McLaren moves national HQ to Canary Wharf

Grant Prior 10 months ago
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McLaren Construction is moving from its historic home in Brentwood, Essex to a new national headquarters in Canary Wharf.

The London & South division is working on major projects like the ExCeL London Expansion Programme
The London & South division is working on major projects like the ExCeL London Expansion Programme

The move will see 240 staff from Essex and McLaren’s City of London office join forces in their new Canary Wharf base at Churchill Place in September.

A further 700 site-based, Midlands & North and UAE colleagues will use the space periodically to share expertise.

The London & South business was combined this month under the established leadership of managing director Darren Gill.

McLaren’s sector leaders in the London & South business are:

  • Education/hotels: Tony Whyte 
  • Commercial: Domonic Egan
  • Data centres: Tony La Croix
  • Residential/health: Richard Eager
  • Industrial & logistics: David Gavin

Group managing director at McLaren Construction, Paul Heather, said: “Our market has evolved. Repurposing from one use to another is common, single buildings have multiple uses and placemaking in some of our larger projects means the community lives, works and plays in self-contained new neighbourhoods.

“Our people need experience of all the common sectors – their complexities and how they fit together. The London & South region has the scale to offer that experience and to nurture industry-leading expertise.”

Chairman Kevin Taylor added: “I will be pleased to see McLaren colleagues working together, day in day out, sharing ideas, experience and specialist knowledge of sectors, geographies and technologies.

“The best way to achieve that is to bring people together in one place and one team. The London & South centre of excellence will complement our Midlands & North division and have the critical mass to support our colleagues in their learning, their career development and their wellbeing.

 “The scale and character of this new headquarters reflects McLaren’s growth and transformation.”

McLaren is complementing the improved working environment at Canary Wharf with enhanced people policies and benefits, designed to support its growing workforce in their work and home lives. These policies include improved maternity, paternity, adoption, surrogacy and carers leave.

McLaren Group’s development divisions – McLaren Property and McLaren Living – remain in new offices on Curzon Street in Mayfair after a recent move in January.

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