Final bolt tightened at 127 Charing Cross Road topping out ceremony 

Topic Projects

Date 19 Mar 2024

Galliford Try’s Building London and South East Commercial business has celebrated the topping out ceremony for the 127 Charing Cross Road project. 

The Galliford Try team were joined by representatives from Nomura Real Estate Development, Lothbury Investment Management and key project stakeholders, to celebrate the ceremonial final bolt tightening. 

Developed on behalf of client Nomura Real Estate Development, with Development and Project Management services provided by Lothbury Investment Management, the scheme comprises the part demolition of the existing building and erection of a new four-storey extension to create an eight-storey mixed-use development. This will include high-quality office, retail and leisure space. Dedicated tenant amenity space and a large roof top communal terrace will also be provided with views across the West End skyline. 

The event marked an important milestone in the development of the refurbished Category A office space, that will enhance the existing 1970s building with upgraded leisure space on the ground floor and part basement opening onto Charing Cross Road. Set to achieve BREEAM Outstanding, the highly sustainable scheme has been designed to complement the existing and emerging townscape and provide a positive contribution to the Soho Conservation Area. 

The development has a strong social value focus, including the launch of a mental health awareness campaign that used 687 high-vis vests to represent the number of suicides among tradespeople in the UK, and a visit from Liz Twist MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Suicide and Self Harm Prevention.

Matthew Pool, Managing Director of Galliford Try Building London and South East Commercial, commented: “We are delighted to celebrate the topping out ceremony with Nomura Real Estate Development, Lothbury Investment Management and all the stakeholders involved in this fantastic project. Not only are the team already delivering a high-quality project, but the emphasis on mental health issues makes this a real exemplar project for our business.”