15 February 2017

GRAHAM Starts Work on 111,000 sq ft Office Refurbishment

Legal & General announces commencement of works at Senator in London.

Legal & General has announced that it has started a comprehensive refurbishment of Senator, 85 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4. Senator is owned by Vantage, a joint venture London office partnership between Legal & General Capital and PGGM.

Works are now underway by GRAHAM Construction to deliver 111,000 sq ft of premium refurbished workspace in a prime location which will be available for occupiers from December 2017.

Designed by Ben Adams architects, the repositioning of this asset capitalises on its unique position between St Paul’s and the river and will include a new seventh floor roof terrace with stunning views, a café, new landscaping, public realm, and re-clad exterior. With four flexible light-filled upper floor plates of 20,000 sq ft, Senator will provide occupiers from all sectors the opportunity to secure a world-class headquarters with a robust specification coupled with elegant design.

Nigel Fuller, Senior Fund Manager at Legal & General, said:

“This refurbishment will be a strong example of how we can transform existing buildings in prime urban locations to make them suitable for today’s modern working environment. There is a huge demand for this type of work space from blue chip occupiers who recognise the importance of its work environment to improve its staff’s well-being and productivity.”

Rob Joyce, GRAHAM Construction’s London office Director, added:

“The refurbishment and extension of Senator will significantly improve the energy performance of the building as well as the environment and facilities for its tenants. Using our highly skilled team, we have planned the works to ensure a smooth process and the enhancement of the building to the highest quality.”

As part of the extensive refurbishment, the building aims to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating. Legal & General is committed to achieving the highest sustainability standards on all of its buildings and in this year’s annual Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmarking (GRESB) survey Legal & General retained Green Stars (the Upper Quartile accolade) for Vantage as well as all of its other funds across the platform.

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