50 Eastbourne Terrace

London, W2
Yard Nine
Sheppard Robson
McLaren Construction
Quantity Surveyor
Gardiner & Theobald
Corporate and Commercial

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 will strengthen 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

Scheduled for completion in 2021, this stunning design will remodel the existing 1960’s building in this already prominent site.

In what will be a very public area and the quality being constantly on view, close attention to detail every step of the way will be required to bring the project to successful completion.

It will also feature a large clock to the Eastbourne Terrace elevation entrance designed by a public artist.