Main Contractor Appointed For Norman House

The Duchy of Lancaster has appointed Osborne Construction as the main contractor for the redevelopment of Norman House on the Strand. The scheme is a major refurbishment of the original 1920s building with the addition of two new storeys to the front of the property, three to the rear and the introduction of two large terraces.

Family firm Osborne will take charge of the construction works. The project is scheduled to start on site at the beginning of February 2019 and complete by autumn 2020. Once finished, the scheme will provide first-class office accommodation, restaurant and retail space in the heart of the Savoy estate.

Commenting on the progress to date, Duchy Head of Urban Mike Andrews said: “This is a tremendously exciting project which has the support and backing of Westminster City Council and the Duchy Council. The net result will be a new signature building on the Strand offering high quality office space on the upper floors and ground-floor retail space. We have already agreed our first pre-let and anticipate continued high levels of interest before we complete in the autumn of 2020.”

The full project team appointed to carry out the works on Norman House include architects ORMS, project managers Quartz, structural engineers Heyne Tillett Steel and mechanical and electrical engineers Hoare Lea.