The 174,000 sq ft redevelopment at 242 Marylebone Road, London, will extend the iconic London landmark. The mixed-use scheme will increase the existing building's gross area by nearly double.
The building has been designed to carefully respect the building's original architecture, while injecting a new dyanmic life and identity into the building.
The redevelopment utilises the benefits of a hybrid cross laminated timber and structural steelwork system to sequester over 1,113 tonnes of carbon from the atmopshere.
Upon completion, Metropolis will become one of only four refurbishments BREEAM Outstanding in the UK, and be 80% more efficient than the average retrofit, being powered solely by renewables.
B&K Structures are completing the CLT floor decks and roof and structural steelwork elements for the extension works, including the exposed timber elements.
The refurbishment will benefit from both office and retail facilities, with external green roof terraces across every floor, alongside a cascading atrium, rooftop event space, on-site coffee shop, in-house gym, cyclist zone, and new health and wellbeing amenities.