• 30 April 2014

One Eagle Place wins BCO Award

Waterman are pleased to announce that One Eagle Place (St James’s Gateway) has won ‘Best commercial workplace in London & SE’ at the BCO awards. The awards, established in 1992 provide public recognition for top quality design, functionality and a benchmark for excellence in workplaces.

Located in the heart of the West End between Piccadilly and Jermyn Street, One Eagle Place consolidated seven existing buildings to provide 6,000m2 of Commercial Offices, 2,000m2 of Retail and 1,700m2 of Residential units with improvements to public realm in Eagle Place, Jermyn Street, Piccadilly and Lower Regent Street.

Waterman were involved from early design development and worked closely with Eric Parry Architects to develop an integrated structural/façade backing system to provide a substrate from which to support hand-set faience and Portland Stone.

The system utilised a concrete encased structural steelwork moment frame with halfen channel fixings. Early contractor involvement from both the steelworker and cladding contractor was key to the successful development of this solution. This has provided programme benefits on site, enabling the early installation of windows and weather proofing of the building and also cost benefits with the removal of the need for an independent concrete grey-back system.

This has enabled the structure/façade zones to be integrated, maximising floor area and providing a flat face to the rear of the façade.

The scheme utilises ground source heat piles to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, a Code for Sustainable Homes score of Level 4 for the new building and 3 for the refurbished building and an EPC rating of B.

David Fung, Director, Waterman Structures commented; “One Eagle Place has been an exciting and challenging project to work on. Our early development of a combined structural façade backing for the perimeter removed the need for an independent cladding backing and allowed the contractor to weatherproof the building significantly faster than would otherwise have been possible.”

One Eagle Place is one of many that Waterman are involved for the Crown Estate’s extensive St James’s portfolio.

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