St. Katharine’s Dock London, Max Property Group, Marina, Morey Smith
St. Katharine’s Dock, London : Revitalisation
St. Katharine’s Dock Building, London – design by Buckley Gray Yeoman
4 Oct 2011
St. Katharine’s Dock London
Location: Tower Hill, central / east London
Key design team appointed to major upgrade programme at St. Katharine’s Dock
• Morey Smith and Buckley Gray Yeoman appointed by St Katharine’s Dock’s new owners
• Experienced and innovative design team will help deliver improvements to the central London marina
• Part of substantial investment by Max Property Group in the future of unique Dock
Max Property Group Plc, has announced the appointment of two experienced design teams who will help to transform commercial spaces in central London’s only marina, St Katharine’s Dock. These important appointments have been made as part of the significant investment into the historic Dock from the new owners.
Architects Morey Smith have been brought on board for their experience in conducting exceptional renovations on existing buildings. They will be working on the upgrade works to International House which will see the main reception and 30,000 sq ft of office space refurbished including a new quayside access, against the stunning backdrop of the Dock’s three marinas and next to the iconic Tower Bridge. The renovation has already commenced and is due for completion in early 2012.
As well as the work on International House, an experienced design team has been assembled for the next major project, the renovation of Commodity Quay, which will offer 130,000 sq ft of prime office space. Architects Buckley Gray Yeoman are the masterplanners for the investment works on the Dock and are leading the design team on Commodity Quay. They have been chosen for their substantial experience of working with existing buildings to create modern space with unique design and character. They are ideally placed to work with the impressive features Commodity Quay has to offer, including double volume space, mezzanine floors and refurbishment of Grade-A office space fronting St Katharine’s Dock. Their innovative design concepts will lead to high quality green credentials as demanded by significant occupiers.
Prestbury Investments’ Ben Walford said: “St Katharine’s Dock is a simply beautiful and unique waterside environment which provides a stunning place to work. We want to retain that dockside haven whilst subtly enhancing it to create a premier central London destination, catering to both the traditional Cite and West End occupiers.
“These architects have been appointed because of their vast experience in these types of developments and are a key step towards achieving our goal of creating a vibrant high-profile development”.
Paul White, Director at Buckley Gray Yeoman said: “Buckley Gray Yeoman’s work at Commodity Quay provides a unique opportunity to work on 130,000 sq ft of office space, in what is a prime location adjacent to a World Heritage Site.
When finished the building will provide a beautiful place to work in a stunning marina setting”
St. Katharine’s Dock – Background Information
• St Katharine’s Dock was acquired for £156 million by Max Property Group Plc in July 2011 and will be managed by Max’s external managers Prestbury Investments.
• The living, breathing community of St Katharine’s Dock caters to all business sectors, from smaller businesses, to larger international firms looking for a new central London office – a beautiful place to work, visit and live in.
• Max Property Group is making significant investments into both the commercial premises on the Dock as well as the three marinas in St Katharine’s Dock. The much-loved marina is already a beautiful and luxurious location steeped in history and will be subtly enhanced to create a high-profile destination that London can be proud of.
• Further improvements to the Dock will include major upgrade works of the East, West and Central marinas to bring them to a high quality, international standard and make them even more appealing to high profile events and visiting vessels. This will include more efficient pontoons, better amenities for superyachts and upgrading shoreside facilities for visiting boat owners and office occupiers alike.
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