Businesses evolve, and the layout, practices and assumptions that underpinned them when you first moved in may no longer be valid. When the enormity of the task abates, it’s time to relish the opportunity presented and upgrade every aspect to scale.
As project managers for the redevelopment of The Hickman in Whitechapel, we are delighted that the hard work that went into this exciting project has resulted in such a prestigious award.
Browns Fashion in their decision to relocate their Flagship store at South Molton Street engaged HUSH PM&C at the start of their search, to consider the viability of transforming 39 Brook Street, London; a Grade II* Listed Building developed in 1720 with notable history and former home to Colefax and Fowler.
As Covid-19 vaccinations continue apace and the UK government has published plans to ease the country out of lockdown into a post-pandemic world, organisations and property developers are actively looking at ways to increase the use of smart building technology.
Even once the first lockdown was eased, and there was a limited opportunity to return to the office, the new homeworkers didn’t leap at the chance. Will the City see tumbleweed blowing down its empty streets, collecting in the doorways of boarded-up office blocks?
Situated close to the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square, the Audley has been a community pub and a favourite with celebrities. Sean Connery and Hugh Grant are known to have visited and Michelle Obama ate here with her children when she wanted them to have an authentic English pub experience.
The Hickman is designed to make its occupant’s working life easier. Owned by Great Portland Estates plc, the building will provide 78,000 sq. ft of high quality office accommodation over lower ground, ground and 7 upper floors, and will be at the forefront of sustainability and smart building technology.
Soft Landings is the framework which guides decisions throughout a construction project with the aim of ensuring that the final building closely meets the requirements of the end-user. It’s the process of determining the operational outcome of the project is as close as possible to the original design, as well as the aspirations of the client.
Developers and builders must comply with the Building Regulations. This applies to new construction as well as property extensions. They also apply to alterations which affect the compliance of the building. This is particularly true when the access, use, structure or fire safety of a building is affected.