Park House
21/01/2013 by Buildington
Mace has reached practical completion on Park House, the new landmark project worth £135m on London’s Oxford Street – the biggest development on the famous street for 40 years.

A design and build project, the Park House team has surpassed itself in the delivery of what will become one of Oxford Street’s most outstanding developments. The nine-story mixed-use Land Securities development covers an entire city block of just over an acre in Mayfair, facing onto Oxford Street, covering 56,000 square metres.

Mace was first appointed to the Land Securities development in 2010 as the construction manager and secured the job for a second time when it was put out to competitive tender under a fixed price, single stage design and build contract.

Park House was developed as three programmes, retail, commercial and residential. It provides 15,000 square metres of office space, with some of the largest interior office spaces in London’s west end, as well as 8,300 square metres of much-needed retail space and 39 stunning apartments, some with external terraces. In all it provides 15,000 square metres of office space, with some of the largest interior office spaces in London’s west end, as well as 8,300 square metres of much-needed retail space on Oxford Street.

The external design features a striking fully glazed facade on all sides incorporating specially commissioned art, with a curved, partially metal and partially glazed roof.

Careful planning and programme management has been used to deliver this challenging project successfully. Despite the site having already been cleared by earlier demolition works, Park House was delivered on one of Europe’s busiest shopping streets and with London Underground’s Central Line running only a few metres below the development.

Project Director, Shaun Tate said: ‘The team is proud to have completed such a complex and significant project to such a high standard. The team overcame a wealth of challenges, negotiating the activity on Oxford Street, the close proximity to London Underground and also the technical challenges of the unique design. We hope Park House will become one of Oxford Street’s most stand-out landmark developments.”

The project is also the main feature in this month’s Construction Manager, which you can read here. The Park House team reached practical completion on time and budget on November 23 and shared stunning photography of the completion with the magazine of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Source: Mace 8. January 2013
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