The brand new office building will provide 8,998 sq ft GEA or x 4946 sq ft NIA of new, well lit open plan office space on the lower, ground, 1st and 2nd floors with glazed partitions for meeting rooms with storage, catering facilities and a lift serving all levels. There is also 2,234 sq ft GEA or 1,714 sq ft NIA wellness/D1 space on the lower ground floor which is lit from the lightwell to the rear. Below this is the lower basement car park that is accessed via a car lift on Reece Mews and is provided with a suitable off-street waiting location.
The scheme echoes the rhythm, grain, and scale of the surrounding area, enhances the setting by replacing the existing out of character buildings. It is a modern interpretation of the traditional mews that carefully responds to the existing environment, providing a highly sustainable development that seeks to revitalise the local surroundings.
There will be no increased overlooking with no additional windows added to the rear elevation of 15 Reece Mews and no terraces to the rear of 6-10 Kendrick Mews. Mansard rooftops will be set back from the building edge and there will be no loss of privacy to adjacent residents. Overall building mass will remain the same, except for a small increase in the massing of 15 Reece Mews matching up with the existing rooflines of adjacent buildings. According to the GVA daylight and sunlight study, all changes fall within the BRE envelope guidelines, concluding there will be ‘no reductions in existing skylight amenity.’
The scheme achieves high levels of sustainability and seeks to achieve a high level of environmental performance through energy efficient design, co-generation, and onsite renewables. It is designed to meet or exceed the BREEAM Excellent and CfSH Level 4 standard, as well as the London Plan Standards.