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AMERICAN EXPRESS BRIGHTON

AMERICAN EXPRESS BRIGHTON

We delivered a prestigious new operations centre in Brighton for American Express.

 
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General Information

Part of American Express’s workspace improvement programme, this new office block accommodates call centre operations, executive meeting and office space, and ancillary staff facilities.

A separate services facility building was also constructed adjacent to the main building.

Fast facts

Client
American Express
Duration
2010 - 2012
Location
Brighton
Region
London & South East
Sector
Commercial

Our deep basement expertise streamlined the 41,000m 3 excavation operation with single corner props previously used on another development maximising the working area below ground.

Under an alternative foundation design formulated by our Design Group, piles were replaced by a raft slab. In addition to cost and programme benefits, this had the added environmental advantage of avoiding disturbance to the aquifer below the site.

An art wall running at street level along the building’s rear facade contains picture fossils created by, among others, children from the nearby Carlton Hill Primary School and Tarnerland Nursery.

The project won Silver at the 2013 Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards.