Ardmore to deliver final phase of life science in King's Cross

Posted on 11 April 2024

Ardmore is set to deliver the second and final phase of a life science campus based in King's Cross, London.

The contractor was appointed by Reef Group, who developed the 1 million square foot Tribeca campus that will include laboratories, housing, shops and restaurants plus public realm areas. Phase one of the Tribeca scheme in the King's Cross Knowledge Quarter saw VolkerFitzpatrick complete the 112,500 square foot Apex building for £29m last year.

James Byrne, Ardmore Director, commented that the firm had already with Reef for 12 months under a reconstructive services agreement "to ensure the scheme remained deliverable and viable"

The phase two deal of the life science campus work is £236m and will include the construction of three new buildings named 'The Reflector', 'The Assembly' and 'The Connecter', comprising a combined 537,066 square feet.

The Reflector building (195,835 square feet) is scheduled for completion in July next year, according to Reef Group. It will comprise 10 floors including a basement.

The Connector (eight floors and 67,083 square feet) and The Assembly (12 floors and 274,148 square feet) will follow in December 2025.

Ardmore’s contract also includes the construction of a 12-floor residential building with 69 flats adjacent to The Connector.

Reef Group stated that all buildings will be delivered inline with principles of the London Energy Transformation initiative. The group will also achieve BREEAM Excellent and a Wired Score Platinum Rating.

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