Property developer Stoford Developments has appointed McLaren Construction as main contractor to deliver the new £26.7m headquarters for growing global communications software company Metaswitch.


The new five-storey, 66,000sqft commercial office building in Enfield, north London, will see the software company consolidate its three office locations into one, serving up to 500 people. The building will comprise a ground-floor reception with café, a state-of-the-art data centre, a rooftop conference centre, as well as a full-height feature atrium. The basement car park will accommodate 96 vehicles.


Jay Newman, McLaren’s Regional Managing Director, South, commented:


“McLaren has successfully delivered a number of developments for Stoford and we are thrilled to be working with them again. We have an extensive portfolio of commercial offices of the highest quality and we look forward to delivering a new home for Metaswitch.”


Stoford director Gerard Ludlow said: “We are pleased to have reached the next stage of this major investment for Metaswitch by appointing a contractor to deliver this impressive headquarters.


“It’s not only good news for the company, which is growing, it is also good news for the town, because a major employer is committed to remaining in the area where it started more than 30 years ago, creating new jobs and opportunities. The local community and Enfield Council have been extremely supportive throughout the process and we’re now looking forward to beginning on site.”


Martin Lund, CEO of Metaswitch, said:


“Metaswitch is delighted to be working with Stoford and McLaren Construction to create a stand-out working environment for our employees and visitors. This will give us a stunning building that will help us attract and retain the best talent to maintain our position as one of the world’s best in our field. It is a very exciting project for us, and we are very grateful to Enfield Council for its assistance in making it possible.”


The Grade-A office building will aim to achieve the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard. The works will start in March and are due to complete in Autumn 2020.