80 Charlotte Street is a unique urban revival development with retained and new facades, industrial inspired interiors and materials which reflect the character of the district. The nine-storey mixed-use development comprises of offices, residential apartments, ground floor retail units and a new south-facing public space in the historic district of Fitzrovia, London.
As well as fabricating, supplying and erecting the steelwork, Bourne Steel also designed and installed 6m-long precast planks. A grand total of 4,800 of these prestressed planks were needed for the project, with the majority being bespoke units. The 9m × 6m grid was chosen as the optimum size to accommodate the thin precast planks that allow the project to maintain a nine storey and 3.3m floor-to-ceiling height into a designated height restriction.
80 Charlotte Street also has a bespoke steel-framed solution, whereby all columns and beams are left exposed within the completed scheme, along with the underside of the precast flooring planks. This combined with the 9m × 6m column grid pattern has created a contemporary and spacious office environment. The structure has a 90-minute fire resistance period and is provided with intumescent dark grey pigmented paint to add to the industrial feel of the space.
80 Charlotte Street has a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and is a Net zero operational carbon building.
Bourne Steel were awarded a Commendation at the Structural Steel Design Awards 2021 for this sustainable project.