BuckleyGrayYeoman has completed the redevelopment of 55 Wells Street in Fitzrovia on behalf of Great Portland Estates plc. The project has increased the total space available on the site from 36,000 sq ft (GIA) to 50,000 sq ft (GIA) and delivers modern office space built to the highest standard of design and materials.
55 Wells Street is a key project in the revival of Fitzrovia as a high quality West End office location, in-line with the aspirations of Westminster City Council. The development replaces a dilapidated 1960s office building with a new six-storey building providing Grade A office accommodation above the ground floor retail and restaurant space.
BuckleyGrayYeoman’s design incorporates a mixture of high-quality stone and masonry to create an elegant, well-proportioned façade that enhances the Wells Street landscape. The office entrance is clearly identifiable from the street, with a prominent, double-height reception and full height glazing. To one side of the entrance, is a geometric frieze artwork by London-based sculptor Lee Simmons further enhances how the building presents.