Kent House

Refurbishment of this island site creates destination workplace

Kent House dates from the 1930s and forms an island site within the dense cityscape of East Marylebone Conservation Area. Great Portland Estates were seeking to modernise and reposition the building as a destination workplace following the pandemic.

A comprehensive schedule of improvement works was planned, encompassing reception and circulation area refurbishment, in addition to the creation of a common amenity space across the seventh floor and roof terrace, which previously only housed plant equipment.

Refurbishment works were designed to compliment the architectural heritage of the building, integrating unique period detailing while retaining and reusing existing materials wherever possible. High quality finishes compliment these elements, generating an atmosphere of calm elegance.

The common amenity space creates new workspace both internal and external, offering flexible working options while improving the wellbeing of users through access to the outdoors and green space within the city.

The incorporation of photovoltaic panels, along with the reuse of materials and conversion to LED lighting were just a few of the approaches taken to promote decarbonisation, as part of of our commitment to prioritize deep retrofits to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings.

Project Team

Architect: Burwell

Project Manager: HUSH

Structural Engineer: HTS

MEP: Hilson Moran

Jenson Hughes: Fire Consultant

Gerald Eve: Planning Consultant

Rider Levett Bucknall: Principle Designer

Approved Inspector: Sweco

Project Data

Construction: 2023