Green focus helps Willmott Dixon win £50m office job

Construction of the TBC.London project will start in September with the scheme scheduled for completion in mid-2024.

FORE selected Willmott Dixon based on a shared commitment to sustainability. The contractor will also work with FORE to run a ‘Building Lives’ skills academy at TBC.London for the duration of the construction programme.

FORE is targeting creating up to £9m in social and local economic value during the two-year construction period through local employment and procurement strategies.

TBC.London will be 100% electric and net zero carbon in operation, with no fossil fuels used in running the property. Designed by architect Stiff + Trevillion, the project is targeting EPC A and BREEAM Outstanding, the highest possible environmental assessments.

The building is also targeting WELL Platinum, the highest rating under the WELL Building Institute’s certification programme, a global rating system which serves as a marker of healthy building design.

Only around 30 offices across the globe have attained a Platinum rating, and combined with the target BREEAM score, TBC.London is aiming to be one of Europe’s greenest, healthiest buildings.

Reflecting FORE’s commitment to retrofit first rather than rebuild, the existing five-storey building will be stripped back and renewed through a deep refurbishment, preserving the embodied carbon in the frame.

Two floors will be added, with a third additional floor set back from Tower Bridge to create a terrace and club room. All tenants of the building will have direct access to outdoor space through terraces, balconies, and gardens.

Basil Demeroutis, Managing Partner, FORE Partnership, said: “We selected Willmott Dixon because they share our deep commitment to sustainability. In particular, Willmott Dixon’s efforts to be carbon neutral and their positive work in engaging with the communities in which they work set them apart and is wholly aligned with our own values and approach.

“We now look forward to starting on site and taking this exemplar project forward.”

Chris Tredget, Managing Director, Willmott Dixon said: “We are delighted to be working with FORE Partnership to deliver TBC.London, which will pave the way for more sustainable and innovative working environments.

“Our shared values and commitment to creating a more sustainable built environment and a positive impact in the communities in which we work, makes this project even more exciting. It’s been a great collaborative effort across the whole team and we’re all looking forward to getting started on site.”

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