MidCity Place

MidCity Place

WC2

Location

71 HIGH HOLBORN, CAMDEN, LONDON

Date

2000-2001

Partner

MATSUSHITA INVESTMENT & DEVELOPMENT

Architect

KOHN PEDERSEN FOX

Gross Area

450,000 SQ FT

During the development of MidCity Place we learnt from an industry renowned for the organisation and efficiency of its production processes.

We commissioned logistics consultants from the Jaguar car production line in Coventry to examine the processes used on construction sites and recommend areas for improvement.  The results were marked.  The building was delivered to shell and core in just 57 weeks – a build rate at double the speed of the industry average.  In addition, the outturn cost was 20 per cent lower than the market average for a building of this quality.

The building itself is both flexible and efficient, with large uninterrupted floorplates around a large atrium.  Positive feedback from occupiers shows the building has improved staff interaction and, subsequently, productivity.