A pre-construction services agreement was signed by Red Construction to construct a mixed-use retail and office scheme. Real estate developer Hines will work as a client along with Red Construction and architect Orms.
The collaboration will see a 32,500 sq ft transformation of existing office and retail space with dual frontage to both 80 New Bond Street and 325 Oxford Street. Joining Red Construction to oversee the project is David Osborne.
David joined Red as operations director while he previously worked for Mace, Lendlease and McLaren. This will be his sixth project for Hines. Red Construction has been instructed to carry out the comprehensive refurbishment, as it’s due for completion in spring 2023.
The works include part demolition and removal of the existing top floor and Dering Street wing. The wing will then be reconstructed, with an additional two floors on top of the building, totaling seven floors to a Category a fit-out.
There will be two retail units created on the ground and first floors. The structural alterations to 80 New Bond Street will include a renovation of internal steelwork, with glass-reinforced concrete façade panels, a precast concrete lift core, and pre-cast feature columns inserted between the ground and first floor.
The scheme will provide a total office area of 31,000 sq ft, with floor plates ranging from 3,000 to 6,500 sq ft, and a large communal roof terrace. The office entrance will be repositioned onto Dering Street.