Designed by Piercy & Company, the 9,800 sq m Copyright Building will boast chilled plasterboard ceilings across all seven floors.
The deal comes as Derwent this morning warned that London building costs were rising by around 10% a year.
Skanska Managing Director Paul Heather said: “We are delighted to have been awarded our first project for Derwent London, a developer which Skanska has wanted to work with for many years.”
Derwent London Head of Development Richard Baldwin said: “We are very pleased to have appointed Skanska as the main contractor on the Copyright Building. Together we will deliver a first class office and retail scheme in one of London’s most attractive areas.”
The scheme is targeting the BREEAM Excellent environmental standard, using sustainable approaches throughout the construction phase and installing solar panels on the building’s green roof.
To deliver this project, Skanska has put together a specialist in-house team to combine its skills in design, construction, mechanical and electrical engineering and ceiling installation.
Works are expected to be completed in autumn 2017.