A former brewery come whisky warehouse which has been transformed into Assam Place, a high-specification mixed use development that combines luxury student accommodation and premium commercial space creating a vibrant new community.
As co-investor, developer, project manager and contractor on the project, Mace has played a considerable part in the restoration and transformation of Assam Place. Mace worked with joint venture partner Alternative Developments to secure the site, obtain planning permission as well as develop and manage the delivery of the project.
Mace provided value engineering to improve the overall schemes financial viability and rationalise the space including the basement design, reducing the structural core and the services. Mace helped increase the net lettable space of the site by 12 rooms.
The development benefits from natural ventilation on each of its main corridors, extra storage areas and prefabricated bathroom pods which were assembled on site. The project has achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating.
Assam Place has been created by blending a historic landmark building with a new 18-storey tower in the centre of the city’s most exciting cultural quarter where the worlds of finance, technology, media, art, fashion and student life meet to form a dynamic and creative hub.
The development comprises 346 spacious, stylish and well-designed rooms with high specification facilities and the latest IT and communication services. It has extensive sky lounges, panoramic views over the London skyline, a café garden, two gyms and large dedicated imaginative community study areas. At Assam Place students can live and study in safety and comfort while enjoying all the fun that London has to offer. The development is helping to ease the shortage of premium direct let student living space in the capital.
Fabbrica is a flexible commercial building, located in Assam Place which combines the historic integrity of the original structure with new, inspirational and creative work spaces, supported by modern facilities and infrastructure. The complete development connects the 1848 Victorian brewery building with a new, modern specification commercial building. The building has a 50-metre frontage onto Commercial Road and offers 37,816 square feet of commercial and retail space.