Client: Arcadia Developments Our Role: Architectural Design Construction: Completion: Facilities: 5700sqft retail space, 12,250 office refurbishment Appointment: Area: Awards: Photography:
CJCT and clients Arcadia Developments have now been given planning permission to start work on Great Portland Street. The existing building of 14 – 16 Great Portland Street is a fine example of Edwardian Commercial Architecture from the East Marylebone Conservation Area. The existing property currently houses an A1 retail unit at ground floor with five levels of office accommodation above.
Proposals include the re-provision of the lower ground and ground floor spaces to provide two new high quality retail units. The new retail units take advantage of the dual aspect nature of the site by improving the retail frontage to Great Portland Street, and proposing new active frontage to Margaret Court at the rear of the property, creating a new destination in the historic conservation area.
The scheme also includes the bespoke fit out of existing office floor space, with the potential of the property realised by the inclusion of a new building extension onto Margaret Court side, providing terrace views over Market Place.