Project – Paddington Square
Client – Sellar Properties/Great Western Developments
Main Contractor – Mace
Value - £4 Million
Lucas fit out and finishing teams have successfully completed a series of packages at Paddington Square, earning top scores from Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) inspectors in the process.
Paddington Square is an 18-storey new building, also known as the Paddington Cube. It is a mixed use development of offices and four levels of retail spaces and restaurants including a roof restaurant. It is next to Paddington Station and a new Bakerloo Line booking hall forms part of the below ground development.
Early in the project we created a temporary marketing suite on the fifth floor of a site adjacent to the development comprising a lobby, the main marketing area, toilets and kitchen facilities. We installed purpose-built joinery, designed and fitted an imaginative lighting system and as an unusual feature, we replicated the view from the new development by installing a mock-up on the curtain wall of the temporary suite.
We also completed a comprehensive package painting all basements and back of house areas for the building, including specialist safety resin floor coatings, walls, ceilings and joinery.
Lucas then undertook a back of house fit out package extending across the basements, ground and first floor levels. It included multiple toilets, quality shower and changing room facilities for cyclists, and the fit out of security rooms, facility manager’s offices and kitchen areas.
Our teams were awarded top scores by Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) inspectors during the project. Our care about our appearance on site, our respect for the local community, our protection of the environment, our attention to site safety and our care for our workforce received 4½ stars out of 5. These areas of inspection were all rated “excellent” or “exceptional”.
Paddington Square was a CCS “Ultra site” meaning that it should present a professional image of the industry, so Lucas was especially proud to maintain this high standard for the project.
Paddington Square was designed by Renzo Piano for the developers Sellar Properties and Great Western Developments and the main contractor was Mace.