Prior to our involvement, 15 Sackville Street was arguably the poorest building architecturally in the street. Our challenge was to introduce a new, larger building into a streetscape containing many Listed and high quality buildings, yet to make it appear smaller and contribute better to the character of the street.
We designed a building that respected the Listed buildings and the overall character of the street with carefully considered proportion, materials, rhythm and style. The new facade respects the proportion and rhythm of the neighbouring Georgian buildings, whilst increasing the building height by an additional storey.
The high quality and increased amount of lettable office and residential floor area has added considerable value to the building. The detailing is crisp and elegant, and through well-considered design and careful specification, the building achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating without the need for any bolt-on energy saving devices.