More London

Giving More to London

Our work on More London spanned a decade and six separate plots, including City Hall which was named one of the most energy efficient and sustainable structures in the capital.

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More London Project summary

Client

More London Development Limited

Key partners

Norman Foster, Arup, Roger Preston & Partners (now Grontmij)

Services provided

Consultancy, Cost consultancy, Advisory services

Sectors

Arts and culture, Offices, Commercial, Corporate real estate, Regeneration, Public buildings and estates

Locations

UK - London and south-east England, UK and Europe

Project timeline

Start date
1999
End date
2009
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Project story

More London was the first project in the UK to receive a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating. Our innovative work on the south bank of the Thames led to a vibrant business community, awards and breaking industry records.

This high profile development emerged over ten years during which we were responsible for construction logistics, because of the projects' difficult and prominent public location, and ensuring that optimal value was achieved over the client's six sites.

We also created a programme strategy for the whole development, which included risk analysis, logistics phasing, cash flow revenue planning and a letting strategy.

Each project pushed the boundaries, from the use of new engineering techniques to spearheading social inclusion or ground-breaking sustainability credentials. The social inclusion programme became a 'Constructing Excellence Demonstration Project', sharing best practice throughout the industry and is still held in high regard to this day.

Project stats

£700m project
2.7m sq ft development
24/7 365 days a year

Points of note

More business

We worked across 13 acres of the mixed-use business district on the River Thames. These plots have shaped and regenerated the South Bank area, drawing businesses and the public to enjoy the location overlooking London's famous river.

More awards

Plot 1 of More London received a British Council Offices (BCO) award for Best Commercial Workplace Building in 2004, and two BCO awards for its work on MEPC's Milton Park and More London Plot 3 projects. The Greater London Authority headquarters (City Hall) project received five construction industry awards alone.

More employment

Through our engagement programme we got 140 local people into employment working on the site's construction.

More impact

Ten years, six plots and one business community. From the development’s centerpiece - City Hall - to the final plot, each project pushed the envelope in some way, from new engineering techniques to pioneering social inclusion programmes and impressive sustainability credentials.

“The work we have done across this project shows Mace at its best. Spanning over ten years we have called and counted on the array of expertise that the business offers and have delivered consistently over the six plots creating a new and vibrant community.”

“The Mace project director has been fantastic and we really appreciate his involvement. He has been a proper leader for the team and the project has demonstrated best practice across all areas.”