GKR helping to deliver £65m exemplary commercial office development
26 March 2013
240 Blackfriars Road will be an architecturally-striking, 19-storey commercial office building designed by award winning architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
Developed by the Great Ropemaker Partnership, it will offer occupiers 220,000 square feet of modern office floors with fantastic river views provided by the floor-to-ceiling glazing. Media and publishing company UBM has taken a 105,000 square foot pre-let to function as its UK headquarters when the building completes in 2014.
GKR have been working for main contractor Mace since July 2012 providing full perimeter gantries for material storage, temporary offices, hoist foundations and pedestrian protection.
Director Neil Rowswell commented: “Safety is always our top priority at GKR and at 240 Blackfriars we have erected edge protection on each floor to allow the Preston platform to be raised safely and erected Cantilever’s into the lift shafts to allow safe access around the top of the plant room.”
240 Blackfriars Road is located within London’s Southbank and is due for completion in early 2014.