No half measures at International Quarter

8th March 2017

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SOBEN have secured yet another commission on a strategic development in London.

They will provide bills of quantities for the main contactors Lendlease, who are developing the £2.4 billion International Quarter London.

The project comes hard on the heels of the landing of another contract – to provide BoQs for BAM Construction, who are negotiating to secure the £36 million contract to redevelop part of the City, University of London campus.

The International Quarter London has been described as a revolutionary “workplace destination” that combines office, cultural, academic, retail and residential spaces on a 22-acre site located at the gateway to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

It will be home to, among others, the Financial Conduct Authority, Transport For London, V&A East, a new campus for University College London and Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

It boasts excellent transport connectivity and class-leading data infrastructure as well as impressive green open spaces, which are designed to “optimise employee wellbeing”.

When London was selected to host the 2012 Olympics in 2005, it promised to deliver an ambitious post-Games regeneration programme that would transform an under-developed area of the city’s east end for future generations to enjoy.

Lendlease are working in partnership with LCR to deliver on a pledge that involves:

  • Four million square feet of “grade-A” office space, designed to meet the demands of modern businesses
  • 333 new homes at Glasshouse Gardens
  • The creation of 25,000 jobs
  • More than 52,000 sq ft of shops and restaurants, with associated childcare and community facilities

The site also enjoys a unique combination of underground, overground, mainline and Docklands Light Rail services, meaning all of London’s major transport hubs will be accessible within 35 minutes and every London airport in under an hour.

Lendlease is a leading, stock-market-listed international property and infrastructure group that operates in Australia, Asia, the Americas and Europe. The company have core capabilities in development, investment management, construction and asset and property management.