Mace to refurbish the former HQ of HSBC’s private bank @MaceGroup

BentallGreenOak, the real estate investors, have appointed Mace to deliver the prime redevelopment of 78 St James’s Street. Mace will lead the refurbishment, fit-out and rooftop extension of the historic Grade II* listed building, previously the HQ for HSBC’s private bank. 78 St James’s Street will offer 110,000 sq ft of office accommodation, a pavilion extension and rooftop terraces with views across London’s Westminster and Green Park.

Mace will retain the listed front section of the building, initially completed in 1840, enhancing it to offer a wellness suite, a business lounge and a multi-function room for activities. The project will be delivered by Mace’s experienced commercial offices business unit, which recently completed the construction of the iconic 70 St Mary Axe skyscraper in the City of London.

Ged Simmonds, Managing Director of Commercial Offices at Mace, said: “78 St James’s Street is a unique office building due to its Georgian heritage and listed design elements. We are excited to be part of this ambitious plan to bring the building back to life and are looking forward to working closely with the developers to deliver these outstanding new offices.”

Development director at BentallGreenOak, Alexander Morris, said: “78 St James’s Street will be delivered into a core West End market where there has been little speculative development of late, particularly of buildings with large footplates. This will provide unrivalled amenities and an office environment in a truly unique and characterful setting, which surpasses the needs of the modern office occupier.”