The regeneration and conversion of a rather tired 1960s built office block into commercial and residential accommodation has been completed by Legendre UK, under a D&B contract for BNP Paribas Real Estate.
The scheme originally designed by Squire & Partners was taken to tender stage by A&Q. The successful tenderer Legendre, in winning their first UK contract, appointed Moxley Architects as the lead designer to implement the project.
Cecil Rosen Court in Bushey, Hertfordshire provides assisted living apartments for the charity Jewish Blind and Disabled.
The Phase 2 development of the site, designed by Moxley Architects, adds a further 19 apartments and is now nearing completion.
The image shows part of the front elevation with composite aluminium/ timber windows and doors set within cast stone surrounds in the face brickwork façade.
The project is nearing completion with the interior library space taking shape nicely, although still very much a construction site. Work is progressing well on the external finishes as shown in this composition of textured render, hardwood cladding and aluminium/ timber composite windows.
The installation of the GRC (glass reinforced cement) cladding panels is progressing. Feature columns, spandrel panels and balcony soffits and fascias.
Despite the poor weather this winter, the second floor precast concrete floor slabs are installed, with the masonry proceeding towards the third floor level. The third floor is part accommodation and part roof terrace.
The refurbishment and conversion of the sixties built office block continues apace. The steel structure for the three additional floors is complete, with the fourteenth and fifteenth floor slabs formed. The posts which form the support system for the roof level building maintenance unit (window cleaning and inspection cradle) are clearly evident in the photo.
Northvale Construction took possession of the site in June 2017 and construction is now well underway with the first floor precast planks now installed. The photo, taken in August, shows the open dig basement excavation.
The Show Flat in the 1960’s built, multi-storey office tower block on Parker Street in Covent Garden has opened for viewings.
The structure of Parker Tower is being extensively remodelled to accommodate the change from 1960’s office use to 21st Century residential use, including the addition of three extra floors. Moxley Architects are working with Legendre UK Ltd, the UK arm of Brittany based contractor Groupe Legendre, who were appointed by BNP Paribas as main contractor for the works.
Mike Moxley and his younger daughter, Alice, abseiled The Cheesegrater (the Richard Rogers’ designed Leadenhall Building) on Friday 8th September to raise money for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal.
Their JustGiving sponsorship page is here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moxleys-scale-the-cheesegrater
Video evidence of their descent is here: https://youtu.be/KK7NFbn1R2s