04 May 2018
Project of the Year (£10m and under) and Sustainability
Project value: £38m
Location: Victoria, London
Sandwiched between two red-routes as well as two listed buildings, six conservation areas and an operational pub on the ground floor, the site of 25 Wilton Road was highly constrained, meaning that times available for construction were limited.
Delivering a refurbishment to a high standard on such a logistically challenging and complex site is an endorsement to the enthusiasm, professionalism and collaborative working of all involved in this project. The site wasn’t an obvious target for a significant re-development opportunity, but the existing building was structurally sound, already built out to the site perimeter and near maximum height. The design team worked hard to understand the limitations of the structure, identifying all the opportunities for expansion.
25 Wilton Road is a refurbishment that performs both commercially and functionally in the same way as a new build. It incorporates high-quality apartments into a building that was previously used for commercial purposes, resulting in social and environmental benefits, achieved by leaving the core of the structure intact. The project is an example of how an intelligent and creative team approach can turn a tired building into a vital asset.
The winners of the Project of the Year and Sustainability categories will be announced on the 28th of June at the Royal Lancaster in London. For more information about the awards ceremony or to book tickets click here.