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Johnson Building

Mixed use redevelopment in the heart of London's Jewellery Quarter, comprising office, residential and retail.

Image © Derwent London and Tim Soar
Image © Derwent and Tim Soar
Image © Derwent and Tim Soar

The Vision

A local landmark situated in the heart of London’s jewellery quarter, The Johnson Building is flanked by one of the city’s oldest street markets situated in Leather Lane. The re-development provided 200,000 sq ft of mixed use space comprising office, residential and retail with a total value of approximately £20 million. The redevelopment incorporated both refurbishment and new build elements in what was a constrained site generating numerous challenges for the project team.

Our Role

We were commissioned to manage the complete development process following purchase of the building and provided project management services for the design and procurement processes. We were additionally involved in the tenant enabling works post-completion. Our role included:

  • Advice and guidance on the selection of the project team.
  • Strategic management of the project incorporating review of two design options with separate design teams.
  • Management of legal, neighbouring and rights of light issues.
  • Structuring and developing the subsequent project brief.
  • Managing the design development of the scheme for submission for planning approval.
  • Contract administration of on-site works, client representative with third parties and day-to-day liaison with the contractor.

Key Information

Derwent London
200,000 sq ft
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Project Manager:
Buro Four
Quantity Surveyor:
Davis Langdon
M&E Engineer:
Price & Myers

Special Mention

The project achieved a BREEAM rating of Excellent.