The Brunswick Centre Mixed Use Development
This project is one of the largest mixed use community regeneration schemes undertaken in London. The Brunswick development is a Grade II listed building designed by Patrick Hodgkinson in the 1960s, located in Bloomsbury in the heart of London. It comprises over 590,000 ft² (over 6 acres) includes 60 retail units, 397 residential flats, new supermarket & medical centre as well as 500 secure car parking spaces and the famous art house cinema, The Renoir. Elementa’s work on this project comprised mechanical, electrical & public health design. Allied London appointed Elementa for the M&E Consultancy up to Stage E. ISG appointed Elementa to undertake the detailed design & site monitoring. Elementa also undertook the refurbishment of the heating & rainwater distribution systems to 397 dwellings above the shopping centre. The works for LB Camden required significant liaison with English Heritage, Allied London & LB Camden to agree acceptable solutions. The challenge for this project was to maintain safe access to the residents, maintain as many trading units as possible during the refurbishment, construction of a major new anchor store (Waitrose), major electrical upgrade, fast track relocation of medical centre & upgrading & maintaining life and fire safety systems. The final outcome is a beautifully restored community development that won the ‘Civic Trust Award’ in 2008.