Redevelopment of 10 New Burlington Street (Block W4, Regent Street), involving part demolition behind retained Grade II Listed facades
To redevelop the New Burlington Street/Regent Street plot into an efficient and sustainable mixed-use building, of the highest quality, combining contemporary design with specific empathy for its historic context and Grade II Listed beauty.
This award-winning, new BREEAM ‘excellent’ building now provides 95,000 sq ft of prime office space over six floors and 40,000 sq ft of new retail space at basement, ground and part first floor.
Exemplar are development managers for the property owners, The Crown Estate, for whom we are working on a number of other schemes in the area. Our relationship with and understanding of, both Exemplar and The Crown Estate allows us to specifically focus our service to provide the most value to these clients.
The Buro Four team working on the project has worked extensively in the Regent Street area on similar sized facade retention projects in the past. This has enabled "lessons learned" to be carried into the project, as well as a greater understanding of the particular issues a facade retention job poses.
The project had a number of unique characteristics, including a row of 17th century Listed vaults that were retained and used to overcome the tight logistical constraints of working in the West End. BIM was brought into the project at the technical design stage in conjunction with the main contractor, allowing building element prototyping and clash detection exercises to be undertaken in parallel with the procurement of specialists.
The project has a number of awards including: OAS 2015 West End Development of the Year; a 2015 RIBA London Award and the 2013 WAF Future Project Commercial Mixed-Use Award.