Plans to commence the £100m redevelopment of Duke’s Court, a mixed retail and office block on the corner of Duke Street St James’s and Jermyn Street in London’s St James’s has been confirmed by The Crown Estate.
The scheme will create 35,000 sq ft of new modern office accommodation, on the first to sixth floors, and 11,000 sq ft of flagship retail and restaurant space at ground and basement levels. As part of the same project, six new apartments are proposed at 33 Bury Street, restoring the upper floors of the building to their original residential use.
James Cooksey, Director of Central London at The Crown Estate said: “We’re committed to re-establishing St James’s as world-class business and lifestyle destination. Such an investment reflects our belief in the fundamentals of London’s West End, notwithstanding the near term market outlook, and its continued performance over the long term through creating fantastic buildings that stand the test of time.”
The plans, which have been designed by John McAslan and Partners and will be delivered by Skanska, form part of the Crown Estate’s wider £500m investment programme in St James’s.
Duke’s Court is set to complete in spring 2019.