Howick Place

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


Terrace Hill


Rolfe Judd Architecture




Barry Herman


UK Property Award, Best Office Development 2013