BOUYGUES CONSTRUCTION AUSTRALIA

The Home Office

CLIENTThe Home Office (British Ministry)
CONTRACTNew build
FINANCINGPFI (public finance initiative)
CERTIFIEDBREEAM Rating: Excellent
55,000m2
of new office space for 3,500 workers

Bouygues Construction was awarded the contract for reconstruction, operations and facility management, having first managed the demolition of the 3 existing towers.

The first new government building to be delivered in central London in nearly a decade, Bouygues UK developed this landmark building from a demolition site to become the home of thousands of public sector officials in just 34 months.

Delivered under the Government’s Private Finance Initiative, this amazing building provides a striking focus for the regeneration of the surrounding area and is part of a mixed-use development, which includes residential accommodation, urban spaces, pathways and retail outlets.

Timescales for the project were tight, and Bouygues UK adopted fast track construction techniques such as “hybrid construction”, a mix of pre-cast and in-situ concrete structural elements to ensure the project was delivered on time and within budget.

Significant architectural features were integrated into the building during construction, without affecting the financial or programming aspects of the project.

Bouygues UK’s close and positive partnership with the client, community stakeholders and entire supply chain were crucial to the project’s success.

The Home Office contributed to design development throughout the process, with user groups extensively involved at all key stages. The local community was regularly consulted, and hoardings were enlivened with paintings from local artists and children from Millbank Primary School, located nearby.

Bouygues UK’s sister company, Bouygues Energies & Services, was significantly involved in the design and procurement process, optimising the building’s long-term value and operation and managing the facility ongoing.