Marble Arch Place

Marble Arch Place is the landmark development from Almacantar and The Portman Estate, which will be London’s premier mixed-use scheme in a spectacular location overlooking Hyde Park.

Project Details
  • Client

    Almacantar Limited

  • Architect

    Rafael Vinoly

The development consists of an 18-storey residential tower, with 54 apartments and a 7-storey commercial building providing a total of over 95,000ft2 of high quality offices.

Multiplex started construction works last year. The existing 1960’s building will be replaced by a new world-class residential, office and retail scheme, with views across the finest of the Royal Parks.

Conceived in partnership with freeholder, The Portman Estate, renowned architect Rafael Vinoly, and interior designers, Millier London, the development will deliver the highest quality of specification for residential and commercial buildings in London. The public realm will increase accessibility to Portman Village and offer dynamic retail frontages with cafés, restaurants, shops and an entrance to a new Odeon cinema.

The development consists of an 18-storey residential tower, with 54 apartments and a 7-storey commercial building providing a total of over 95,000ft2 of high quality offices. The apartments and offices will benefit from wonderful views of Hyde Park and across the City, with several floors featuring large terraces.

Our team was appointed at an early stage to provide Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for the initial planning application and its revisions.

We measured air quality, ground contamination and wind conditions between and around the towers as well as noise and vibration during the demolition process. We are also continuing to provide supportive post-planning input, which includes archaeological monitoring.

Our structures team implemented a top-down basement construction methodology paired with a diaphragm retaining wall to prevent potential ground movements which also allows works below and above ground to be carried out simultaneously; cutting down significantly on construction time.

As the nearby assets may be subjected to movement during the construction period, these have been analysed to introduce the required design and construction techniques and will be monitored throughout.

In response to the acoustic specialist’s predictions of noise transfer from the London Underground Central Line our structures team have included acoustic attenuation bearings.

The ambitious project is forecast to be complete by 2020.