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Facilities Management Journal March 2017

CASE STUDY DEVONSHIRE SQUARE The art of management Devonshire Square in the heart of the City of London aspires to be much more ! # For the commuters pouring out of Liverpool Street station and numerous underground stations in the City of London, their destination might be any one of the glass and chrome structures or behemoth buildings scattered throughout the district. But some will head off the main Bishopsgate drag into the relative calm of Devonshire Square, a 58,000 m2 piazza-style campus comprising of 12 primarily historic buildings incorporating a mix of off ice, retail and 22 MARCH 2017 residential space. The estate is imbued with the exotic history of the area as the home of the famous East India Company’s warehouses, which were built to store raw silk, tobacco, spices and other luxury goods in the late 18th century. Fast-forward 300 years and 3-11 Devonshire Square, East India House and The Tapestry Building, which make up the modern estate, have been redeveloped into a multiuse campus. The project included construction of a high-level roof over the estate’s historic Western Courtyard, installation of an innovative lighting system to complement the existing brick façades, and the creation of new ground floor retail units facing into the courtyard. New Street, which leads into the square, has been pedestrianised with the same contemporary Yorkstone that covers the rest of the campus. In addition, further warehouses along New Street have been opened up for retail use on the ground floor, with modern residential


Facilities Management Journal March 2017
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