Buckley Gray Yeoman has won planning for a 3,400m2 mixed-use scheme in London’s Fitzrovia
The seven-storey scheme at Berners Street will replace two buildings at the northern end of Berners Street with office space above restaurants and shops.
The project for the Berners-Allsopp Estate will demolish two outdated office buildings, which the practice said had ‘little potential for retrofitting due to their low ceilings and the difficulty of bringing them up to modern office standards’.
The building’s street façade will be constructed from Portland stone with contrasting window setbacks while its rear elevation will be clad in light-coloured brick.
Paul White, director of Buckley Gray Yeoman said: ‘42 Berners Street will be an exceptionally high quality building that will really set the bar for subsequent redevelopment in Fitzrovia. The building will be constructed of two beautiful varieties of natural Portland Stone and carefully detailed to produce a contemporary building that delivers a real improvement, both for the building owners and the community of Fitzrovia.’
The practice has also won planning to demolish a 1960s office building at 18 Wells Street and replace it with a five-storey residential scheme.
The scheme includes shops at ground floor level with three two-bedroom apartments and a duplex penthouse above.
Both schemes are set to go on site in June and complete at the beginning of 2017.
Type of project mixed-use
Client The Berners-Allsopp Estate
Architect Buckley Gray Yeoman
Structural engineer Elliott Wood
Services engineer GDM Partnership
Cost consultant & CDM Stace
Transport consultant WYG
Acoustic consultant Hann Tucker Associates
Daylight/sunlight consultant Delva Patman Redler
Planning consultant Rolfe Judd
Building control MLM