Sellar, on behalf of Great Western Developments Ltd., today announced that it had successfully converted the second stage of its Paddington Square development with main construction partner Mace, agreeing a £350m contract with the project on time, and on budget. Mace was appointed in 2018 on a PCSA as part of a two-stage tender, following a competitive bid process. The first phase of development has seen the completion of demolition and piling works, with excavation now underway to prepare for the second stage of construction, following the agreement of a final design, programme and cost plan.

Sellar also confirmed today that Focchi has been appointed as cladding contractors, and that William Hare has been appointed as steelwork contractors to deliver the 5,300 tonnes of steel involved in the build.

Paul Flexney-Briscoe, Construction Director at Sellar, said: “We have worked extremely closely with Mace over the past year to frame a plan that is immediately actionable, on time and on brief, and we are happy to confirm today that it is to be delivered on budget. This is an important moment for the development, one that keeps us on track towards a successful build and completion, and marks thepoint that our vision for Paddington Square starts to become a tangible reality.”

Gareth Lewis, Mace’s Chief Executive for Construction, said: “The delivery of Paddington Square promises to create a new icon for the London skyline and create a new mixed-use neighbourhood in Paddington. The agreement of this contract is a major milestone that brings us closer to the

completion of the scheme. Like the Shard before it, Mace is very proud to be working alongside Sellar to bring their ambitious vision for this new site to life.”

Paddington Square is the centrepiece development to Paddington’s revitalisation, featuring at its heart a large-scale premium workspace offer designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

From the team behind The Shard, Paddington Square will completely reimagine the approach to Paddington Station, including a new concourse for the London Underground Bakerloo Line, allowing for the area to become one of the grand entrances to London.

The mixed-use scheme will offer 360,000sq ft of office space across 18 light-filled floors, four tiers of curated retail, 1.35 acres of comprehensive public realm improvements and West London’s highest rooftop dining experience with views across the city’s skyline.

Paddington Square is due to open in the first half of 2022.