• 24 April 2019

Waterman scores appointment on major Soho Estates project

Waterman are delighted to announce our appointment by Soho Estates to act as Client Monitoring consultant for the prestigious Ilona Rose House mixed-use project. The scheme, managed by DML Group and designed by award-winning architectural practices MATT Architecture and SODA, will create 31,000 m² of office and retail space. Bordering 14 Greek Street, a Grade II listed building, this will form the entrance to the site and be fully restored and rejuvenated as part of the work.

Set across thirteen storeys, the building features a striking façade and includes four subterranean levels which will be the new home for Warner Brother’s European Post Production Studios, complete with a bespoke 60–seat sound editing theatre. In addition, there will be new purpose-built offices on the lower, ground and upper levels, providing high-quality space for the creative industries complete with flexible and technical working areas and studios.

A large section of the site will be utilised to create a much-improved public realm, an intrinsic part of Soho Estates vision to create a new hub of uses for the increasing number of workers, visitors and residents in the area. This new public space will transform the streetscape along Manette Street, lined by outstanding new shops, cafes and restaurants in addition to a new night club. The building will be topped by rooftop gardens and terraces arranged over the upper floors to create panoramic views over bustling Soho.

The development, delivered by construction manager, Sir Robert McAlpine, has now commenced on site and is due to complete in Q2 2021.

Mark Terndrup, Director of Waterman Building Services said; “We are delighted to have the opportunity to assist Soho Estates with this innovative project. Having provided strategic guidance on the approach taken on the building services design we will now be closely monitoring the delivery of the scheme. We look forward to supporting Soho Estates, DML and the design and construction team in the delivery and realisation of what promises to be an exciting and interesting project.”

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