Osborne Wins Redevelopment Work in Covent Garden
Osborne has won the £19million redevelopment works of Mercers’ Yard in Covent Garden, London for the Wardens and Commonality of the Mystery of Mercers in the City of London with Development Management by Hanover Cube.
Set to further enhance the already lively Covent Garden experience, the Ian Ritchie designed scheme will comprise the refurbishment of 13/14 Langley Street, an original Covent Garden warehouse, for a future flag ship retail store. The Mercers themselves have a rich history dating back 700 years, and work alongside charitable trusts to support education, arts & heritage, and the church.
Three new mixed-use stand-alone blocks will be constructed with retail and restaurant space at ground and basement levels. The new blocks will open out to the new public space, which provides pedestrian walkways to link Mercer Street and Langley Street via a new piazza. The upper floors of the blocks will form 24 apartments, offering potential residents with the opportunity to live in a vibrant and popular area of London.
Demolition works have commenced on the project with completion of the whole scheme in late summer 2016. As such this will allow sufficient time for the retail fit outs, ready for the Christmas shopping season.
Simon Parham, Commercial and Healthcare Director for Osborne, explained: “We’re very proud to have been chosen to carry out this refurbishment of Mercers’ Yard, with the new streetscape adding another dimension to the intrigue and excitement that surrounds Covent Garden.”