City of Westminster, London, UK
Prestigious new build development in the in the East Marylebone Conservation Area in central London, on the corner of Wells Street and Mortimer Street providing 93,000sqft of office space, private and affordable residential accommodation, and incorporating retail showrooms at ground level
- Location London
- Type New build
- Area 93,000ft² Sector Offices, Residential, Retail
- Client Great Portland Estates
- Services Architecture
The economical plan form of the office space employs an unusual split central core and an atrium spanned by a glass walkway which provides light into the deep plan offices.
Residential accommodation is placed in the adjacent Edwardian building, returning it to its original use, with affordable use in an extended building on Great Titchfield Street.
The planning approval involved extensive consultation with Westminster City Council and resulted in a contemporary office within a Conservation Area.
The new office building has a stone, glass and aluminium facade and accommodates a large, flexible office floorplate capable of four tenancies per floor within the tight confines presented by the site.
A wrap around roof terrace on the upper floor provides an attractive working environment for tenants.
Displacement ventilation, along with the high performance façade with a carefully calibrated solid to void relationship, offers significant energy savings over a conventional solution.
“What a fantastic impression the building made on me. Well done!! The quality really shines through. Light levels are great and the building has that all elusive ‘wow’ factor”