IPC MEDIA SELECTS ISG INTERIOREXTERIOR FOR HEADQUARTERS FIT-OUT

IPC Media is pleased to announce that ISG InteriorExterior has been appointed as principal fit-out contractor for its 450,000 square foot headquarters at Bankside 1 on London's South Bank. The appointment is a result of a two-stage competitive tender, undertaken by IPC on behalf of its owner Time Inc., which commenced in July from an initial invitation-to-tender list of nine companies. The short-listed companies - which included Structuretone, Overbury, and Bovis Lend Lease - undertook a rigorous process of interviews, presentations and visits before submitting final tender proposals.   Jenny Noon, facilities director at IPC Media, says: "InteriorExterior has an impressive track record of fit-out projects of this scale. Recent projects include the fit out of BP International in Canary Wharf, as well as The London Stock Exchange. For this project they have fielded a team with unrivalled expertise in their respective fields."   Danny Blakeston, project director at ISG InteriorExterior, adds: "This is a fantastic win for our business and we are delighted to be working with such a prestigious client." The landmark London building will be the home to all of Time Warner's UK publishing divisions from 2007, including Time Warner Book Group and international news and business magazines Time and Fortune. IPC Media is the UK's largest consumer magazine publisher, selling over 350 million copies of its magazines every year. Its titles include What's on TV, TV easy, Now, Pick Me Up, Marie Claire, In Style, Nuts, Loaded, Wallpaper* and Country Life. Bankside 1 is situated on Southwark Street, SE1. IPC Media, Time Warner Book Group and Time and Fortune magazines will relocate there in mid-2007. They are currently located in King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street, SE1; Brettenham House, Lancaster Place, WC2E and Fulham Broadway, SW6 respectively. - ends - Editors' notes The principal members of the fit-out team, alongside InteriorExterior, are Trench Farrow (project manager), Bennett Interior Design (interior architect), Gardiner & Theobald (cost consultant) and Flack & Kurtz (building services engineers). For further information about IPC Media, contact Chris Taylor, head of media relations on 020 7261 5276 or email chris_taylor@ipcmedia.com For further information about ISG InteriorExterior, contact Kelly Hudson, marketing manager on 020 7247 1717 or email kelly.hudson@isgplc.com