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Prestigious central London mixed-use scheme completes

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Make Architects said it has completed Derwent London’s largest-ever project, a mixed-use scheme combining reuse and new build elements to provide 30,000m2 of office space and 4,100m2 of residential accommodation including social housing.

Located at 80 Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia, the project is said to be inherently urban in its integration of the city and street context, both in its massing and composition. The inclusion of a small new public garden and retail add to this civic quality.

Project architect Jason McColl said: “This is a site-specific project, reusing existing elements and combining with new for a real crafted ‘artisan’ feel; it’s not a homogenous scheme or an ‘off-the-shelf’ design.

There’s real honesty in the structural expression, the steel frame and concrete floor slab are visible throughout, and the building form harnesses the character of Fitzrovia. The result looks like a number of different blocks rather than one. This is a piece of city-making which will stand the test of time.”

Working on behalf of main contractor Multiplex, Bourne Steel erected 3,200t of structural steelwork for the project.

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