We were delighted to start work with The Howard de Walden Estate in 2017, to realise their aspirations for the redevelopment of an existing site they owned, and which spanned across 20-27 Thayer Street and 47-57 Marylebone Lane, with existing buildings joining the two streets. The site sits within the Harley Street Conservation Area which is a mix of privately owned terraced houses, offices and public buildings to the north boundary, and commercial offices and retail to the south.
Our client wanted to redevelop the site to create a single office building with retail accommodation at ground and basement levels and offices to occupy 1st to 4th levels. The offices should provide modern efficient and flexible workspace, designed to accommodate a single tenant for the whole or multiple tenants, on a floor-by-floor basis. The client also wanted to achieve:
Chapman Architects gained Planning Permission to demolish the existing buildings and construct a new building providing 18,000 sq. ft. of net office and 10,000 sq. ft. of retail accommodation in July 2019. The project team was re-mobilised in June 2020 and undertook a co-ordinated Stage 2 review which allowed the Estate the opportunity to review its aspirations and to reflect on changes to the market since the planning application.
Vacant possession was achieved in the middle of 2021 and demolition commenced shortly afterwards.