Category Archives: Workplace

Elsley House

3 February 2020

Elsley House is an elegant art deco building, just a short walk from Oxford Circus, constructed in the 1930s for the garment industry. With beautiful original glazing details and internal courtyard setting, it is popular with media and technology companies wanting a central London base.   Our clients are, in contrast, a private investment firm, but – a decade after we fitted out their original office in Knightsbridge – were eager to move away from traditional corporate office styling. Their brief to us was to create a more contemporary look for their fifth-floor offices, appropriate to this new location in Fitzrovia.   We designed a range of characterful spaces – lounge areas, meeting rooms, open-plan offices…

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Acknowledging the patina of ancient alleys and passageways across the City, this redevelopment will connect a large 1980s building back to the urban grain and dramatically improves its public face.   Briefed to redevelop an existing building for a new generation of tenants, we saw that making the building more permeable would raise its profile, giving it presence on two major City thoroughfares. By opening up Nun Court, a route which predates the development of Moorgate, we will be able to make this link and create new retail frontage.   We added a bronze-framed lightbox with fluted glass to signal the Moorgate entrance, with decorative bronze louvres to frame the retail unit. Glazed faience tiles will line both…

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22 Worple Road completes

1 December 2019

Our work at 22 Worple Road redevelops an outdated and unsightly building into a contemporary workplace that elevates the standard of existing office space in Wimbledon. We wanted to make the building sit more comfortably within its immediate context whilst improving its internal environment, functionality and appeal to its users. Situated close to Wimbledon Rail and Tube station and on the edge of a residential neighbourhood, the existing four-storey 1980s building had a heavy and cluttered presence. The elevation was dominated by a large mansard roof to conceal a servicing plant and was principally defined by accentuated triangular motif dormer windows on the third floor, with additional triangular decorative steel portal…

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New photos show our 77 Coleman scheme as it approaches completion.The project involves the comprehensive redevelopment of an existing building that fronts onto two major thoroughfares within the City of London.   An existing 1980s building with a dated and heavy façade has been dramatically altered despite limitations imposed by the existing structural frame. On Moorgate, the existing cladding has been replaced with Moleanos limestone, chosen for its similarity to Portland stone which prevails in the City of London. On the Coleman Street façade, Moleanos limestone is used again for the ground, first floor and two-storey extension, but the main body of the building is clad in dark grey handmade Peterson brick that…

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BuckleyGrayYeoman has been shortlisted for Employer of the Year by the British Council for Offices (BCO) NextGen group.   The award recognises organisations that “have created a stimulating and supportive work environment and a real commitment to the welfare of its employees, resulting in high staff satisfaction levels and a well-motivated, ambitious and integrated workforce.”   Winners are chosen by BCO NextGen members, who will cast their votes on the nominations. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on 12th November.   The shortlisted firms are: BuckleyGrayYeoman chapmanbdsp Elementa Consulting Elliott Wood Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Method Consulting StreetDots WiredScore   The…

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