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Mixed use development, 1 & 2 Stephen Street, London

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The architect’s view

This mixed-use development comprising offices and retail space fronts Tottenham Court Road. Phases 1 and 2 of the office extension and refurbishment, scheduled to complete at the end of the 2013, involve transforming the ground floor on Stephen Street to create a new facade, new office entrance approach and double-height office studios. Existing TV studios, dressing rooms and ancillary space in 1 Stephen Street will be converted to form five studio units, some with mezzanines. The first floor of 1 Stephen Street as well as the reception, ground floor and levels 1-4 of 2 Stephen Street will be refurbished to Category A standard. In phase 3, due to start in 2014, the retail units on Tottenham Court Road will be extended by 70 per cent with a new double-height
frontage for the colonnade, with converted basement car parking.

  • John McRae, director, ORMS

Project data

Start on site November 2012
Contract duration 68 weeks
Gross internal area 11,372m²
Procurement Design and Build
Total cost £16 million
Cost per m² £1,409
Client Derwent London
Architect ORMS
Structural engineer/M&E Arup
Quantity surveyor Quantem Consulting
Specialist lighting consultant Pritchard Thermis
Project manager/CDM Jackson Coles
Main contractor Balfour Beatty
Approved building inspector BRCS
Estimated annual CO2 emissions 41.2kg/m²
Airtightness at 50 Pa 15m³/hr.m²
2 DEC rating 3 energy consumption EPC C
Estimated annual energy consumption 95.66kWh/m²
Estimated annual heating and hot water load 26.71kWh/m²
Estimated annual electrical base load 68.95kWh/m²
Estimated annual IT & small power 42.19kWh/m²
Summer thermal target for energy reduction 24 ± 2°C
Estimated annual mains water consumption 4.4m³/occupant

Specified products

Facade perforated metal cladding
Bespoke panels by Christian Pohl and OAG
Folded and rolled stainless-steel sheet, 3mm thick, grade 316, 4.8m high x 1.2m wide, shot peened finish

Canopy soffit cladding
Booth Muirie, Alucobond panels
BM120C soffit system and BM400 profiles
Fascia system, PVDF pure white high-gloss finish to 4mm thick alucobond; panels are 1.5m wide and vary in depth from 1.5m to 7.5m

Reception wall cladding
Ronchetti, black steel
Hot rolled mild steel sheet, 3mm thick on SHS sub-frame, sheet size 1.25m wide x 4.44m high, matt wax finish

Office ceiling suspended metal rafts
Graepel, aluminium round N12 tiles
Perforated and folded ceiling tile in suspended metal grid system, with integrated lighting and services; natural aluminium finish




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