Ardmore to start piling on £155m Hammersmith town hall site

Grant Prior 3 years ago
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Ardmore will start piling work next month for Hammersmith & Fulham Council and their JV partners A2Dominion at the Hammersmith Civic Campus mixed-use development in West London.

The £155m main contract will see Ardmore refurbish and extend the existing Grade II-listed Town Hall building to provide over 15,000 sqm of office and public space alongside 204 new homes and 10,000sqm of commercial space.

Alongside the refurbishment of the existing Town Hall Ardmore will create an additional 4,500sqm internal area within a contemporary three-storey ‘Glass Box’ extension.

Comprising 1,300 tonnes of structural steel, the new box sits above the existing Town Hall, supported on a series of 15-metre-high stilts that punch down through the existing building.

Cormac Byrne, Ardmore’s Managing Director, said:  “We are excited to take on the delivery of West King Street.

“To secure the project after extensive pre-construction negotiations, amidst a backdrop of significant uncertainty surrounding the Covid pandemic, underlines the determination of all parties to secure cost and delivery certainty.

“Having delivered some of London’s most complex listed-building refurbishment and residential regeneration projects, we were able to develop practical, cost-effective solutions to help unlock this challenging project.

“We’re looking forward to working closely with the Council, A2Dominion and local residents to deliver a truly landmark scheme that will help transform Hammersmith for generations to come.”

Nick Hutchings, Executive Director (MD, Commercial), A2Dominion said: “Having worked with Ardmore on a number of occasions, we already have a strong relationship and the utmost respect for their work.

“This is a high-quality and inclusive scheme, with world-leading accessibility that has already won an award for its design. We now can’t wait for Ardmore to deliver the build and make these exciting plans a reality.”

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