With its elegant Victorian town houses situated amid the buzz of the West End, Charlotte Street is a highly sought after address.
Merchant Land acquired three adjacent buildings located at 61, 63 and 65 Charlotte Street in 2014 and gained planning permission in January 2016. The existing poorly maintained buildings will make way for eight stylish apartments over five storeys. Ground level has been set aside for commercial space which has been earmarked for independent retailers, to add to the mix of outlets along the street.
Designed by local architects Studio Dowie, the original Victorian façade of this townhouse has been preserved despite a substantial overhaul inside and a new courtyard. New offices to the rear will be home to Merchant Land.
Image left: Traffic Marshall Tahir and Site Manager Gerard
Image right: Senior Project Manager Mervyn and Site Manager Gerard
First and foremost this is going to be Merchant Land's new London headquarters where we will run our own business as part of the community of businesses and residents in Charlotte Street for the long term. Whilst we understand no construction work is easy for the people around it - we want to be as easy to work with as possible whilst the disruption continues.
|Key Activities Charlotte Street over next 3-month period||Duration||Start||Finish|
|Temporary Works - weathering system/scaffolding to resi(ladder beams to rear above office roof level) - roof level / crash barrier deck level 3/No 65 / propping system - flat 1/ No 65||Duration:12 days||Start:29-09-2016||Finish:14-10-2016|
|Demolition existing Office Area/envelope/structure/floor slabs||Duration:30 days||Start:17-10-2016||Finish:28-11-2016|
|Demolition of Residential area|
|Soft Strip||Duration:15 days||Start:08-11-2016||Finish:28-11-2016|
|Remove roof/windows||Duration:15 days||Start:14-11-2016||Finish:02-12-2016|
|Weathering to part walls - felt and batten||Duration:6 days||Start:28-11-2016||Finish:05-12-2016|
|Bulk Dig Basement - P1-P4 P5-P6||Duration:15 days||Start:18-11-2016||Finish:08-12-2016|
|House Deck Piling system priority lift pits and stair cores||Duration:25 days||Start:02-12-2016||Finish:17-01-2017|
|Note: Piling alternatives are currently being investigated.|
Now that the construction works are underway the developers and contractors are keen to make sure anyone impacted by our construction work can meet and swap concerns or contact details with us if desired. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided between 6pm and 7pm that evening.
We are really sorry that there was some unacceptable out of hours working that occurred this week as the new teams arrived on site. We have made contact with individuals affected and Camden Council and will police this on a zero tolerance basis going forward.
Merchant Land is pleased to confirm the appointment of Rosguill Developments Ltd as main contractors at our new project at Charlotte St. The contractors were given possession of the site on the 1st of September 2016. Katherine McCullough, Head of UK Property for Merchant Land stated, "This is ultimately going to be our new head office and we want to be good neighbours not just long term but from the get go. We appreciate the level of construction in Fitzrovia in recent years has been immense - we will try our best to be sensitive to that whilst delivering the build."
Rosguill Developments Ltd
Site Office, 61-65 Charlotte St
07919 896 988
Contractors Head Office
Rosguill Developments Ltd
4 Stanley Road
Enfield EN1 1NG
020 8366 5535
07884 497 706
Merchant Land Investments Ltd
66 Leman Street
London E1 8EU
+44 (0)20 7522 8742