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Hilson Moran completes fit out of the European Medicines Agency’s new HQ in Canary Wharf

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Hilson Moran has completed the fit out of a new 250,000 sq ft office for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) at 30 Churchill Place in Canary Wharf, London.


EMA signed a 25-year lease with Canary Wharf Group plc on approximately half of the 20-storey, 500,000 sq ft tower, which is set to be its new European headquarters. It has taken occupation of the basement, promenade, ground and first nine office floors; migration from its current offices will be complete by the end of July 2014. It is on track to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.

EMA_500Hilson Moran provided MEP, BMS, acoustics and sustainability consultancy services for the fit out, which comprises office accommodation, staff amenity space and substantial conferencing facilities for visiting European delegates. Hilson Moran also undertook the mechanical and electrical design for the shell and core of the building, as well as the fit out of EMA’s existing building at Westferry Circus. 

EMA_700Trevor Raynsford, Director at Hilson Moran said: “Working with Aukett Swanke, we have created an office environment that will stimulate both EMA staff and visiting experts, and provide a productive, enjoyable and technologically advanced place to work. Our extensive experience of working alongside leading architects in successfully delivering large scale, complex, corporate HQ projects, both at Canary Wharf and throughout the UK was a key factor in us being appointed to undertake this project.”

The tower at 30 Churchill Place is the last piece in the original masterplan for the Docklands development that began in 1988. It has been designed by KPF and Adamson Associates.

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