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The Grove, Marylebone

London W1

A reconfiguration and re-imagination by AHMM Architects of a prominent 1980's post modern office building on the corner of Marylebone Road and Lisson Grove.

Client

Kajima Properties

Partners

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (Architect)
Studio Myerscough (Graphic Design)
Wates (Main Contractor)
Elliot Wood (Structural Engineer)
Watkins Payne Partnership (M&E Engineer)
Turley Associates (Planning)

Asset Values

2,400m2

Status

Completed in 2012. Fully let and operational.
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The Grove was transformed in 2012 into modern, simple and memorable refurbished workspace, fully let within 9 months of PC in a very challenging occupational market.

The building, a 1980's post-modernist design with a strong and unusual liner 'stripe' of alternating coloured brick courses, had potential to provide simple and open floors with excellent natural light but required a comprehensive overhauling to bring it up to modern standards and reverse a downwards trend in income and an upwards trend in running costs. AHMM were given a brief to work with the building's form whilst maximising net internal area and opportunities for additional floor space.

AHMM replaced the overly fussy crittall windows with simplified fenestration, opened out the reception and floors and extended the 6th floor, putting the plant in the basement, to create a contemporary, smart and sustainable working environment. The Grove achieved BREEAM 'Excellent' and has an EPC rating 'B'.

The refurbished building offers open and flexible working accommodation and includes a striking new penthouse office suite on the 6th floor, benefitting from far reaching views across London.  The reception includes a large graphic installation, "Earning My Stripes", by Morag Myerscough of Studio Myerscough.

The Grove lies adjacent to Marylebone Station (Bakerloo line and Chiltern mainline) and within walking distance of Edgware Road station (District, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines). The excellent shopping facilities and amenities of Marylebone High Street are nearby.

The Grove was fully let shortly after practical completion to a variety of tenants including Fitness First, Galliford Try, the Government of Latvia and Bellerby Education.    Further information can be found  at thegrovemarylebone.co.uk.