Elsley House, a listed 1930s Art Deco office building, was attracting a rental value below market potential, given its fashionable location close to Oxford Street. It was always popular, but had failed to attract mainstream tenants because of its restrictive entrance and inefficient core.
We were engaged to carry out two phases of redevelopment. The first phase involved the relocation of the building’s main entrance and core to allow improved access to all areas as well as the creation of a new external courtyard. The second phase involved the extensive refurbishment, complete M&E overhaul and finally decoration to a high quality finish likely to attract premium-paying tenants.
Because the project was to be carried out within an occupied building, requiring particular care and attention to the needs of the remaining occupants, a detailed sequence of completions, protection of public access areas and work outside of normal hours was necessary.
To complement the new courtyard and glass-clad reception we installed high quality oak flooring, oak doors and panelling to seven office areas and to staircases throughout. The project also included external brick and stone repairs, new roof coverings and shop fronts.
Our work resulted in a high end, bright and trendy office space attracting new occupiers at substantially increased rates on the pre-refurbishment value.
“ INVENTIVE REFURBISHMENT AND CAREFUL MANAGEMENT CREATES RENTAL GROWTH. HERE’S A CASE IN POINT. ”