The Howard de Walden Estate is owned by the Howard de Walden family and is the freehold owner of most of the buildings in 92 acres of Marylebone, London. The business is firmly rooted in the local community and is fully committed to a long term investment strategy, with an equal focus on each of its four sectors: residential, office, medical and retail.
The proposed redevelop of the site is to provide specialist medical accommodation over 7 floors which will be fitted out to provide a number of consulting and examination rooms along with supporting accommodation. 8build have been appointed to undertake the base build and the fit out.
There are several challenges within this project, including the logistics of the site. With the building being adjacent to the King Edward the VII private hospital, the project requires close neighbourly relations, traffic marshals, coordinated delivery strategy (inc. waste removal) and a pavement gantry. The site also currently has no space for welfare/ office facilities, we will initially utilise a temporary mobile welfare and an gantry mounted welfare will be put in place once excavation commences, local accommodation is also procured. We will also negotiate noisy working hours with Westminster to maximise hours whilst maintaining hospital quite times. We will be using a temporary staircase within the building whilst the main staircase is being fitted out to provide pedestrian access to each floor plate.
The project is also targeted to achieve a BREEAM rating of Very Good, we will implement a tracking regime to manage this process and achieve the expected rating.