Service: Town Planning | Sector: London Offices, Residential, Retail
The objective of the owner Cadogan Estates was to redevelop this tired, outdated building, in a prime location within the international shopping area of Sloane Street/King’s Road. Surrounding occupiers include Tiffany and Cartier and the area has seen steady rejuvenation and new flagship retail stores being provided. The client was keen to provide offices and retail on this site, rather than residential use, a key policy challenge for the Council in terms of its mixed use policies.
The site sits within a Conservation Area and therefore any design needed to be sensitive and respectful of the surrounding heritage buildings.
Stiff and Trevillion Architect’s unique approach makes a positive contribution to the area, with an appropriately scaled building of the highest design quality, which includes a publicly accessible, lush planted courtyard with local independent shops fronting on to Pavilion Road at the rear. To gain RBKC officer support regarding the loss of residential floorspace, we advised on a ‘land swap’ where these units would be relocated elsewhere within the Cadogan Estate.
We have has helped secure the largest mixed use development to arrive on Sloane Street for a generation.
The scheme, which provides 6,600 sq m of high quality modern office accommodation, has been successful in terms of it is enhanced retail units fronting both Sloane Street and Pavilion Road. It has won and been shortlisted for a number of design awards.