New Burlington Place

London W1. 2016

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2016
  • Clients: The Crown Estate

Conceived as part of the same urban project but challenged by its own particularities, New Burlington Place (W5) continues what 10 New Burlington Street (W4 – its ‘sister in the city’) began in redeveloping a disparate series of buildings into a cohesively layered urban block. The architectural response is both sensitive and confident; on the one hand, the new building sits behind two retained façades on Regent Street and New Burlington Street, while on the other, its triple glazed skin – composed of a curved stack of closed cavity façade panels that has uniquely evolved from the W4’s single sweep – distinguishes the scheme’s presence on the very public New Burlington Place. The new façade’s tapered form not only reduces perceived mass and increases sun penetration to the ground floor but, in continuing upwards, creates unexpected double-height spaces while screening plant. A pair of grade II listed Georgian townhouses are drawn into the scheme’s new plan, one transformed into contemporary office space and the other returned to a family home. In total, 79,000 square feet of office space over six floors, 33,000 square feet of retail space over three floors and a collection of new city courtyards are created within the curtilage of the Regent Street Conservation area.

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Civic Trust Awards 2017

Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre and 10 New Burlington Street / 1 New Burlington Place have both been announced as recipients of Civic Trust National Awards. The Civic Trust scheme was established in 1959 to recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment – winners also exhibit strong sustainability credentials, a high level of inclusive design, and demonstrate a positive civic contribution. The Library at Willesden Green was also a Civic Trust Regional Finalist. The awards will be presented in March 2017.


1 New Burlington Place opens


1 New Burlington Place opens

Last night saw the official opening of 1 New Burlington Place, eight years after the project and its ‘non-identical twin’, 10 New Burlington Street, were won in a competition. The AHMM project team joined client The Crown Estate, developer Exemplar and contractor Mace to celebrate the opening of the completed scheme, together with speakers Cllr Robert Davies from Westminster Council, and David Shaw and James Cooksey of The Crown Estate. 1 New Burlington Place creates a cohesive urban block through the integration of a new building with two retained and restored listed Georgian townhouses, providing more than 15000sqm of retail, residential and office space over five floors, with a double height reception and mezzanine. New public and tenant open spaces include a courtyard, roof terraces and revitalised public realm, with a specially commissioned artwork by Keith Tyson marking the entrance on New Burlington Place. The building’s curved façade also features the first extensive use of pressurised triple glazed facades in London.

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