The Place, completed in September 2013, is an innovative building that makes a strong and compelling corporate statement in London’s newest commercial quarter. It’s currently providing 40,000 square metres (428,000 square feet) of efficient office space across seventeen-storeys of great architectural distinction.
Mace acted as main contractor on this project, as part of Sellar’s wider London Bridge Quarter scheme. The Place meets the most rigorous space demands of modern organisations, offering large, light, open and highly-flexible floor space, with floor plates up to 31,000 square feet.
The Place has outstanding views throughout and naturally-ventilated winter gardens on floors 3-12 with a landscaped roof terrace that offers spectacular views of London. Standing next to The Shard, where Mace also acted as main contractor, this building brought its own complex technical and architectural challenges. This included the complicated cantilever structure of the building which required the installation of one of the largest piles of its type in London, at 2.4m diameter.
As with The Shard, The Place’s London Bridge location led to numerous complicated interfaces and the development of a robust logistics strategy. Mace worked in-depth with key transport stakeholders including London Underground, Transport for London and Network Rail, to ensure the construction processes was as undisruptive as possible.