32 Duke Street St James’s,
Westminster SW1

Office and retail redevelopment achieving WELL Gold Standard


Prestigious new commercial office and retail development comprising seven upper and two basement levels. Logistical challenges on a corner plot surrounded by residential apartments with 44 party wall awards.


We were appointed just before the planning application was made as the scheme proposed was commercially unviable. We transformed the scheme with effective value engineering to reduce cost and increase area making the scheme viable. The project was delivered on programme and snag free.

It was the first commercial building in the UK to achieve WELL Gold standard.


  • Full DM service, appointed at planning submission
  • Refreshing the Brief, securing planning, managing design and procurement of the works in challenging market conditions. Managing scheme changes for WELL standard post contract execution

A few statistics..

Client: The Crown Estate
Construction value: £35m
Duration: 3.5 years post planning
Size: 50,000 sqft offices, 11,000 sqft re
Features: BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ and first speculative office building in the UK to achieve the WELL Gold Standard