|Material type||Terrazzo cement|
|Quantity supplied||~ 3650 sq m|
|Project completion year||2019|
|Awards||RIBA London Awards – Retail, Winner|
The new London Awards 2019 Retail category winner, is the only Arcade on Regent Street. The development has breathed new life into this Grade II listed building.
Part of the transformation was designing a stunning and inviting tiled floor space, which replaced the previous Regent Street column. InOpera Group closely collaborated with the architect BARR GAZETAS to create a beautiful terrazzo tile floor that complemented the aesthetics of the new entrance.
The redesigned arcade features two floors of retail and an internal floor area of 3650 sq m. To maximise the 90-year-old building’s retail potential a large column situated centrally at the arcade’s entrance was removed, and replaced with elegant curved glazing and beautiful captivating flooring leading into the arcade.
The intricately designed flooring that pays homage to M.C. Escher’s box artwork design. It consists of four cement-based Architectural terrazzo tiles: Ecru, Ghiaccio, Grafite, to form the ‘box’ design and Carbone to trim the edge of the flooring.
The redeveloped arcade has achieved an ‘Excellent’ rating against the BREEAM UK Refurbishment and Fit Out 2014 methodology.
The Arcade’s terrazzo floor is a very important feature that redefines the aesthetic of the space and has helped deliver the vision that we, together with the client, had for modernising this part of Regent Street. The floor is a testament to InOpera’s product and willingness to work with us to push boundaries and create something unique.