McLaren Construction is moving from its historic home in Brentwood, Essex to consolidate its South East offices to a new national headquarters in Canary Wharf.

In a phased move starting in September 2023, McLaren will combine teams from its office in the City of London with those at its historic base in Brentwood, creating a new single headquarters in Canary Wharf.

The new office will house over 240 people with a further 700 site-based, Midlands & North and UAE colleagues using the space periodically to collaborate and share construction expertise.

The London & South business was combined earlier this month under the established leadership of Managing Director, Darren Gill.

McLaren’s sector leaders in the London & South business are:

  • Education/hotels: Tony Whyte 
  • Commercial: Domonic Egan
  • Data centres: Tony La Croix
  • Residential/health: Richard Eager
  • Industrial & logistics: David Gavin

Group Managing Director at McLaren Construction, Paul Heather, said: “Our market has evolved. Repurposing from one use to another is common, single buildings have multiple uses and placemaking in some of our larger projects means the community lives, works and plays in self-contained new neighbourhoods.

“Our people need experience of all the common sectors – their complexities and how they fit together. The London & South region has the scale to offer that experience and to nurture industry-leading expertise.”

Chairman Kevin Taylor added: “I will be pleased to see McLaren colleagues working together, day in day out, sharing ideas, experience and specialist knowledge of sectors, geographies and technologies.

“The best way to achieve that is to bring people together in one place and one team. The London & South centre of excellence will complement our Midlands & North division and have the critical mass to support our colleagues in their learning, their career development and their wellbeing.

 “The scale and character of this new headquarters reflects McLaren’s growth and transformation.”

McLaren is complementing this improved working environment with enhanced conditions and benefits taking the firm’s offer beyond statutory minimums. Maternity, adoption and surrogacy leave rise to 26 weeks with full pay, while paternity leave is 4 weeks on full pay and carers are offered 4 weeks’ unpaid leave. Probation periods for new joiners reduce to three months.

McLaren Group’s development divisions – McLaren Property and McLaren Living – remain in new offices on Curzon Street in Mayfair after a recent move in January.