Aesop Piccadilly Arcade, London
Aēsop drives a new standard for Interior Architecture within the contemporary retail offerings, encompassing thoughtful curated spaces and sitting softly within their context whilst injecting intellectualism, artistic endeavour and culture into each environment. 101 Architecture+Design continue our close partnership as sole local Architectural Designers and Project Managers for the retailer’s more complex pursuits, this project being the 4th. Taking on a project with this complexity required specialist local knowledge.
101 Architecture+Design has consulted on multiple retail projects within the Crown Estate and Westminster, and are familiar with their strict requirements, systems and processes.
The boutique is housed within the Thrale Jell designed Arcade from 1909 linking two of London’s arterial retail destinations, Jermyn Street and Piccadilly.
Significant structural alterations included the removal of the existing staircase, taking diligent research to ensure that only contemporary non-listed items were removed. We installed new basement to ground and ground to first floor staircases and created the impactful ‘iris’ opening on the 1st slab, sensitively working around the building rich and historic fabric with minimal intervention.
Other major works included the levelling of the ground floor, bracing works to support the two 500+ kilogram sinks in the window and centre of the room on the ground floor, all whilst complying with exceptionally complex requirements imposed by the landlord.
Responsibilities: Historic Research, Contract Management, Cost Management, Planning including Listed building Consent, Supplier Procurement, Program Control, Designers role under CDM regulations. Quality Control, Project Management, Architectural Drawings, Specification Development, Account negotiation. Engagement from Early concept (developed by SLG) through to completion.
Project Value: Confidential
Planning and procurement: 6 months.
Construction: 16 weeks.
Space: 160m2 (2 Retail Floors and Basement)
Designer: SLG. Studio Luca Guadagnino
Principle Contractor: T&B interiors. http://www.tandbinteriors.com
Consulting Engineers: Various
Millwork: Ampia. https://www.ampia.de