27-29 Harley Street

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Client: Howard de Walden Estate

Value: £6,337,000

Contract: JCT 2016 without Quantities

Project Manager: Howard de Walden Estate

Architect: Sonnemann Toon

Quantity Surveyor: Leslie Clark Associates

Structural Engineer: Fairhurst GGA

M&E Consultant: Vector Design

This project was secured through a traditional tender process, and was our second with the Howard de Walden Estate.  This challenging project was the development of two existing buildings into one new medical facility in the renowned Harley Street location.

One building, number 29, is listed and was to be sympathetically refurbished with many features retained and upgraded for reuse.

The other building, number 27, was to be demolished behind a retained façade, and a new steel, concrete plank and timber structure constructed behind this renovated façade.

The basement level of number 27 was lowered so as to provide additional headroom to enable modern specialist medical equipment to be installed at a later date.   A temporary works structure was installed, not only to support the façade, but also to maintain the existing structures whilst the demolition and structural works were undertaken.

On completion of the main structural works, a new traditional envelope was installed and a full Cat A fit out undertaken, including new services and lift installation. The buildings have been linked to provide a seamless internal space benefiting from historic features and new modern space to incorporate the latest in medical requirements.

All works undertaken had to consider the very sensitive area in which the site is located, and we worked carefully alongside the Client and his advisors as well as WCC to develop systems of work to minimise the nuisance to all those in the vicinity.