5 Broadgate

London, EC2
British Land / Blackstone JV
Practical completion 2015
1.1m sq ft GIA
£230m construction cost for shell and core

Make, Architect

Buro Happold, Structural engineer

Watkins Payne Partnership, Services engineer

Sense, Cost consultant

Mace, Construction manager

5 Broadgate is the new, world-class UK headquarters for UBS. Accommodating up to 6,000 staff including 3,000 traders on its four trading floors, the 1.1m sq ft building is the largest single pre-let in the City of London.

As development manager for the JV client, M3 Consulting played an instrumental role both in leading the client team through a number of physical, planning, property and contractual complexities, and managing the interface with multiple stakeholders and their teams. Involved from early discussion stages, M3 consolidated the brief to incorporate tenant specifications, selected the team and oversaw the design, planning, delivery and handover to ensure compliance with wide-ranging sets of priorities.

Related projects
Broadgate, Broadgate 2020, 1FA, 2-3 Finsbury Avenue, 100 Liverpool Street, Broadgate Circle

Project highlights

  • Achieving a highly complex full planning consent in under a year for one of the largest buildings in the City of London
  • Leading tenant liaison to ensure compliance with tenant occupancy requirements
  • Managing 3rd party consultations including with Network Rail, TfL / London Buses and the London Corporation
  • Re-routing critical trading infrastructure ahead of demolition
  • Achieving BREEAM Excellent rating and a 4% reduction of construction carbon footprint, exceeding energy requirements of Part L2A 2006 by 49%, and aspiring to zero waste to landfill
  • Named LABC Best Large Commercial Building in London 2016