Redevelopment of a Grade II Listed building, in the Regent Street Conservation Area into a mixed-use development over seven floors.
To deliver high quality office and retail space, in one of London’s most sought after areas. Following a previous planning application Great Portland Estates were able to refine the design to decrease costs, whilst optimising the floor area and retaining the Grade II Listed facade.
Great Portland Estates always aim to provide buildings which have opportunities for capital and income enhancement by using their management and development skills and to do so in an environmentally responsible manner.
We have worked with Great Portland Estates for a number of years and our understanding of their key business drivers and development preferences is key to the successful delivery of their projects.
As project managers on the scheme our role included negotiating and liaising with the building tenants, All Bar One, who were to remain open and fully functional on the ground and basement floors throughout the works, as well as liaising with neighbours (University of Westminster and Natwest) to ensure that their operations were not disrupted and that they were fully informed of all works.
We dealt with all contracts for the soft strip and demolition as well as party wall awards and agreements; this allowed Great Portland Estates to focus on their business strategy, rather than the day to day worries of this individual project.
One of the key successes of the project has been the timing, the duration from purchase, re-design, demolition and rebuild has been three years, which Great Portland Estates are delighted with.