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Bush House 

The Aldwych Quarter Scheme was one of London’s largest ever refurbishment projects.
  • Customer
    Kato Kagaku Co. Ltd
  • Procurement Route
  • Completion Date
  • Quantity Surveyor
    Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Value
  • Form Of Contract
    JCT Design & build with amends
  • Project Manager
    Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Area
    300,000 sq ft
  • Program Duration
    67 weeks
  • Architect
  • ME Engineer
    Hilson Moran
Aldwych quarter


ISG was awarded a circa £52m project by Japanese owner, Kato Kagaku Co. Ltd, to substantially refurbish the iconic former home of the BBC World Service – Bush House in central London. One of the largest commercial office refurbishment schemes to be awarded in 2013, the completed project, which encompasses four buildings on site, was renamed the Aldwych Quarter.
Aldwych quarter

The Project

The project will deliver over 300,000 sq ft of lettable high specification Cat A office accommodation across the four buildings and central courtyard with an undercroft. The building was stripped out to shell & core and comprehensively upgraded and modernised throughout the internal space including new mechanical & electrical systems, replacement of 14 existing lifts and the delivery of an additional lift to enhance accessibility. 

The Cat A fit out also includes new raised access floors and suspended ceilings, four new reception areas and high specification toilet facilities. The programme has been carefully designed to enable the phased handover of accommodation enabling the client's agent the opportunity to provide potential tenants with flexible occupation scenarios. The works also include significant external works including the re-roofing of all four buildings, façade cleaning and repairs to architecturally listed elements of masonry.