MWA are preparing design proposals for the redevelopment of this SW1 site which will shortly be submitted for planning permission. The scheme involves the demolition of the existing five storey building, and the construction of a new building with a basement, retail at ground and lower ground floor level and six floors of B1 office space above, increasing the gross internal floor area from 28,000sq ft to 45,000 sq ft.
The design utilises setbacks at the upper floors to articulate the building form, and provide discreet tenant accessible terraces. A glazed pavilion at level six will provide extensive views towards St James’s park. A planted communal rooftop terrace will provide an opportunity for social interaction and quiet contemplation.
The façade comprises of a composition of warm coloured bricks and stone, graduating in tone as the building rises upwards, augmenting the reading of the setback floors. Undulating detailing to the masonry provides rhythm and interest whilst the material palette complements the surrounding buildings, providing an inviting exterior with texture and grain read at all scales.
Responding to the intimate scale and active nature of the street, at the ground floor articulated stone portal openings reveal glazed shopfronts and the entrance to the office reception.
Size 45,737 SQ.FT
Client Amdec UK
Planning Consultant Montagu-Evans
Daylight & Sunlight Consultant Malcolm Hollis
Quantity Surveyor Wheeler Group
Structural Engineer Form SD
Mechanical Engineer Cundall