West End job for retailer Sir Philip Green also involves Sheppard Robson and Gardiner & Theobald

David Lawther

ISG has been appointed to carry out the £32m fit out of fashion retailer Arcadia’s UK headquarters in London’s West End.

The scheme, north of Oxford Street at Colegrave House, which sits above The Plaza shopping mall, is designed by architect Sheppard Robson with Gardiner & Theobald as QS.

It will see ISG - which is led by chief executive David Lawther - substantially reconfigure and fit out four storeys of existing accommodation for the owner of high street brands including, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, TopShop and TopMan.

The contractor has planned a multi-phased programme to enable Arcadia staff to remain in occupation within the building throughout the duration of the scheme.

This involves a “systematic top-down approach” with ISG carrying out significant enhancements at roof and sixth floor level, before progressing down the building to deliver a further three floors of high specification office space and a corporate reception area at ground floor level.

The project also includes the construction of two glazed roof structures over existing courtyard areas within the centre of the building, creating full height naturally-lit atria.

The project has commenced this week and is scheduled for completion in summer 2015.

Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green said: “All of us here at Arcadia Head Office are excited by the prospect of this innovative and dynamic HQ. Our design teams have worked closely with ISG, Sheppard Robson and Gardiner & Theobold to create a space that draws on our experience as fashion retailers and look forward to creating a truly 21st century working environment.”

Paul Cossell, managing director of ISG’s fit out business, added: “We continue to be encouraged by noticeable improvements in the volume, scale and quality of London commercial office fit out projects reaching the market. ISG is taking a leading position in securing some of the capital’s most prestigious projects and adding Arcadia’s UK headquarters to our growing portfolio is an excellent result and further reinforces our expertise and high quality delivery credentials.”