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Transformation of a faded Grade ll listed department store into a thriving, mixed-use development in the heart of the West End.
The main Dickins & Jones department store traded here for just over 170 years. This important building is now completely transformed with a well considered remodelling design and complete refurbishment. It now provides prime office space to the upper floors, flagship retail space to the lower floors and a roof-top restaurant and terrace with stunning panoramic views.
A major challenge centred on providing coherent prime office space within the confines of a retail-led, listed building. A key design decision was to locate the office atrium directly against the rear façade and link this to an office entrance fronting Argyll Street; this provided an opportunity for a larger office reception.
The dramatic new atrium acts as a central hub and link to the Argyll Street entrance via a glass clad lift core. Finishes within the office reception are deliberately simple allowing the sculptural quality of the space to express itself.
Contact: Jonathan Carter, Simon Gillett
Client: UBS Triton Property Fund