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Project team hired on Regent House

By James Buckley - Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:02

Developer Native Land, in its first partnership with The Portman Estate, has appointed a project team, including Stiff + Trevillion Architects, MSMR Architects and Gillespies, for the redevelopment of Regent House in Westminster, a mixed-use island site, marking the developers first significant step into the office market.

Stiff + Trevillion, the architectural practice behind Deliveroo’s new global headquarters and Landsec’s 20 Eastbourne Terrace, will lead the design of Regent House, which signals the diversification of Native Land’s core business with this first move into the London office sector. MSMR architects have been appointed as the interior architects for the apartments, and landscape design and improvements at street level will be undertaken by Gillespies.

A team comprising structural engineers AKT II, building services engineer Hoare Lea, and project manager Cast Consultancy will also be working on the mixed-use scheme, with Erith undertaking the demolition of the existing 1960s building.

The residential units will range from one to three bedrooms, including two penthouses. Residents will have access to high-quality amenities, including a premium gym, as well as subterranean parking with each space fitted with an electric car charging unit.

Located on George Street, a short distance from Hyde Park, the building will benefit from the unique retail and leisure offer of Marylebone and an abundant selection of independent shops.

Regent House is also situated close to outstanding transport links, including the planned Paddington Crossrail Station, which is due for completion in December 2018.

Alasdair Nicholls, Chief Executive of Native Land, said: “Native Land’s move into the commercial sector will be supported by our significant residential and mixed-use experience, as well as an expert project team. 

“As with all Native Land developments, our aim is to deliver a timeless, design-centered building, which provides office occupiers and residents with a flexible and high-quality environment to live and work in.  Native Land has a proven track record of positively impacting neighborhoods through the strategic development of much-needed assets and public realm space, and we are looking forward to working in partnership with The Portman Estate in order to contribute to the rejuvenation of this prominent area in Marylebone.”

Oliver Fenn-Smith, Property Director of The Portman Estate said: “With Native Land’s exemplary project team in place, we are looking forward to Regent House bringing a new innovative and sustainable offering to the area.

“This major development, complemented by the Estate’s retail strategy, is set to play a significant role in the ongoing transformation of Edgware Road as the gateway to Marylebone and the West End.”

The Portman Estate secured the planning permission for Regent House in 2015. Native Land then acquired the site from the Estate in 2017 and entered into a long lease, which will see the redeveloped retail units being leased back to the Estate upon completion, as part of The Portman Estate’s strategy to enhance the area’s retail offer.

As part of the Section 106 Agreement, the project will contribute c. £1.5m towards affordable housing provision in Westminster.

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