Commercial addition for St James’s redevelopment
The latest scheme in London’s ongoing St James’s redevelopment is the eight-storey steel-framed Duke’s Court office block which will help to further enhance the area’s business credentials.
The building will provide 3,234m² of office accommodation, spread over six upper floors with two levels of retail offering 1,034m² of space.
The building aims to achieve BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ for its commercial floors and BREEAM ‘Very Good’ for its retail zone, while the project as a whole has a WELL standard rating of Gold. The latter certification recognises the building has been designed as a healthy and productive space for its future occupants.
Occupying a footprint of 34m × 24m, Duke’s Court replaces two old buildings that were demolished prior to main contractor Skanska starting on site.
Bourne Steel is fabricating, supplying and erecting 600t of steelwork for the project.