8-10 Lower James Street


£3.2 million


44 weeks

Project Manager



Hale Brown

Services Consultant

Taylor Project Services

Collins took this 1920’s building back to shell and core, removing the plant enclosure and original mansard roof. This was followed by the installation of a new 2 story timber roof to create an additional level and mezzanine space. A new plant farm sited over the zinc seamed roof cladding panels was also installed.

Internally the project involved the reconfiguration of the WC’s and tenant space across all floors incorporating a new VRF system.

A new replacement lift servicing all floors  has enabled Art Deco features and complimentary finishes, such as parquet flooring, to be retained.  At ground and lower ground level a retail unit was created specifically for A3 use with  bronze frontage at street level.  This project received a BREEAM “Very Good” rating.