Great Portland EstatesFrench Railways House, Piccadilly

Refurbishment of an existing nine storey tired 1950s building on Piccadilly, including a new retail space and shopfronts for a 7,000 sq ft retail store which has become a flagship for the lifestyle brand Cath Kidston. The building is situated adjacent to buildings occupied by retail giants Fortnum & Mason and Alfred Dunhill.

The scope comprised reconfiguring four levels including a new reception and the existing loading bay and car park was converted into a modern art gallery space. The project was carried out whilst the upper office floors of the building remained fully operational.

Great Portland Estates
Ian McArdle Architects
MTT and Heyne Tillett Steel
Project Manager:
GVA Second London Wall
Quantity Surveyor:
Robinson Low Francis