50 Eastbourne Terrace

London, W2
Client
Yard Nine
Architect
Sheppard Robson
Contractor
McLaren Construction
Quantity Surveyor
Gardiner & Theobald
Sectors
Corporate and Commercial
GDV
£50,000,000

Project Scope

  • Curtain walling
  • Unitised glazing
  • Terracotta spandrels
  • Aluminium cladding
  • Granite cladding
  • Balustrades
  • GRC fins
  • Louvres
  • Bi-folding doors
  • Rooflights

Occupying a significant site on the corner of Eastbourne Terrace and Craven Road, this mixed-use building strengthens the townscape creating high quality workspace with retail and restaurant space at ground level, and terraced housing at the rear.

Key Challenges

  • Full building wrap with multiple facade treatments
  • Unitised glazing incorporating GRC and terracotta
  • Very restricted site with challenging access requirements

The Brief

Colorminium 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 both architect and quantity surveyor, the facade was developed to a point ready to go to market enabling a high level of cost and risk certainty ahead of the tendering process.

Our Approach

Appointed directly by the client, we were able to bring a wealth of delivery to the early design stages, ensuring best value was delivered at all stages.  A stage 2 design by Sheppard Robson was cost planned with the output 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 for the main build, the process of consult and deliver was successfully completed ensuring the client’s drive for best value was achieved.

The Result

Now completed, this stunning remodelled 1960’s building stands out in it’s prominent corner location.

In what is a very public area, the quality is constantly on view, and close attention to detail at every step of the way has led to this successful completion.

Also featuring a large clock to the Eastbourne Terrace elevation entrance, this unique eye-catching timepiece was designed by a public artist.