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Comprehensive refurbishment and repositioning of an outdated building in the heart of Carnaby. With a design which echoes the character and vibrancy of its setting. This mixed-use scheme provides prime office space with terraces and a stylish reception. In addition, there are retail offers on both Broadwick Street and Marshall Street and exclusive residential units.
Constructed in the 1960’s with uncompromising concrete facades the original building felt dated and out of step with its surroundings. This innovative scheme extends and re clads the existing envelope in such a way as to totally transform the way the building is perceived. Coloured glazed tiles contrast against long format cream bricks to create new elevations which convey the fresh new identity. The resulting design reflects the scales and rhythms found elsewhere within the conservation area.
Internally, a key feature of the office floor plates is the use of exposed services providing a semi industrial look. All ducts and fan coil units are clad in polished aluminium sheet. These had to be carefully integrated with the existing building structure.
An organic timber fin wall forms striking feature seating in the office reception space. Its sculptural quality leads visitors through from the glass entrance doors to the interior of the building. Rusticated concrete wall panels provide contrast along with further fine timber details.
Contact: Jonathan Carter, Simon Gillett