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Old Meets New in Windsor
Set within the historic streetscapes of Windsor Town Centre Conservation Area, One Victoria Street delivers a fabulous new sustainable office space offering unique views towards the Grade 1 listed Castle. It has been designed in response to the surrounding historical context, whilst clearly being a modern addition replacing the tired and disjointed 1970s existing office building.
Offering over 4,000 sqm of new flexible Grade A office space over five floors, the redevelopment has approximately doubled the lettable 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 at Planning Stage.
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. This solid base is topped by metal rain screen clad facades that take a contemporary approach to the surrounding standing seam mansard roofscapes. A final ‘glass box’ storey sits lightly atop this, set far back to be hidden from street level. The wraparound roof terraces provide panoramic views of Windsor Castle and The Long Walk.
The sustainability strategy for the building is based on ‘Be Lean, Be Clean, Be Green’. Thermally efficient envelopes, large windows to multiple aspects and rooftop PV panels ensure optimum energy efficiency. Green roofs and extensive planters on terraces and at street level bring the surrounding green spaces into the site, enhancing the biodiversity and improving the wellbeing of occupants.
Contact: Steve Harvey, Thomas Futcher
Client: Legal & General