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10 Jun, 2024

JTRE London starts work on landmark 220 Blackfriars Road site

220 Blackfriars demolition, Juraj Marko, Chris Wilson & Nigel Fleming

JTRE London has recently started work at 220 Blackfriars Road, set to become a landmark £400m mixed-use scheme delivered in partnership with Southwark Charities, marking a pivotal moment at a time where there are question marks around other central London schemes coming forward due to developer, contractor and supply chain uncertainty.

Specialist firm Downwell Enabling Ltd has started demolition of the current Edward Edwards House building, with residents moved to JTRE London’s recently completed Appleby Blue almshouse nearby, with no increased living costs and removal costs paid for by the charity.

JTRE London will deliver the project via a construction management route. MBP has been appointed as the structural engineer while Hoare Lea has secured the contracts for MEP, energy and sustainability, fire and acoustic engineer. MRG Studio has been appointed as the landscape architect. Eckersley O'Callaghan has been appointed as the Façade Consultant on the project. 

Juraj Marko, Joint Managing Director at JTRE London, said “Despite wider uncertainty and volatility in the development and contractor market, we are pleased to be pushing forward with 220 Blackfriars Road, underpinning our significant investment and long-term commitment to creating exceptional spaces that improve the fabric of London for all stakeholders. With two architecturally striking and commercially successful schemes already completed in SE1, we remain highly confident in the area and especially with our proven construction management project delivery route.”

“The scheme is a shining example of how the private, public and third sectors can work together to unlock development that is beneficial for all stakeholders including longstanding local residents on low incomes. This is particularly important at a time when local authority home building in Southwark has dropped by 96% over the past year.”