SOBEN have won a further significant commission in London on a £36 million project to regenerate a historic academic site.
The company will provide bills of quantities for the main contactors BAM Construction, who are negotiating to secure the contract to develop the area for City, University of London.
Known as the Sebastian Street Development, the site in Clerkenwell has been identified for a new world-class education facility focusing on high-quality academic research and enterprise.
The project will involve demolition and construction on a triangular site – formed by Sebastian Street, Goswell Road and Ashby Street – that currently contains four buildings providing teaching space for 340 students.
Located at the eastern edge of the Northampton Square Conservation Area, the site comprises four existing buildings – the Goswell Place Building, Parkes Building, Myddleton Building and Health Centre – as well as an area of hardstanding currently used as a car park.
The project will involve the demolition of the Parkes Building and Health Centre, the partial demolition of the Goswell Place Building, a single-storey roof extension to the Myddleton Building and the erection of a part seven-storey, part four-storey, part two-storey building with two-storey basement, ancillary works, associated landscaping and public realm improvements.
After completion, the site promises to offer the prospect of a strong focal point on Goswell Road for those approaching from the City of London, while remaining sensitive to the surrounding urban fabric.
Soben CC are supporting BAM with the pre-contract stage of the project, preparing bills of quantities enabling them to finalise their contract sum with the clients in what is a two-stage tender.
The project gets under way in May 2017 and is due for completion in May 2019.