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Location

REGENT STREET, LONDON

Date

2008-2012

Partner

THE CROWN ESTATE

Architect

DIXON JONES, DONALD INSALL ASSOCIATES, JOHNSON NAYLOR

Gross Area

420,000 SQ FT

Links

airw1.com

The development of the former Regent’s Palace Hotel comprises the creation of contemporary office space at the upper floors, with retail and restaurant space at ground and basement with nine residential units.

The hotel was a Grade II listed building, largely because of the quality of its art deco interiors.  Half of the historic facades were retained, while four glamorous 1930s entertainment venues were completely restored.

A high-tech energy centre to service the wider Regent Street Quadrant block has been installed in the basement and is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell – turning natural gas into hydrogen, making it a highly environmentally-friendly option.

Public realm works include a new route through the buildings and paving Glasshouse Street as a pedestrian only street.