Lucent, Piccadilly

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Lucent, Piccadilly

Sustainability and Environmental responsibility are at the core of this outstanding heritage building behind the iconic Piccadilly Lights.

The Lucent building behind the iconic Piccadilly Lights at Piccadilly Circus transforms a long-underused space into a landmark building at the heart of the West End. 

The apparently unusable area behind the lights has been turned into flexible workspace, commercial offices, shops and apartments, and a top floor destination restaurant complete with a sky garden terrace. 

We achieved all this while keeping the Piccadilly Lights and pre-existing Boots retail store fully operational. This high-profile development delivers a new seven-story mixed-use building with two basement levels, comprising approximately 110,000 sq. ft of commercial office space completed to a CAT A finish, 30,000 sq. ft of retail space and seven new residential units. 

Literally built around nature, with a full-sized tree in the central atrium, sustainability is at the core of Lucent’s design, construction, and day-to-day operation. The development has achieved a BREEAM Outstanding Certification and a ‘Gold’ WELL Building Standard. 

Long-term partners

Wates and Landsec are long-term partners, having delivered 10, 20 and 30 Eastbourne Terrace and Wellington House. This excellent collaborative relationship has been vital to ensuring a high-quality finish and continual operation of the Piccadilly lights. 

Green Choices Shine: Embodied Carbon Savings

We have delivered the following equivalent embodied carbon savings at the Lucent project: 

The detail behind what we have delivered:

Saving 130 tonnes CO2e 

Superstructure: All upper floors used ‘Lytag’ lightweight concrete, saving over 20% of the required concrete 

Saving 500 tonnes CO2e 

Superstructure: Residential floors used timber joists instead of concrete floors 

Saving 90 tonnes CO2e 

Facade: Ceramic cladding changed to PPC aluminium tiles 

Saving 900-1,000 tonnes CO2 

Substructure: Concrete Mix design was 40% GGBS 

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