Howick Place
London

A nine-storey office and residential building with a basement built on the site of the original Army and Navy store.

The 16,289 sq m of Grade A office space is kept mostly column-free with long-span cellular beams spanning from the facade to the jump-formed reinforced concrete cores. The building also includes 4,204 sq m of affordable and private residential units with roof gardens and a small amount of retail space at ground floor level.

The building has several step backs requiring transfer structures including a four-storey high vierendeel trussed elevation over the loading bay. Access from the loading bay to the House of Fraser store across the road was provided by maintaining a tunnel under Howick Place. A first-floor link bridge crossing over Howick Place was demolished and the House of Fraser façade made good.

The atrium contains a six-storey living wall, supported on a steel frame that was craned into position towards the end of the construction programme.

BREEAM Certified ‘Excellent’.

Completed 2012.

Project Information

Client

Terrace Hill

Architect

Rolfe Judd Architecture

Value

£45m

Photography

Barry Herman

Awards

UK Property Award, Best Office Development 2013

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