Today Stanhope, on behalf of Mitsui Fudosan and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), announces the commencement of construction of the new Gateway West building at White City Place. The four storey contemporary brick and ceramic building will provide 25,000 sq ft of office space, with the opportunity for a stand-alone headquarters, and is due to be completed by July 2022. The construction manager is Sir Robert MacAlpine.
Gateway West is the latest addition to the iconic White City Place development following the start of construction in October 2020 of the new 260,000 sq ft Gateway Central building, part let to L’Oreal for their new headquarters, which is due to complete by the end of 2022. It also follows on from the recent start of construction of the new 1 Wood Crescent building at Television Centre, part let to Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger and their parent company PVH Corp.
Gateway West is a strong, angular but intimate brick building entered from a lush new public garden with secluded space and a quiet pedestrian route at the back to the rest of the site. It is part of the new business district at White City Place of life sciences, technology, media and education enterprises in the rapidly developing environment in White City.
Gateway West is designed by architecture and urban design practice Gort Scott and corners the site adjacent to the new Gateway Central building under construction and the existing Garden House let to the Royal College of Art.