White City Place: Gateway
Situated on the southern part of the existing White City Development, Gateway Central is an 11-storey new commercial building providing office and retail floorspace with a single storey basement. The Ground Floor also includes an entrance lobby and back of house areas with cycle parking and shower facilities for occupants. The Basement includes car parking, plant, and storage. All upper floors consist of B1 Offices. A screened open top plant area is accommodated on the 11th floor/roof level. Six floors of the building are pre-let to L’Oréal UK and Ireland for use as their new HQ and training academy (at Ground Floor).
“We are delighted to have started the next phase of construction work with ground-breaking on a new state of the art building at White City Place. Gateway Central is the next step in helping us complete our vision of transforming White City Place into a global business district for world class companies. Delivering over 260,000 sq. ft. of new floor space, the building will enable us to continue to meet the significant demand for office space at White City Place. L’Oréal’s commitment to moving their new headquarters to the new building will complement the mix of other creative companies that call White City their home.” - David Camp, CEO, Stanhope
Gateway Central is located on land directly adjacent to MediaWorks, and part of the wider regeneration of White City which has seen the area transformed into a world class business and education district. Further developments for Gateway include Gateway West (due to start Q2 2021 and complete Q3 2022) and Gateway East (currently under review).
We are Construction Manager for Gateway Central as well as upcoming Gateway West (details will be provided soon).
Client: Stanhope PLC on behalf of investors Mitsui Fudosan and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
Architect: Allies and Morrison
Structural Engineers: AKT II
Services Engineers: Sweco.co.uk
Landscape Architects: HED
Cost Consultants: Deloitte UK
Start Date: Sept 2020
Completion Date: Expected Q3 2022
(Commencement Dates) *
Prior to main works (pre-July) 2020
Enabling Works - COMPLETE
Quarter 3 (July-September) 2020
Piling - COMPLETE Substructure (Concrete) - IN PROGRESS
Quarter 2 (April-June) 2021
Superstructure (Steelwork & Concrete)
Mechanical & Electrical (M&E)
Quarter 3 (July-September) 2021
Quarter 4 (October-December) 2021
External Works & Landscaping
Commissioning & Testing
*Programme subject to change. Main phases of work overlap across the different quarters
Mon-Fri: 0800 to 1800
Sat: 0800 to 1300
Additional hours of work may take place with approval from LBHF Environmental Health.