One Victoria Street

Offering in excess 4,000 sqm of new flexible Grade A office space set over five floors, the redevelopment has nearly doubled the nett office floor space on the site. As one of the first major office developments in the area for almost a decade, the proposals were closely scrutinised and challenged at Planning Stage.

Sustainability features highly in the quality of the design outside and in. The additional quantum of office space provides a sizable increase in employment. The internal fit out focused on wellbeing and nature with natural materials and planting. The floor plates have been designed for either single or multi-let use with individual floors able to be split into two independent demises. Electric car charging facilities, and cycle / shower facilities encourage sustainable travel. The site has access to a number of public transport routes too, reducing reliance on staff and visitors by car.

Set within the historic streetscapes of Windsor Town Centre Conservation Area, One Victoria Street delivers a high quality new sustainable office space offering unique views towards the Grade 1 listed Windsor Castle. It has been designed in response to the surrounding historical context, whilst clearly being a modern addition replacing a tired and disjointed 1970s office building. The design for the envelope focused on the use of traditional and modern materials to meet the needs of a 21st century office building, whilst sitting within the historic context of the Windsor Town Centre conservation area.

The use of traditional handset bricks with a mixture of light and dark tones and soldier course banding brings a domestic character to the base of the scheme, responding to the surrounding plot heights and widths. The various upper-level setbacks serve to emphasise the historical rhythm and reduce the perceived bulk of the structure. The double height windows at first and second floors tie the commercial floors together expressing hierarchical proportions, while detailed in a contemporary manner.

The development provides new high quality workspace, and therefore a significant uplift in employment and a huge boost for the local economy and community. The building was fully let to one tenant at completion and received a Commendation from the British Council for Offices at its annual workplace awards. 

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