Fifty Paddington at 50 Eastbourne Terrace is a best-in-class mixed-use building, which stands out in it’s prominent corner location, directly opposite the Paddington Crossrail station entrance. Bringing 75,000 sq ft of high-quality offices and 10,000 sq ft of restaurant and leisure space, tenants will benefit from the multiple terraces and ease of accessibility to both the West End and Hyde Park.
Gardiner & Theobald
With the client’s aim clear, to ‘set a new standard in real estate’, we were engaged very early in the design by the consultant team, to assist with a progressive cost planning and design development exercise. Working closely with the architect and quantity surveyor, the façade was developed to a point ready to go to market, enabling a high level of cost certainty and with key design risks removed early in the process.
Appointed directly by the client, we were able to bring a wealth of delivery knowledge to the early design stages, ensuring best value was delivered at all stages. A stage 2 design by Sheppard Robson was costed with the key opportunities and risks in the design and delivery fed back into the stage 3 design, ensuring that the aspirations of all stakeholders were met.
Alongside the stage 3 design, a committed project team were able to be released to work on the interface with the structure, to start developing a methodology and sequence of build that would then inform the next stage of design and give clarity to the Main Contractors when tendering.
Novated to McLaren Construction to deliver the main build, we worked through the challenges that the project entailed, with the full building wrap having multiple façade treatments, including unitised glazing incorporating GRC and terracotta. The restricted area and access requirements gave the delivery further challenges, but the project was successfully completed on time and budget ensuring the client’s drive for best value was achieved.
This stunning new build scheme stands out in this very public area and the quality of the finish is constantly on view. The collaboration of the whole team at early stages with a close attention to detail at every step of the way, has led to this successful completion.