Kier on sustainability and energy efficiency in Regent Street, London

Morley House on Regent Street London (pre BDP's green landscaping interventions) - courtesy MSMR Architects, who carried out the extensive interior design re-modelling for The Crown Estate

Future Cities Forum is continuing its sustainability series up to COP 26, featuring measures that create healthy places for people to shop and work in our towns and cities.

Recently we included Regent Street, London in our forum discussions showcasing BDP's public realm work for Westminster City Council and the Crown Estate to increase the biodiversity of this famous shopping street.

Now we are pleased to report that Kier has reached 'BREEAM' standards for improving energy efficiency in its redevelopment of the 1924 Morley House, as part of The Crown Estate's ongoing investment in Regent Street.

The Grade II listed facades were retained whilst delivering a new core to the building, improving energy efficiency and achieving a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating. The new development provides 1,021 square metres of high-quality retail space on ground and basement levels, as well as 44 new homes for market rent which will go on sale later this year.

The project has consisted of demolition behind a complex facade retention system, removing and storing the existing stonework facade and shopfronts for reuse.