95 Regent Street

95 Regent Street

The transformation of a former Lloyds Bank building, from tired 1970’s accommodation into modern office spaces filled with natural light.

95 Regent Street was constructed in 1974, following a 50-year lease commitment from Lloyds Bank. Howard Group acquired the investment in December 2008 as part of our continuing commitment to investing in quality sites and buildings in and around Cambridge. The iconic Portland stone building occupies one of the most prominent corners in the city.

The upper floors of the building historically housed administrative offices for Lloyds Bank, although over the years these offices were gradually closed and the upper parts became fully vacant by 2015. The eventual closure of the bank branch in 2018 led to the entire building sitting vacant and in poor repair, albeit let to Lloyds for a further six years.

In October 2018 we agreed a surrender of the Lloyds bank lease, releasing them from their remaining commitments and taking vacant possession of the entire building. A comprehensive refurbishment programme was embarked upon, with a pre-let agreed to Invenia Labs for the 8,000 sq ft second floor. Following planning consent for external works and a change of use, the refurbishment took place between April and August 2019.

The refurbishment works at 95 Regent Street involved the replacement of two former entrances to the building with a large, reoriented reception area, ‘turning’ the building to address pedestrians travelling south-north from Cambridge central station. The light, bright lobby transforms this prominent corner and opens the building up with a feature wall and building signage within and above. 

Internally, the offices were comprehensively refurbished to a cat A specification, with exposed services and ductwork, new LED lighting, air conditioning systems and a new toilet and shower block at ground floor level. A new lift was installed to service all floors and the common areas decorated throughout. 

With minimal car-parking available for the building (four spaces) cycle provision was a key part of the refurbishment strategy. In addition to comprehensive shower provision the six metal hoops on the back wall have been replaced with 85 secure cycle parking spaces within covered cycle shelters, internal cycle stores and a new, secure compound to the Gonville Place side of the building. The exterior walls of the building have been deep-cleaned and the external hard landscaping removed and replaced with a clean and contemporary bonded gravel finish, detailed with new granite sets. 

 

Flexible office space within an iconic building

In July 2023, we welcomed flexible office specialist, Mantle Space to 95 Regent Street.

The building’s 22,500 sq ft of office space, meeting rooms and breakout areas now houses 400 desks for some of the fastest-growing businesses in the Cambridge ecosystem. In addition, the impressive roof terrace which can accommodate events for up to 70 people adds to the appeal.

95 Regent Street is Mantle Space’s third flexible working space in Cambridge, making it the largest flexible space operator in the city in terms of space occupied. To explore Mantle Space at 95 Regent Street and discover more about its other locations click here.  

 

Location

Strategically located at the junction of Hills Road, Regent Street and Gonville Place, 95 Regent Street is ideally positioned midway between the historic town, the university and the revitalised business district, which continues to evolve around the city’s central rail station. Hills Road, Regent Street and the immediate surrounding area provide excellent amenity offerings, including cafés, bars, restaurants, hotels, leisure facilities (gym, swimming, yoga) and open green space.

Location

Prominent position, at the gateway to Cambridge city centre

Programme

Completed July 2019

Acquired

October 2018

Having acquired the building in 2008 and gained vacant possession in Oct 2018 an extensive refurbishment programme followed, including the strip out, reconfiguration and full refurbishment of the entire building. Howard Group fitted out the common areas as well as the ground and first floor office spaces. Additions included a new lift, four showers, storage for 85 bicycles and a large, reconfigured reception area.

A high-profile building occupying a prominent position on Regent Street and backing onto Parker’s Piece, 95 Regent street sits at the gateway to Cambridge city centre, within the city’s central business district.

  • New lift
  • New and refurbished HVAC systems
  • Exposed M&E/services
  • Centrally located showers, WC’s, changing and locker facilities
  • Reconfigured entrance with large lobby and access control
  • Excellent natural light
  • 85 bicycle spaces
  • Secure rear car park

Contact Us

Howard Group
93 Regent Street
Cambridge
CB2 1AW
01223 312 910

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