Client:  Bentall Green Oak

Scheme:  78 St James

Location:  London

Value:  £50m

Duration:  48 weeks on site

Scope:  530,000 square foot

The multi-million pound scheme has focused on providing world class modern workspace, whilst redefining the benchmark for landlord offered amenities in the area.

The heritage element of the Grade II listed building, which dates back to the 1830s, has been transformed into tenant's amenity, with the ground floor providing a business lounge; the original brick vaults converted into a wellness suite, a health food delicatessen and business lounge which is equipped with a bar for evening functions. There is also a multi-functional space which can serve as an auditorium or host fitness classes and a suite of luxury changing facilities for bicycle commuters, akin to a high-end gym.

The building has been extended to create a shared Pavilion and rooftop terrace, with panoramic views across Westminster and Green Park.

Scope of Works

The site was formed of two buildings – the original Grade II listed building, the former site of a prominent Gentleman’s Club, which connects to a modern, 2002, steel frame structure. The Grade II listed section of the building was retained and refurbished to provide the new, enhanced level of amenities.

Our biggest engineering challenge was developing a new lift that involved modifications to the capping beam and piled wall.
We worked extremely closely with the client to ensure we helped to deliver a robust construction sequence, which ultimately helped reduce the overall programme duration.

We utilised our vast experience in heritage schemes to help transform this architectural gem into an efficient, world-class work hub in the heart of one of London’s most historically important districts.

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"We have delivered the redevelopment of 78 St James’s Street through a global pandemic, creating an ultra-modern workspace with the very best amenities in a stunning heritage environment and have attracted a stellar line-up of occupiers to the building who see the value of their teams being able to work together in a best in class business environment."

Alexander Morris
Head of Development, Bentall Green Oak