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Client: Shaftesbury Carnaby

Value: £25,141,000

Contract: Traditional

Project Manager: Single Point Project Management

Architect: Buckley Gray Yeoman

Quantity Surveyor: Hother Associates

Structural Engineer: Ross and Partners

M&E Consultant: Watkins Payne Partnership

We were awarded this exciting project after taking part in a two-stage tender process. We were then employed by the Client to aid in the completion of the design and refine the logistical issues to allow the project to commence to their programme whilst minimising the impact upon Shaftesbury’s iconic Carnaby Street area.

This was our fifth project for Shaftesbury and their team. Over this period, we have developed an in-depth understanding of the importance of how Shaftesbury developments are undertaken, with regard to both environmental impact and the overall management of their estate and ongoing operations. This project frontages onto Carnaby Street itself and great efforts were taken to ensure the works had limited impact upon this major retail destination.

This mixed-use development involved the demolition of the existing 5th floor to create 15 new residential apartments with a central courtyard at roof level.  The remainder of the building was subject to substantial structural alterations to provide a fully fitted-out, exposed office to the 4th floor, gym shell to the 2nd and 3rd floors, with restaurant and retail shells to basement and 1st floor levels. The existing retail tenants at ground floor level remained operational at all times during the works. A proportion of the island site is taken up with a large UKPN substation and our works were undertaken so as to have no impact upon the substation and its maintenance.

Externally the building has been transformed with new fenestration throughout, new feature brickwork and some existing brickwork treated to give the complete development a new and contemporary feel.

The upper floor and roof are fully metal clad giving the residential part of the development a contrasting, bespoke impact.

We completed lengthy negotiations with both the Client’s team and the local authority to ensure these major redevelopment works were undertaken sympathetically to the very busy local area and the diverse local stakeholders.