Landid and Brockton Capital’s Charter Building in Uxbridge has topped out, and is, say the developers, on target for completion in Q4 2016.
Once finished, the building will provide over 224,000 sq ft of workspace. The footprint, including one-acre floorplates, makes it one of the largest office developments in the South East – and indeed the largest in Uxbridge.
Developed by the joint venture between Landid Property and Brockton Capital, The Charter Building has been designed to bring a new sort of workspace to Uxbridge. The building aims to provide “a well-connected home for the discerning occupier that values sustainability, good design and the wellbeing of its workforce”.
The project has seen the original building, which was once the UK headquarters for Coca Cola, stripped back to its structural frame. The floor plates have been extended and a new penthouse floor with access to a roof terrace has been added.
The revamped building will also include an internal ‘street’ that runs from north to south through the ground floor. This space aims to act as a dynamic breakout area.
Attending a special topping out ceremony to mark the occasion, the newly elected Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr John Hensley said: “I am very fortunate as the Mayor of Hillingdon to see the progress of the development of this construction. The Charter Building has clear potential for success in Uxbridge and I know this landmark will complement the vibrant heart of Uxbridge Town Centre.”
Trevor Silver, Managing Director at Landid, added: “The Charter Building will be Uxbridge’s best located contemporary workplace, just moments away from Uxbridge Tube Station. The nearby High Street offers a great selection of amenities, and the building itself gives occupiers a distinctive, well-designed urban office with easy access to Central London.”
Work on The Charter Building has to-date brought over 1600 jobs to Uxbridge, including six apprentices who were honoured at the topping out ceremony.
Tony Edgley, Partner at Brockton Capital LLP, said: “The Landid/Brockton partnership is committed to delivering workplaces that directly respond to the needs of the next generation of increasingly informed occupiers, and The Charter Building does just that. Positioned to attract the very best talent, this project provides the right combination of design, connectivity, service, sustainability and value, within an amenity rich, urban setting.”
Currently the Landid/Brockton partnership is one of the more active office developers in the Western Corridor. The JV is currently developing three major office buildings. As well as The Charter Building, they are working on Thames Tower, Reading, and The Porter Building, Slough, set for completion between Q4 2016 and Q3 2017.
The Landid/Brockton partnership says it is looking to commit significant further capital to acquire similar investment opportunities in the Western Corridor.