50 New Bond Street
The creation of two high quality office buildings for Scottish Widows within a restricted urban site, surrounded by listed buildings
Eric Parry’s project replaces the Rosenauer scheme on New Bond Street, with a much deeper office building. The practice has also refurbished the Georgian houses on Maddox Street, creating bijou apartments.
50 New Bond Street has a new façade with a combination of curved bay windows and sculptural faience ribs. 14 St George Street has an additional storey above the existing retained façade and a new façade to Maddox Street, with a combination of glass block and clear glass.
Both new office buildings are mixed-mode and have opening windows. They provide views of the neighbouring buildings through larch fins that shield escape stairs and walkways. The west-facing New Bond Street green facade looks solid when viewed askance but is almost all glass.
In order to make the scheme work financially, Eric Parry had to persuade Westminster Council of the necessity of adding a storey along St George Street. Overall, there is three times as much office accommodation as before the renovation.
- Begun: Jan 2008
- Completed: Oct 2009
- Floor area: 11,284m2
- Sector: Office
- Total cost: £30M
- Procurement: JCT Design and Build (with amendments)
- CO2 Emissions: 22.58kg/m2/year
- Address: 50 New Bond Street, Westminster, London, W1S 1DJ, United Kingdom
- Architect: Eric Parry Architects
- Client: Scottish Widows Plc
- Townscape consultant: Richard Coleman
- Electrical engineer : Hills Building Services
- Building services engineer: Hilson Moran Partnership
- Structural engineer: Ramboll UK
- Main contractor: Lend Lease
- Mechanical engineer: MJ Lonsdale
- Quantity surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald