280 Bishopsgate

Finsbury Tower

Victoria Square, Woking

78 St James’s Street

Nova Victoria Decorations

Project – Nova Victoria

Client – Landsec

Contractor – Mace

Value - £13m (total project)

Nova Commercial

Lucas has completed a series of major painting and fit out packages at the £2.2 billion Nova Victoria, one of London’s biggest redevelopment projects.

Phase 1 of this landmark development included the building of two office buildings, Nova North and Nova South, a new luxury apartment complex called the Nova Building, three basement levels of car parking space and plant rooms, and integrated retail and public realm spaces.

We won the contract to decorate throughout the 170 newly built apartments and penthouses, working closely with our fit out teams completing complex packages in the penthouses.

The most demanding quality standards and specifications applied to the decorations of the luxury apartments so the teams welcomed the use of our newly launched Lucas ProFinish brushes.

We also decorated the shell and core of the two commercial buildings at Nova Victoria and applied specialist coatings throughout the three basement levels which stretch underneath all three buildings right across the site.

Specialist protective resin coatings were required in plant rooms and other back of house areas and we applied a specialist DeckMaster multi-coat system for the demarcation of the car parks, loading bays and ramps.

Our main fit out contract was for the 21 luxury penthouses in the Nova Building where we collaborated closely with Mace MEP and took over responsibility for all other trades working on this aspect of the project. Our “super fit out” approach at Nova gave the main contractor and developer the opportunity the slice way parts of the project and de-risk, with Lucas the single point of responsibility.

The construction project was carried out on a 5.5 acre island site in the middle of one of London’s busiest one-way systems, so our experienced logistics centre played a big part ensuring that materials and equipment arrived on site at just the right time and in perfect condition despite a very difficult haul route.

Danny Lucas, Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Lucas, said: “Nova was major project for Lucas. As well as a project manager we deployed four site managers for the different packages. We were also working at South Bank Tower at the time. These were two large scale projects running successfully simultaneously with multiple Lucas teams, demonstrating the scale of work we now achieve.”

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