Architects: AHMM (Alford Hall Monaghan Morris)
Awards: RIBA Region (London) Award 2015, MIPIM Future Projects Award – Old and New 2013, WAF Future Project Commercial Mixed-Use Award 2013
Audio-described architecture tour for Open House 2015 led by VocalEyes Describer Di Langford with Matthew Dean from AHMM Architects.
10 New Burlington Street forms part of the £1 billion regeneration of Regent’s Street, one of the world’s most famous shopping streets.
The building is a creative re-configuration of a series of former buildings on Regent Street and New Burlington Street to form one new 13,500sqm office building for the Crown Estate.
The existing Henry Tanner façade fronting onto Regent Street has been retained as well as the majority of those onto New Burlington Street where a new stone entrance façade has been carefully inserted. Two entirely new curved façades with a triple glazed skin have been created onto New Burlington Mews and New Burlington Mews Yard. Windows within this triple-layered skin are framed in timber, bringing unusual warmth and quality to both foyer and office spaces within the building.
The re-invigorated Burlington Mews has now been designated as a ‘secret garden’ having been transformed by the introduction of integrated seating and a trellis structure featuring climber planting. This “green wall” runs along the full length of the Mews and Mews Yard, providing a green backdrop to the reception waiting area and foyer, which can be glimpsed from the building entrance.
The very generously proportioned entrance foyer leads to the central core and five storey elevated atrium. The core is expressed as a distinctive element clad in profiled green terracotta tiles. The tiled finish of the core within its void space extends up through the building to culminate in a large roof light, illuminating several stories of balconies and bridges connecting the core to offices. At 2nd and 3rd Floors, Breakout spaces ensure that the atrium is integrated into the everyday use of the building by generating activity in the space. The top floor offices benefit from generous landscaped roof terraces while the basement features historic vaults which provide a unique bike store.