BAM wins new Facebook HQ at King’s Cross

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King's Cross development, BAM,

BAM Construction has been selected as the main contractor for the construction of Facebook’s new headquarters building at the King’s Cross development in London

The King’s Cross development includes two buildings providing BREEAM Outstanding office accommodation. When they are finished, Plots T2 and T3 will become known as 11-21 Canal Reach.

The building on plot T2 will be 12 storeys high at its highest point at the southern end of the site, stepping down to nine storeys towards the north. There will be impressive roof terraces with views across the city.

The contract is believed to be worth over £200m and ranks as BAM Construction’s largest project.

BAM is onsite already with a substantial enabling and substructure works package before the main scheme commences in earnest, with the expectation of completing early in 2021. Although the sums remain commercially confidential, it represents the largest contract signed by BAM.

Construction Director Ewen Hunter, who has led for BAM on several of the buildings at King’s Cross, said: “Nothing at King’s Cross is ordinary. Every building is ambitious and the client is constantly pushing what can be achieved for itself and others.

“Our teams embrace the challenge and our integrated model, involving our design and engineering businesses, makes us an ideal fit for the scale and complexity of this big building with a demanding design.”

The King’s Cross project is the last large building job in the transformation of the area, led by developer Argent through the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership.

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