A first look at Wilkinson Eyre's £116m Euston office scheme
Wilkinson Eyre has completed the final phase of British Land’s 17-year redevelopment of the Regent’s Place estate with this £116 million office scheme
Now fully let, the 10 Brock Street project houses 32,500m² of office space within a ‘crystalline’ 16-storey building on the site in Euston Road, central London .
According to the practice, the BREEAM Excellent development is 49 per cent more efficient than Part L regulations - mainly because it relies on the estate’s combined heat and power system.
The architect’s view
‘The building is arranged around three articulated blocks with a crystalline appearance of angled facades and roofscapes. At ground level, the reception space creates a contemporary environment for the occupiers. The dramatic full-height atrium which links through to the rear entrance on Drummond Street makes modern use of traditional materials such as oak, marble and bronze. All furniture and signage in the reception was designed by [ourselves] and manufactured by Benchmark.
‘The rear façade steps back at four storeys to reinforce the existing street line. The three blocks above slope away and are enhanced by a series of dramatic diagonal folds that run the length of each block. Each of the blocks is serviced by its own core, enabling flexible occupancy configurations.
‘The energy efficient design of 10 Brock Street makes use of Regent’s Place’s local Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system and is 49 per cent more efficient than 2006 Part L building regulations.
‘The building contains a sub-metering system significantly beyond the BCO standard, enabling occupiers to accurately monitor their water and energy usage and heating and cooling is provided through a VRF heat pump system to allow floor-by-floor climate control. Daylight dimming lighting and central and local time controls for heating/cooling have also been specified to help manage and reduce energy use. The building provides excellent cycling facilities including 190 secure cycle parking spaces and 49 showers.
‘The building has achieved BREEAM Excellent and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ‘B’ rating. [We] achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) project certification for the building, which ensures that all timber in 10 Brock Street comes from sustainable sources.’