Bolsover Street London, Fitzrovia Apartment Block, Flats, Building, Homes
50 Bolsover Street, London
Fitzrovia Apartments Development, England, UK – design by HOK, architects
15 Mar 2012
50 Bolsover Street – Fitzrovia Apartments
HOK ANNOUNCES FITZROVIA APARTMENTS TOPPED OUT
50 BOLSOVER STREET, LONDON, W1
The second and final phase of 50 Bolsover Street is being topped out this week. Fitzrovia Apartments has been designed by architects HOK, with John Sisk & Son as the building contractors. The project is a joint venture between Ridgeford Properties and Manhattan Loft Corporation.
Phase two of the development includes 60 individually designed private and social housing apartments and offices within a retained, Grade II listed historic hall.
The first phase, completed in 2009, was marked by the opening of a spectacular 2,500 square metre outpatient department for The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital on Bolsover Street. The hospital welcomed its first patients December the same year and was formally opened by the Duke of York spring 2010.
The project demonstrates successful collaboration between the public and private sectors. The confined urban site is rooted in social sustainability with the integration of private and social housing, office and healthcare spaces and the adaptation of a Grade II listed room; the scheme is set to achieve BREEAM Very Good upon completion.
The process of retaining the listed hall in situ was technically challenging and required careful integration of the old into the new.
HOK’s design for the building is accented by vertical bay windows, fabricated from anodised aluminium and glass. The street elevations are clad in Caliza Capri limestone to give the building a high quality, stylish finish. The elevations overlooking the courtyard are clad in light zinc tiles to reflect the sun and maximise light and create an attractive central heart to the project.
The scheme is being developed on one of London’s historic hospital sites and is set for completion in the summer of 2012.
HOK’s Director of Design, Larry Malcic commented: “The Fitzrovia Apartments are a luxury metropolitan concept for city dwellers who value the urban environment. The development achieves high marks on sustainability and provides lasting amenities like the internal garden courtyards and the urban art wall on the street elevation”
Paul Wilson, Managing Director of John Sisk &Son said:
“We are delighted that the Bolsover Street development has reached this key milestone and to celebrate the topping-out with Ridgeford and Manhattan Loft. Following our successful delivery of Phase one, it is a testament to the entire team and our strong relationship with all partners that the project continues to be delivered to such high standards through this second phase of the works.
As a family owned and run company, it’s been an honour to work on a development that maintains the history of the local area while becoming integral to the future of the community”.
Chris Murray, Managing Director of Ridgeford Properties Ltd comments: “The topping out of The Fitzrovia Apartments marks an important milestone in not only this development but the entire Fitzrovia / East Marylebone community. Together with Manhattan Loft Corporation we have set the new standard for luxury central London living whilst protecting the integrity and legacy in one of London’s premier neighbourhoods.”
HOK is one of the world’s largest and most acclaimed architectural design firms with 1,700 staff in 25 offices around the globe. It celebrates diversity through geographic reach, project genre and form and the talents of its multi-disciplined design professionals.
HOK London was recently invited to bid for the world’s largest airport, alongside Foster & Partners and Zaha Hadid – the new airport city will be located in rural Daxing, 50 Kilometers south of China’s capital Beijing.
The HOK retail and mixed use team currently has a rich diversity of projects in the UK, UAE and Azerbaijan, Nigeria, India and Russia and continues to grow in this dynamic sector.
John Sisk & Son
John Sisk & Son is one of the UK’s leading main contractors – working throughout England, Wales and Scotland. It has expertise in a wide range of specialist sectors, including:
Hotel and leisure; commercial; retail; residential apartments; industrial; process industries; public works; rail; civils; and energy.
It has revenues of over £350 million and a staff of 500. The company has a strong financial base and takes a long term view of investment in the marketplace, having been founded in Ireland in 1859. It is part of the strong and diversified Sisk Group (turnover of €1 billion).
John Sisk & Son’s experienced staff are fully committed to delivering projects safely, on time, cost effectively and to a high quality, reinforced by our “Zeros” initiative.
For 16 years Ridgeford has put quality and design at the cornerstone of every development. With this philosophy Ridgeford has gained recognition over the years for developing striking and innovative buildings while working alongside and establishing solid relationships some of the world’s most renowned and highly respected architects and designers.
Ridgeford moves with the ever changing world continually adapting to new trends and needs of their clients and of the community. From striking building facades, bespoke interiors to implementing environmentally sustainable building technologies Ridgeford is leading the way in property development by rising up to challenges and standing out above the crowd, in the heart of London.
Currently, Ridgeford is developing over 240,000 sq ft (22,295 sq m) of property in the West End of London with Weymouth Street and the completion of Bolsover Street September 2012. With a passion for building excellence Ridgeford will continue to be a front runner in property development continually producing quality projects and looking for the next opportunity to make a lasting impression in London.
Manhattan Loft Corporation
In 20 years Harry Handelsman has taken Manhattan Loft Corporation (MLC) from niche player to nascent superbrand. Established in 1992 its success is based on challenging conventions and preconceptions and addressing the needs of individuals rather than “the market”. No two MLC projects are alike; each one represents a fresh engagement with the places and the people that surround it. MLC is about harnessing the best in forward thinking new design, creating developments that break the mould and environments that people want to be a part of.
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