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Paddington Basin

Location: London, UK


Role: Development Management

Paddington Basin


Paddington Basin is a fully integrated mixed use regeneration project located in the West End of London, adjacent to Paddington Station.

Designed and built around the terminal of the Grand Canal this development of over 1.8m sq ft of space incorporates commercial, retail, residential and hotel uses within a 12 acre(5 ha) freehold site, featuring a redeveloped open water space.

The project, joint ventured with the British Waterways Board, was development led by Trafalgar House, one of the UK’s largest development and construction public companies.

In the role of Development Valuer (Manager) for the project, John Coers’ principle responsibilities were supporting the Project Director during the preconstruction phase, particularly land purchasing, design, planning, consenting and project financial analysis. Planning approvals were granted in this period.

The project has been a significant London regeneration project, featuring building finishes of polished natural stone, glass and machined metal alloys. The regentrified Grand Canal takes pride of place. In 1990 the project had a completion value in excess of £1.1 billion.

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