• 30 May 2017

LSQ London finalist in Construction News Awards

We are delighted that our project LSQ London (formerly 48 Leicester Square) has been shortlisted for Project of the Year (£20m – £50m) in the Construction News Award.

The award celebrates the best in the industry across 19 categories ranging from diversity and training initiatives to projects and sustainability. The category ‘Project of the Year’ celebrates the best of UK construction teams who deserve recognition for the high standard of work, adherence to budget and client satisfaction in a healthy and safe working environment.

LSQ London, designed by Make Architects, occupies the entire West side of Leicester Square in Central London, offering over 90,000ft2 of Grade A commercial space and 40,000ft2 of retail space.

Waterman were appointed by an overseas client and CORE, as Development Managers, and we worked closely with Multiplex Construction Europe, to provide structural engineering consultancy services.

The scheme included part demolition, leaving a 4-sided retained façade, and reconstruction of the new internal structure to provide a nine-storey building, including a new two-storey basement. The contemporary roof design is supported by a central core and new perimeter stanchions to create a completely column-free office space, spanning up to 12m and providing efficient floor space to appropriate market standards.

John Towers, Waterman’s Structures Director, commented; “We are very proud to see the completed LSQ London in the run-up of this prestigious award. It is a great testament to the project team’s close collaboration and focus on delivering top quality services to budget and on time.”

LSQ London achieved practical completion in September 2016 and has since attracted new tenants such as NFL UK and magazine giant Hearst.

The Construction News Awards ceremony will be taking place on July 13, 2017 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

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