Projects / 180 Great Portland Street

180 Great Portland Street

Refurbishment of a building in the heart of London to provide 10,000 sqm of commercial office and retail space

Image © Chris Gascoigne
Image © Tim Soar
Image © Tim Soar

The Vision

To transform a Central London building into high quality office and retail space, whilst tenants were still in occupation.

Our Role

We were appointed by Great Portland Estates (GPE) on this scheme to provide full project management services.    

Complicated demolition activities were required to take place, around existing tenants, to achieve an open plan office layout favoured by all.  We introduced a robust and regular programme of communication with all involved to minimise impact of the works and ensure everybody was informed at every step.

As part of our construction programme we instigated an in-depth review of all forms of lightweight construction options, balancing them against parameters of cost, time and risk.

The project completed in December 2006.

Key Information

Great Portland Estates
10,000 sq mtr
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Project Manager:
Buro Four
Quantity Surveyor:
Davis Langdon
Structural Engineer:
M&E Engineer:

Special Mention

Winner of the BCO Innovation Award 2008