Prominent Office Development in St James’s Completes
The Marq for The Crown Estate has now achieved practical completion. Located on the corner of Duke Street and Jermyn Street, the building is prominently placed in the heart of St James’s. As well as six floors of high quality office space the development provides ground floor and basement level retail units.
Following our appointment post consent to develop the design we implemented a number of key changes and efficiencies. The amendments to the planning scheme were all successfully secured within the confines of the original permission.
Jermyn Street and the surrounding area is well known for its association with fine tailoring, food and wine merchants, restaurants and art galleries. The building is therefore finely detailed and ‘tailored’ with attention to every detail to befit its historic location. In addition, new and imaginative public art by the renowned artist Jacqueline Poncelet is incorporated. Her pieces, which are titled Three Views, include carved stonework with gilding to the exterior, stunning patinated bronze entrance gates and terrazzo artwork to the reception.
“We are really thrilled to see this nugget of a building complete. The whole project team has worked meticulously together to deliver a building we are all proud off. The subtle expression of precast brick and Portland panels and the incorporation of the Three Views artworks by Jacqueline Poncelet has created a special, distinct and strong building with cultural value.”
Jason Rudolph, Director, Rolfe Judd
Internally the attention to detail continues with interior finishes utilising a combination of stunning marble, terrazzo and stained timber. The design and specification of the products was carefully developed with contractors to create an exemplar health and wellness project. As a result the project is on track to become one of the UK’s first WELL Certified Core and Shell buildings.