A previously stalled central London commercial property project has been given a new lease of life after Favermead started work on one of its developments to counter the dwindling space in the capital.
Construction work on the firm's 60 Holborn Viaduct project, a 215,000 sq ft office development designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), has started after having been dormant since planning permission was obtained in 2007.
Featuring an undulating facade with twisted fins in front of a glazed curtain wall, the commercial property is designed to achieve a BREEAM rating of "Excellent" and is one of many office projects that have been restarted in the recent past.
John Bushell, KPF's principal in charge of the project, explained that the scheme's return "is a response to the current commercial office market in London".
He went on to add that it is aimed at particularly countering "the need for high specification, sustainable and flexible office spaces which can be adapted to accommodate multiple tenants".
Private sector development activity has been increasing as public sector construction activity declines, figures from Savills showed recently.
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