535 King’s Road

The owners of this central London retail and office building, adjacent to two conservation areas in London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, approached Opera to lead a major feasibility study. The brief is to unlock the potential to fundamentally reposition an existing 1980s building through creative refurbishment and extension, to achieve significantly improved rents within an occupied building.

Architects Buckley Gray Yeoman, have undertaken an extensive feasibility study, led by Opera to explore ways to reconfigure and extend the building. Key objectives are to maximise net lettable space through the addition of two new floors, to improve the retail offering and to create an attractive workplace for occupiers of varying sizes. The existing courtyard will be covered to create a fully enclosed atrium, providing shared space and a vibrant , animated hub for the new multitenant building. The construction period will be complicated by the existing tenants remaining in occupation throughout the works and the constrained location of the building on a busy Chelsea junction. Opera have undertaken a review and provided a number of phasing scenarios and detailed programme studies to infirm the development and construction budget. The programme will phase construction across four wings, adding an additional layer of complexity to the design, procurement and construction phases.

Architect:
Buckley Gray Yeoman
Year:
Current
Service:
  • Employer's Agent
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Programme Management
  • Project Management
Sector:
  • Commercial Development
Client:
CEG
Architect:
Buckley Gray Yeoman
Year:
Current
Service:
  • Employer's Agent
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Programme Management
  • Project Management
Sector:
  • Commercial Development
Client:
CEG