THE MARQ WINS CN AWARD 2020
Rolfe Judd Architecture is delighted to announce that The Marq has won the CN Award for Health, Safety And Wellbeing Excellence Project.
This new contribution to St James’s Conservation Area sits on a prominent corner site just off Piccadilly. The completed building, comprising 46,000 sqft new office floors, retail and gallery space for The Crown Estate has now settled into its context and become a strong but playful addition to Jermyn Street, a historic part of the West End.
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.
What is not immediately apparent from the outside is the building’s remarkable performance credentials. For the client, health and wellbeing are central guiding principles to their ideology. 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.
We are delighted to have completed The Marq, the only new office development to be launching in St James’s in 2019. This will become one of the UK’s first WELL Certified Core and Shell buildings, with the design focused on promoting positive health, wellbeing and productivity outcomes for all of our customers.
Simon Perks | Senior Development Manager, The Crown Estate
As a design response the building has been designed, in collaboration with Watermans Structures and Watkins Payne Partnership, specifically to achieve a Gold rating for WELL Shell and Core Certification, one of only two WELL ‘Gold’ shell and core buildings in the UK. The office space achieves BREEAM Outstanding and retail BREEAM Excellent.
The carefully considered material palette is respectful to the conservation area and utilises modern technologies and contemporary design. WELL criteria influenced choices to provide natural colours and patterns which reflect nature in order to improve the feeling of wellbeing and comfort.
Read more on The Marq on our project page.
04th December 2020