Morgan Sindall has been chosen as the preferred candidate to take on an office development in London's legal district.

The company beat off competition from a number of other firms, including the likes of Skanska, Balfour Beatty and Mace, to land the £30 million contract and will look to deliver the development by September 2014. Plans have already been laid out for the structure from architects Bennetts Association and developer Derwent London has also stated which measures need to take place prior to Morgan Sindall starting the construction work on the office block.

Derwent London noted that the existing buildings which stand at 40-45 Chancery Lane need to be demolished and then the 102,000 sq ft, seven-storey new office can then be constructed. While there are commercial opportunities within the office facilities, officials also revealed that the bottom floor will be used for a retail space that could be taken up by a supermarket looking to provide workers with somewhere to shop at lunchtime or at the end of the day.

Morgan Sindall noted that the development is set to be built to ensure a high sustainability rate as well as being on the right lines to achieve a BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) Excellent rating. Officials went on to say that all the sourced material will have a high sustainability quality and incorporate features such as green roofs and fair faced concrete.

Peter Jacob, managing director of the company's London office, said: "Our London team has a particular focus on high-quality, sustainable office space and is well versed in delivering projects which blend historic features with state of the art, contemporary workplace environments."

Morgan Sindall's success at landing this contract comes swiftly after it announced that it had been chosen to take over a major regeneration project of Slough town centre. Officials at the firm noted that the company would now be looking to form a Local Asset Backed Vehicle (LABV) joint venture in order to get the £1 billion project off the ground.

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