The Crown Estate has signed three new office customers over five floors of The Marq, taking a total of 29,130 sq ft of space.
The office space in the building is now 82% let, with only the 6,330 sq ft first floor space remaining.
CBRE and Levy Real Estate are acting on behalf of The Crown Estate on office leasing.
The Marq also offers a flexible 5,000 sq ft retail space over the ground and basement levels, which is available as a flagship store or can be split, Nash Bond and Colliers are acting for The Crown Estate on the retail space. The 5,000 sq ft restaurant has been confirmed as the location for Maison Francois, a new all-day dining concept.
Oliver Smith, Head of St James’s at The Crown Estate, commented: “To have completed three deals, just a few months since launch, reflects the exceptional quality of The Marq and how this building aligns with the values of customers. They want workspaces of the highest quality, as well as environments which support positive health and wellbeing. We are delighted that our commitment to these factors is shared by our new customers and will be experienced by the people and visitors coming to The Marq.”
13/12/2019 15:31 by Buildington
The Marq has become the first new-build project in the UK to achieve both a BREEAM New Construction Outstanding rating for its shell and core and the WELL Gold Certification.
The double-certification recognises The Marq as a building which has been designed to enhance health, wellbeing and productivity, as well as deliver the highest environmental performance.
In achieving BREEAM Outstanding for its shell and core The Marq is within the top one per cent of UK new non-domestic buildings, positioning it as an innovator. With its WELL Gold Certification, The Marq is just one of six projects - five Gold certifications, and one Platinum certification – in the UK to achieve this standard.
Simon Perks, Senior Development Manager at The Crown Estate, commented: “The Marq’s double-certification demonstrates our commitment to creating places which nurture people’s health and wellbeing. To achieve these standards, we’ve sought to embrace innovation throughout the design process and in doing so set a new standard for best practice on future projects.”
The Crown Estate worked together with Skanska to adopt a holistic approach to sustainability and wellbeing at The Marq ensuring both were integrated throughout the design process. This delivered a building of an exceptionally high standard that supports the health and wellness of the people that work in and visit it. Key features include exceptional indoor air quality and access to natural light, as well as optimised indoor lighting and responsive heating which can be tailored to individual needs without adjusting overall temperatures.
The building reduces its impact on the environment by using a combination of photovoltaic panels, solar thermal water heating and air source heat pumps, to provide 14 per cent of the energy demand for the building. The team used building information modelling (BIM), to design the air handling unit and ductwork systems that pressurises the reception area.
Richard Kirkpatrick, Project Director, said: “The team excelled themselves with their engagement with the WELL Gold certification and it meant that the stringent requirements were met. This included the supply chain working with us, which was paramount when we selected and procured the low volatile organic compound materials. All the materials that needed to meet the standard were identified and checked for their levels of air emissions before being purchased and delivered to site. This means the air quality in the building is kept to exceptionally high standards.”
10/12/2019 13:32 by Buildington
Skanska has completed work on The Marq.
The team, which includes design consultants, Rolfe Judd (architects), Waterman Group (structural engineers) and Watkins Payne Partnership (services engineers) achieved practical completion on 26 March 2019.
After planning consent was achieved by John McAslan and Partners in January 2016, The Crown Estate appointed Rolfe Judd to develop the detailed design of the building.
The building is on target to achieve a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating for the office space and a WELL Building Core and Shell Gold certification.
Richard Kirkpatrick, Project Director, said: “Handing this project over on time, within budget and to such a high standard is a fantastic achievement. Working together with all of our stakeholders has created a strong working ethic that has delivered our customer’s requirements and it’s a building that they can be proud of.”
Simon Perks Senior Development Manager at The Crown Estate, commented: “We are delighted to have completed The Marq, the only new office development to be launching in St James’s in 2019. This will become one of the UK’s first WELL Certified Core and Shell buildings, with the design focused on promoting positive health, wellbeing and productivity outcomes for all of our customers.”
Richard Whitehead, Board Director of Structures at Waterman, added: “This has been a complex project at a busy location with several constraints on the site. It has been an exciting project for us, involving creative engineering in close proximity to nearby buildings and busy streets. The structural works have gone very smoothly thanks to close collaboration between all parties. The project is a great credit to all involved.”
31/03/2019 20:55 by Buildington
The Marq development's “topping out” ceremony was held yesterday, reports the Crown Estate.
This exciting new headquarters office development provides six floors of flexible, column-free workspace and on track for completion in April 2019. The Marq will be the only completely new build office to be delivered in St James’s throughout 2019.
Designed by John McAslan and Partners/Rolfe Judd, and delivered by Skanska, The Marq occupies the corner of Duke Street St James’s and Jermyn Street. The offices feature a double-height reception space with terrazzo artwork, bespoke patented bronze entry gates and corner stone artwork, designed by artist Jacqueline Poncelet to reflect the tradition of craftsmanship in St James’s.
The development also incorporates a flexible 5,000 sq ft flagship retail space and 5,000 sq ft restaurant or gallery space, both of which occupy the ground and basement levels. These units will add life and vibrancy to this prominent street corner in St James’s, and spaces of this size have not be available on Jermyn Street for several years.
The Marq is one of the UK’s first buildings specifically designed to achieve WELL Certification, reflecting a concerted effort to optimise air quality, natural light and healthy workplace behaviours. It is aiming to achieve WELL Gold Certification and BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ for the office space.
Oliver Smith, Head of St James’s at The Crown Estate said: “We are excited to reveal The Marq, and details of the office and retail space that is available in the development. It is The Crown Estate’s first entirely new build office development in St James’s for three years and as the only office development in St James’s that will be delivered next year it presents a unique opportunity. We are looking forward to working with clients and partners to ensure this development builds on St James’s reputation as an exceptional place to do business in London.”
In the offices, the appointed agents are CBRE and Levy Real Estate. The retail agents are Colliers and Nash Bond, and for restaurant or gallery space the agents are Colliers and Davis Coffer Lyons.
17/07/2018 14:41 by Buildington
Work starts at Dukes Court, a mixed retail and office block on the corner of Duke Street St James’s and Jermyn Street, in St James's.
James Cooksey, Director of Central London at The Crown Estate said: “We’re committed to re-establishing St James’s as world-class business and lifestyle destination. Such an investment reflects our belief in the fundamentals of London’s West End, notwithstanding the near term market outlook, and its continued performance over the long term through creating fantastic buildings that stand the test of time.”
Steve Holbrook, Managing Director of Skanska, commented: “We’re delighted to have secured this mixed-use development in London. We have worked closely with members of The Crown Estate’s delivery team to develop a cost-effective solution and look forward to working with The Crown Estate. This is our third contract win in the West End this year.”
Duke’s Court is expected to complete in spring 2019.
21/12/2016 14:28 by Buildington
Dukes Court in St James's, London SW1 - new on Buildington!
18/06/2015 13:20 by Buildington