Cadogan Estates Ltd - Programme of Works
Cadogan Estates’ buildings are located within some of London’s most prestigious conservation areas, featuring densely developed Victorian residential streets and busy commercial properties. Ensuring that their construction projects are carried out with the utmost sympathy, care and understanding for the concerns and issues of local businesses and residential neighbours is, therefore, essential.
“The Estate felt that they (Osborne) made a huge contribution to the success of the works on site and as a consequence … maintained and kept control of the project, which was no mean feat. Of almost equal importance, and despite the many changes and difficulties on site, it was always a pleasure to attend site progress meetings, and visit the site where there maintained throughout the project, a convivial and constructive atmosphere.”
Nicholas Dutton, Head of Building Surveying, Cadogan Estate Ltd
Our team engaged with the local community from the outset taking time to understand their concerns and ensuring they were aware of planned works and progress. We also engage pro-actively with the Cadogan Estates team to help formulate their development programme, producing standard design guidelines and operating procedures. Such consistent and effective communication created a greater sense of collaboration amongst all the stakeholders. As a result there was greater certainty of quality, efficiency and savings, and the projects were sensitively delivered to uphold and protect Cadogan Estates’ position as one of the leading property investment companies in the capital.
Hackney Town Hall - Programme of Works
Built in 1930, the Art-Deco style Town Hall had been maintained in an unsympathetic fashion. The Mayor of Hackney had a vision to restore the building to its former glory, whilst ensuring its continued use and viability.
Working closely with London Borough of Hackney we are carrying out the phased restoration of the Grade II listed building to bring its facilities up to modern day standards.
“Geoffrey Osborne Ltd has worked continuously with the London Borough of Hackney for over 10 years delivering a range of projects including the construction of a customer services centre and social housing. For the last five years they have been on site carrying out the phased refurbishment of the Grade II listed Town Hall building. They are an integral part of the team and have successfully overcome the challenges of working in this occupied building which offers a number of public facing services including weddings and conferences.”
Richard Male, London Borough of Hackney
This work includes major upgrades to the IT and building management systems, external facade repairs and overall refurbishment works to provide a new entrance and lobby, offices, council chambers and assembly rooms.
Of fundamental importance throughout has been to ensure that the building could remain operational throughout the works, and as such a close relationship with the Council has been established to minimise any disruption.
Mercers' Yard, Covent Garden
This £19m development for the livery company, The Wardens and Commonality of the Mystery of Mercers, will transform the streetscape of Covent Garden when completed in December 2016, providing offices, flats and retail and restaurant space .
Protection and segregation from our site has been at the forefront of our considerations from the beginning and we have worked closely with Westminster City Council to ensure our plans are well developed and provide the minimum of disruption for the local businesses and public.
We are currently on site carrying out the structural refurbishment and replacement of existing services of 13-14 Langley Street to provide a shell for a flagship retail store. As part of the scheme, we will also build three new mixed-use blocks with retail and restaurant space at ground and basement levels, and 24 residential apartments on the upper floors, together with associated external works.
The new blocks will open out into the new public space which provides pedestrian walkways linking Langley Street and Mercer Street via a new piazza.
Chichester Festival Theatre
In celebration of their 50th anniversary the Chichester Festival Theatre chose to rejuvenate this historic Grade II* listed building through a series of improvements combining its 60s heritage with a 21st century design. As the testing grounds for London’s West End the enhanced theatre would respect and respond to its existing architecture but provide an enhanced performance.
“The reopening of our Theatre just 21 months after its demolition began is the culmination of an experience that has been exciting, memorable, and at times, extremely challenging! It’s an incredible achievement to have reopened the building on time, having met our fundraising target. I am immensely proud of the hard work undertaken by Osborne. Our goal was to safeguard this building for the next generation and we’re thrilled to have achieved this.”
Alan Finch, Executive Director, Chichester Festival Theatre
We carried out essential repairs to the Grade II* listed theatre, plus a new extension, enhanced seating, improved access and public facilities, improved backstage facilities and necessary changes to make the building more energy efficient.
Winner of 2016 International Architecture Award and the RIBA South East Regional Awards 2015 for Building of the Year, Conservation and Sustainability.