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Morrow + Lorraine unwraps £1.9m Marylebone refurb

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Morrow + Lorraine has completed this £1.9million refurbishment of an office building in Marylebone

The building, which was previously the home of the Cordon Bleu cookery school, has been converted into an office space.

The 762m² scheme creates an ‘open floor plate while maximising the floor to ceiling height’ and features a new polished concrete desk which acts as the focal point for the building’s refurbished reception.

Julian Morrow, director of Morrow+Lorraine, said: ‘The building frontage had been badly altered in the past and we wanted to recreate the elegance of the original façade which was achieved using a combination of glazed bricks, bespoke joinery and new steel windows.

‘Internally the aim was to reveal as much of the original building fabric as possible by stripping back finishes and exposing the steel columns. Glazed Crittall partitions and a new, pared-down steel staircase complement the steel frame and façade glazing.’ 

Morrow and Lorraine

Project data

Location 114-116 Marylebone Lane, London
Type of project extension and refurbishment
Client The Howard de Walden Estate
Architect Morrow + Lorraine Architects
Structural engineer Fairhurst GGA
M&E consultant Studio Nine Environmental Engineering
Quantity surveyor Leslie Clark Construction Consultants
Main contractor Cameron Black and then ARJ Construction
Tender date November 2012
Start on site date March 2013
Completion date June 2014
Contract duration 16 months construction
Gross internal floor area 762m²
Form of contract and/or procurement JCT Standard Building Contract 2011
Total cost £1.9 million

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