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Lucas launches its new Centre of Excellence and Innovation

6th February 2023

Lucas has launched its purpose built, stand-alone Centre of Excellence and Innovation situated alongside Lucas HQ in Wrotham, Kent. The new multi-function complex includes our very own “future lab” for enhancing our sector-leading training and research and development programmes, as well as facilitating our growing collaborative partnership and consultancy activities with other forward-thinking companies to create innovations in fit out and finishing.

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Lucas scoops another project win at Television Centre

25th January 2023

A Lucas team will be returning to the familiar site of Television Centre in west London after winning the main decorations package for Plot H in phase two of the redevelopment of the former BBC television headquarters. Two new 8-storey residential blocks to be known as Macfarlane Place are being built on what was previously the BBC’s multi-storey car park on Wood Lane. There will be a total of 142 affordable one, two and three bedroom apartments along with retail and some public realm spaces.

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Market shout out for Lucas at Leadenhall

4th January 2023

Lucas has kicked off 2023 on the front foot winning an important City painting package for Multiplex. We are starting work at One Leadenhall, a new office development on the corner of Leadenhall and Gracechurch Street and adjacent to the Grade II* listed Leadenhall Market which sits on the site of the ancient Roman Forum.

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Lucas joins the smart set in Berkeley Square

19th December 2022

Not white tie and tails but hard hats and personal protective equipment for the Lucas team heading for Berkeley Square next month, because we have been selected for the first new build in this iconic Mayfair location for over 20 years.

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A major upgrade for Lucas in Covent Garden

16th December 2022

Lucas will soon be helping to deliver a landmark building upgrade in Covent Garden. 90 Long Acre is a significant late 1970s “Brutalist” commercial building originally designed by renowned architect Richard Seifert. It is now being comprehensively refurbished and upgraded with elements of new build to create a modern office complex with ground level retail units and public realm space that will integrate it with the surrounding area.

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Sustainability the key to Worship Square

12th December 2022

Lucas has secured an important commercial painting win at Worship Square on the northern edge of the City for a new, 10 storey workspace development that has impressive sustainability targets, designed to achieve NABERS 5.5* as well as BREEAM Outstanding. The new build by international workspace provider HB Reavis (see link below) will deliver 140,000 sq ft of office, retail and amenity space resulting in a highly sustainable working environment.

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“Lights, camera, action!” - Lucas

5th December 2022

Lucas is about to strut its stuff at Shepperton Studios in south west London where a major expansion programme is underway. New facilities are being built across three plots as part of the long term expansion plans between the studios owned by the Pinewood Group and Netflix that will eventually see production capacity double at the historic film site.

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Lucas sings out loudly at King’s Cross

28th November 2022

Lucas has struck the perfect note again at King’s Cross. Our latest major decorations package is at Capella, a residential-led, mixed use development to the north of this rapidly-changing and vibrant area of central London.

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Award-winning performances at Lucas

24th November 2022

Teodor Banov and Paul Connell emerged as joint overall winners at the annual Lucas performance awards held last night at BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts headquarters in London’s Piccadilly. Teodor is a long-standing Lucas site manager currently delivering a particularly challenging project for us at One Nine Elms and has been highly complimented both by our client and the management team at the site.

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Lucas brings together the historic and modern City of London

14th November 2022

Lucas specialists are about to embark on a precise refurbishment project to bring one of the City’s historic commercial buildings into one of its most modern developments known as Gotham City. The Grade II listed building at 19-21 Billiter Street, once home to the London Shipping Exchange, is adjacent to 40 Leadenhall Street where we are already deeply involved.

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