Kier Construction London’s prestigious £36m Ultra Site project involves redeveloping the Grade Two listed Morley House into 44 luxury apartments and retail accommodation.
Client Crown Estate commissioned Kier Construction to redevelop the building which dates back to 1924 and is located in the protected Regent Street Conservation Area.
Outlining the project, Assistant Site Manager, Jack Grieve said: “The redevelopment of Morley House forms part of the ongoing Regent Street Vision investment programme and entails converting the building from its use of retail space and offices to retail and residential use.
“The work comprises the complete demolition and retention of existing façades to construct 44 privately rented apartments across seven levels above the retail units situated on the basement and ground floor.”
Work began on the project in November of last year, with completion scheduled for summer 2020.
Speaking just after Kier was appointed as contractor, Cliff Thomas, Managing Director of Kier Construction London, said: “We’re very pleased to have been awarded this prestigious contract and are looking forward to working with The Crown Estate in redeveloping Regent Street, one of the world’s most popular shopping destinations.
“This project, which builds on our expertise in delivering mixed-use schemes, will provide a high-quality retail and residential development in the heart of London and forms a key part of The Crown Estate’s wider regeneration plans.”
Supply chain collaboration
Explaining how Ultra Site status had boosted supply chain collaboration, Senior Project Manager, Mike Perera said: “Being an Ultra Site has further brought to the forefront how Kier, and now our subcontractors, improve our position within the local community; to date we have had really positive feedback from our supply chain.
“Being an Ultra Site we challenged ourselves especially during demolition with the concept of improving the air quality, using different absorption mediums and maintaining exemplar records to allow true analysis of the NOx pollutants.
About the project
The project entails converting the building from its use of retail space and offices to retail and residential use.
“Being an Ultra Site we challenged ourselves especially during demolition with the concept of improving the air quality, using different absorption mediums and maintaining exemplar records to allow true analysis of the NOx pollutants.”
Assistant Site Manager
Kier Construction London