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Morley House, Regent Street


The project included complete demolition with retention of existing Listed façades to construct 44 privately rented apartments and communal areas across seven levels, above 1,021m² of high-quality retail space situated on the basement and ground floor.

The focus was on end-user operation and the flexibility to allow building occupants to control all aspects of their environment.


MEP Services:

  • Centralised ventilation shafts were utilised to provide mechanical ventilation heat recovery to all residential space
  • Scope included main services distribution, energy analysis, fully boosted cold water and domestic services strategy, comfort cooling via VRV terminal units and extensive incoming and local utility services design
  • Services design within congested roof space areas with stringent acoustic measures due the residential apartments
  • Negotiating basement substation with UKPN allowing value ground floor retail space to be utilised

Energy & Sustainability services:

  • TCE has ambitious energy and sustainability requirements, which gave us an opportunity to maximise the potential of the development in many distinct aspects
  • Sustainability features include a 100m2 green roof with PV panels that power an air sourced heat sourced pump system with a combined heat and boiler system
  • Carbon offsetting strategy implemented to deliver a carbon neutral footprint by offsetting deliveries and energy consumption during construction, including:
  • 100m2 temporary green wall installed on the hoarding to support biodiversity, fitted with an automatic irrigation system, including water recirculation
  • Breath Panels used during construction on the hoarding reduced pollution by absorbing/removing air particles

Challenges overcome:

  • High residential ceiling meant the ceiling zones were kept to a minimum. Highly detailed 3D Revit drawings produced for coordination purposes, with careful services design to ensure service cross overs were avoided wherever possible
  • Retaining the listed parts of the façade, whilst:
  • ensuring excellent energy performance required careful consideration and many iterations of the design between us and the architects
  • prime retail space meant that tenants external services had to be located at roof level


Morley House not only offers outstanding residential and retail space, finished to an exceptional standard of design and specification, its overall BREEAM score of 71.8%, means it also delivers the highest standards of performance.

Services provided by Mecserve:

  • Building information modelling (BIM)
  • Building services engineering
  • Energy analysis & simulation
  • Sustainability benchmarking
  • Vertical transportation


  • Shortlisted for BREEAM Awards 2019
  • BREEAM ‘Excellent’ (resi + retail area)
  • BREEAM Post-Construction Award 2022

Contract Value: £40m

Client: The Crown Estate

Architect: MSMR Architects

Project Manager: Second London Wall

Quantity Surveyor: Currie & Brown

Structural Engineer: Price & Myers

Project Imagery: ©MSMR Architects