Regents Place is a 13-acre, fully managed estate in the heart of London, forming retail, leisure and public spaces on site. The accessible environments team worked closely with the architects on the North East Quadrant (NEQ) of the site, liaising regularly with the local borough Building Control and Access Officers.
We were involved from the early stages, which enabled us to ensure that accessibility was integral to the design, achieving a building that is accessible, sustainable and compatible with current regulations.
The offices were designed to be accessible for both staff and visitors, with an open plan office space that was flexible enough to allow for compartmentation in the future, if required. This included the strategic positioning of circulation and toilet cores to allow this with minimal disruption.
All residential units within the NEQ were designed to be compliant with Lifetime Homes standards, as well as 10% designed to be wheelchair accessible from the outset. This ensured that people were able to adapt their homes to changing needs, as well as providing fully accessible units to address the shortage of suitable accommodation for wheelchair users in London.