Chinese government completes Royal Mint buy for new embassy
Delancey and LRC Group have completed the sale of iconic Royal Mint Court site in London to the People’s Republic of China following an unsolicited offer.
The Chinese government plans to convert the 5.4 acre site, which sits opposite the Tower of London, into the country’s new UK embassy.
The sale comes less than two years after the Delancey and LRC joint venture received the go-ahead for a £750m, 600,000 sq ft office scheme offering 50% more net office space than the site currently has. Alongside this, there is planning permission in place for a wider refurbishment and part redevelopment including new retail and leisure accommodation, 1.8 acres of landscaped public realm.
By Richard Hook | Fri 18 May 2018
Banagher Concrete win best pre-cast concrete award for the Royal Mint Street project.
The Winner of the 6th International Award was ICF member Banagher Precast Concrete for “The Royal Mint, London”
Jury Quote: “The ambition demonstrated by this Irish company to complete the encapsulation of an existing busy rail line and free up the valuable airspace overhead for much needed inner city residential accommodation was impressive. The entrant provided a full comprehensive design as well as the logistical expertise to manufacture and deliver multiple precast concrete units to this busy inner city site. The structural design life of 120 years, the capacity to withstand a train impact and the innovative design approach undertaken together with the collaborative research into the seismic capability of invisible connections was also impressive.
Project Client: The Royal Mint, London
Irish Supplier: Banagher Precast Concrete
Steel sections as viewed from Royal Mint Street.
Mezzanine level on the north side – being prepared for concrete pour.
The third and final lift/ stair core is now well underway (Block B).
Jigsaw puzzle coming together!
Core B slip form rig being prepared.
Core B slip form being installed for lift and stair core construction.
Structural steels installed during night works.