Kier wins £34.5m Victoria redevelopment

Kier Construction will undertake the redevelopment of Parnell House for Royal London Asset Management.

Work involves infilling the central atriums at the first six levels to deliver additional office floor area, and the construction of an additional three floors for 14 residential apartments.

The façade of the building will be completely removed and replaced with cast masonry columns and a mixture of bespoke curtain walling and aluminium/timber curtain walling systems. All of the mechanical & electrical systems are also being replaced.

To enable the new residential units to be built, the existing post-tensioned roof slab will be replaced by a reinforced concrete transfer structure to carry the residential column layout above.

Cliff Thomas, managing director of Kier Construction in London, said: “The redevelopment of Parnell House is a key phase in the overall redevelopment of Victoria. We will deliver a high-end mixed-use scheme while maintaining continuity of service for the existing tenant, [pub chain] JD Wetherspoon, who will occupy the ground floor of the building throughout the construction period.

“We are also mindful of party wall considerations with the Grade II listed Apollo Theatre and Neathouse Place office block, and will bring our wealth of redevelopment experience to ensure a high quality finish.”

Works have started on site and are expected to complete in spring 2017.