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Lucas delivers comprehensive painting package at 280 Bishopsgate

14th August 2021

Lucas continues to deliver a run of important new painting packages in Central London with the decorations for a major office redevelopment at 280 Bishopsgate. The 13-storey commercial building was the former City headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland. It is now undergoing a complete redevelopment, inside and out, to create over 264,000 sq ft of Category A office space, including a new dual reception feature right through the building, linking it with Bishops Square on one side and Spitalfields Market on the other.

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Lucas shortlisted for three Construction News Specialist Awards 2021

15th July 2021

To say we are extremely chuffed is an understatement. Lucas has been shortlisted in no less than three categories for the Construction News Specialist Awards 2021. And this follows being shortlisted for two awards in the magazine’s main industry awards for 2021 as well.

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Greta graduates in style

13th July 2021

Many congratulations to Greta Rimdeikiene who has just graduated as a Quantity Surveyor from London South Bank University with a 2:1 honours degree. Greta who hails from Lithuania and has always been passionate about construction and architecture joined us in 2018 as an assistant quantity surveyor.

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Lucas wins shell and core package at One Thames City

12th July 2021

Lucas has secured a new shell & core painting package for building N6 at One Thames City, the new district under development at Nine Elms alongside the River Thames in south London. Building N6 will be an 18-storey residential tower of luxury apartments. The Lucas team will apply specialist resin coatings in the 3-storey basement as well as painting plant rooms and other back of house areas including car parks, and all staircores.

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Lucas scores White City Place package

9th July 2021

Lucas has secured the decorations package for Gateway Central at White City Place. A Lucas painting team will decorate all basement and back-of-house areas including applying specialist epoxy resin coatings to plant room floors and the car park (including all line markings), and anti-dust coatings to concrete walls. We will also be painting core areas of the building including staircases along with all office walls, ceilings and joinery throughout.

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Lucas scoops major reception fit out at n2 Victoria

7th July 2021

Lucas has won a major fit out project at the newly-named n2 building in Victoria, part of the huge Nova development opposite Victoria Station. The n2 is a 17-storey prime office building sitting alongside the residential Nova Building and another new office tower which together with shops, restaurants and public realm features, have transformed this 5.5 acre island site within one of London’s busiest one-way systems

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First class for our own Jamie Oliver

29th June 2021

Huge congratulations are due to one of our quantity surveyors, Jamie Oliver, who has just graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Greenwich with a BSc in Quantity Surveying. Jamie left school without a clear idea of what he wanted to do and took a number of different jobs until he decided to go to college and learn painting and decorating.

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Lucas commits to Environmental, Social and Governance best practice with its new DISC strategy

25th June 2021

Lucas has developed and implemented a new company-wide strategy called DISC which stands for Diversity, Innovation, Sustainability and Collaboration. It is designed to ensure that everyone at Lucas considers a 360º view of the community and of the environment, and takes responsibility for our actions and the impacts they may have on the wider world around us.

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Lucas’s Heritage experience boosted by new hire

23rd June 2021

Lucas’s considerable experience in completing major historic refurbishments is now boosted with the launch of a specialist Lucas Heritage unit headed by new hire Peter Hare, Director of Heritage. Peter is a specialist consultant in conservation, decoration and the decorative arts, with a wealth of experience spanning over 30 years on major heritage projects. He directed the gilding and arts team on the royal barge “Gloriana” that led the Thames flotilla for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

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Lucas joins founders beta testing mind fitness app Ownminder

14th June 2021

Lucas has joined a small group of construction companies to test and help develop a new mind fitness app called Ownminder. Ownminder is being developed by Dr Vanessa Moulton, a chartered psychologist and expert in the field of mind fitness and Tom Storey, a strategic consultant in the construction and property sector.

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