AG Dunedin bought the Great Charles Street Estate in December 2014 with a view to implementing a significant investment and regeneration strategy.
SpaceInvader was appointed to review the portfolio which consists of five commercial office buildings – Lombard House, Charles House, 155 Great Charles Street, 154 Great Charles Street and Civic House – and to identify potential development opportunities to improve the commercial success of the portfolio and better meet the needs of the current market.
SpaceInvader worked closely with the client to outline the likely occupier profile for each building and provide a clear understanding of how each building could create a unique brand and specification that responds directly to its market without competing with other premises on the estate.
Lombard House was the first building to undergo a re-design by SpaceInvader. Here, refurbishment works have included the modernisation of void units, improvements to all communal areas, the creation of a new reception space and the introduction of a cohesive design solution more appropriate for a building of this prominence.
The new ground floor entrance hall now offers tenants more than one function and encourages people to use it as a flexible break out or informal meeting space. In addition, a stylish marketing suite has been installed to help market the estate as a whole. Works to the four remaining Great Charles Street Estate buildings are in progress.