Landsec procured Lavington Street in December 2018 and commenced construction of a c.400,000 sq ft NIA, two building office-led scheme in December 2022.
The existing site comprised of two buildings, the east building was originally built as a print works and the west building was a 1970’s office block. The scheme comprises the cut and carve of the East building retaining as much existing structure as possible and provision of a steel/CLT extension. The West building is being replaced with a hybrid steel/CLT 14-storey building.
Landsec have encouraged the team to create an innovative and sustainable design and the development is required to meet BREEAM outstanding and achieve net zero carbon. Opera have led the procurement and management of the professional team, programming and contractor procurement strategy for the site. The development is currently on site with demolition and an early enabling works package comprising a double storey basement box complete. Main contractor works commenced in Q1 2024 with completion due in Q4 2025.