Architect:
Eric Parry Associates

Client:
Stanhope PLC for The Crown Estate

Contractor:
Lend Lease

Scope & Products:

  • Steel Thermally Broken Heritage Window to existing Façade
  • Secondary Glazing Acoustic Steel Windows
  • Security Entrance Doors with integrated Door Entry System
  • 60:0 Steel Glazed Internal Core Fire Doors & Screens

Challenges:

  • Following the demise of the onsite contractor, Propak undertook the project at a stage where programme was incredibly critical. We committed to very tight deadlines due to our large fabrication and installation capacity and completed the works with time to spare.
  • Many of the windows that had been manufactured by the previous contractor had to be replaced due to the poor quality and fabrication of these units. These added further pressure on to the programme and additional work to the original scope of the project
  • All external mastic work to the perimeter and glass seal had to be carried out by MEWPS due to the scaffolding being struck prior to us starting onsite.
  • Working alongside finishing trades meant that the utmost care had to be taken to ensure that no damage was caused to products that were finished and installed.
  • Due to lack of protection by the previous contractor there was much damage to the installed windows. This meant that there was a large amount of work following completion to put the windows back to a position that such a prestigious project deserved.

Overview:

One Eagle Place formed part of the £100 million St James’s Gateway redevelopment. The scheme, designed by the renowned Eric Parry and Partners, was the first to be delivered as part of an impressive £500 million investment programme in St James’s office, retail and residential development totalling some 9,300 m2 (100,000 ft2).

Propak’s proactive approach and the quality that we were able to bring to the project at a late stage was recognised and as such has helped us develop long term relationships with both the contractors and The Crown Estate over the past 3 years on projects.

Since this project, our work has spanned The Crown Estates portfolio across Regent Street and Piccadilly and has seen us work in partnership on projects in the area totalling in excess of £2.5m and include W4, W5, Quadrant 4, Quadrant 2 and 1-3 Regent Street known as British Colombia House.

Head of Development Alastair Smart commented: “It’s a huge testament to the hard work of our team to receive such national recognition in the form of this award. Our success now sets a benchmark for our on-going investment and development plan across St James’s.”

In the judges praise for the building, it was commented that: “Externally the design is both brave and testing, whilst elegantly retaining the original facades. Internally the building delivers highly efficient but simple floor plates that maximise the aspects along Piccadilly”. There was also praise for the scheme’s “high environmental credentials” and “bold but beautifully delivered” public art.

We were delighted to be part of such a large redevelopment especially on the most prestigious buildings in London.

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