Salisbury Square
New appointment

New appointment

25/01/2022 by Buildington
The City of London Corporation has appointed Mace to build the new civic hub on Fleet Street.

The Salisbury Square Development, designed by Eric Parry Architects, will house a flagship legal facility for Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) and a new state-of-the-art headquarters for the City of London Police.

The scheme will create 150 construction jobs and generate around £10 million Gross Value Added (GVA) per annum. Once operational, the estimated GVA benefits will rise to £51 million per annum.

The development is on track for completion in 2026 and is expected to support 21,000 jobs in the Square Mile.

Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chair at the City of London Corporation, commented: “As we emerge from a challenging period for the Square Mile, Mace’s appointment is welcome news of progress in a scheme that will play a key role in the City’s recovery.

“The importance of preserving the Square Mile’s position as a global legal hub cannot be understated. As a lawyer myself, I know the major role this plays in the helping the UK attract international business.

“The first-class legal and law enforcement facilities at the Salisbury Square Development will strengthen our justice system and help us crack down on economic crime, enhancing the City’s reputation as a world-leading location to do business.”

Gareth Lewis, CEO for Construction at Mace, added: “We’re delighted to begin 2022 by being appointed on a transformational civic scheme in London’s Square Mile. Our team will work closely with the City of London Corporation to deliver the Salisbury Square Development using our expertise in design and construction, creating the client’s vision of a flagship legal facility. It is an honour to be trusted with such an important project for London’s recovery.”

Mace was selected following the outcome of a competitive tender process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

The company will be appointed under a Pre-Construction Services Agreement (PCSA) proposed to commence in February 2022, in preparation to enter a contract for the construction of the Salisbury Square Development in autumn of this year.

In addition to Mace and Eric Parry Architects, Buro Happold, AECOM and Avison Young are working as consultants on the scheme.
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