’s skyline following the award of a £85 million design and build contract. Designed by Foster and Partners, the building will have a dramatic profile with a unique façade curving out from the top of the building to first floor level and a prominent triple height reception.

Moor House is a development by Moor House Property Developments Limited in association with The Moor House Limited Partnership. The partnership consists of Greycoat, Hammerson and Pearl. It will offer 29,112 sq m of office space over 19 floors with retail at lower ground, ground and first floor levels. It is located on a prominent island site at the intersection of London Wall and Moorgate, close to Liverpool Street Station.

Skanska has been working on the project since 2001, providing a full pre-construction procurement service that has included the appointment of suppliers for all the major works packages. Work on site is due to start in early April.

One of the early challenges during the building programme will be the installation of 50 metre steel lined piles by Cementation Foundations Skanska and the construction of a 50 metre deep draught relief shaft and ticket hall for the proposed Crossrail underneath the building. Detailed planning has also been required for working on a tight site with restricted access.