Queen Victoria Street
Gold CCS award for rejuvenated London building
The world famous grade II listed Old Admiralty Building will be transformed into the new home for The Department for Education (DfE), providing office space for 1,120 people.
Procured under Scape Group’s
National Major Works framework, the project is being led by our
fit-out specialists Willmott Dixon Interiors, which last year transformed the
Grade II listed Commonwealth Institute in Kensington into the new home for the
Most recently occupied by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Old Admiralty Building has housed some of the most famous figures in history, including former Prime Minister Winston Churchill when he was First Lord of the Admiralty, and James Bond author - and former naval intelligence officer - Ian Fleming, whose renowned ‘Room 39’ was located inside the walls during World War II.
The project will see our team transform 23,000 m² of space at the Old Admiralty into a modern working environment, including upgrading the building services to introduce new mechanical ventilation and environmental controls, plus future proofing space for government offices in the long-term.
The building, which is the backdrop
to the annual Trooping the Colour, once completed will allow the DfE to relocate
from Sanctuary Buildings in Great Smith Street, a reorganisation of the
Government estate that will save the taxpayer significant costs.
for Education commercial director and EFSA director of capital, Mike Green:
“The Old Admiralty Building is important for Government as a large and strategically placed freehold. By renovating and upgrading the building, we are maximising the value of this important heritage asset and providing a good home for the Department.”
Mike Hart, chief operating officer
at Willmott Dixon Interiors: “We're excited about being tasked with such an
important contract and we’ll work to ensure the refurbishment is complete so
that the DfE can move into their new home in autumn 2018. It will be delivered
by an experienced team familiar with the security, logistical and technical
challenges of working on high profile London projects.”
32 Farringdon Street, London
020 7634 9600