Project 2020

Wates Construction are currently working on a complex project in Holborn, London. Project 2020 comprises a two stage design and build redevelopment of three existing buildings to create a 14,000 sqm headquarters for client Anglo American and De Beers. 

Located in the Hatton Garden Conservation Area, the site is predominantly occupied by the former De Beers headquarters, the majority of which was constructed in the 1970s, with a later extension added in the 2000s. The site is also home to St Andrew’s House, a Grade-II listed building recognised as one of the oldest surviving examples of public housing in the UK.

The planning permission allows for 40,000 sq ft of additional floorspace through rear and rooftop extensions. It was accepted that the setting of the listed building would be enhanced through the built form aligning with the historic building line, creating a new ‘street’.

Ashford provide management services on the project inclusive of Water Treatment consultation, commissioning validation & witnessing for both mechanical & electrical systems.


Wates Construction


Holborn London

Main Contractor:

Wates Construction

Services provided: 

Commissioning Management & Consultancy

Project Start date:

July 2019

Project completion date:

Q2 2020