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.

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