80 Charlotte Street wins Best Commercial Workplace at BCO Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that Make’s 80 Charlotte Street project won Best Commercial Workplace at yesterday’s BCO Awards in London.

80 Charlotte Street, located in Fitzrovia, is Derwent London’s largest-ever project. The mixed-use scheme combines reuse and new-build to provide 321,000ft2 of flexible, light-filled office space, plus 55 apartments and the new Poets Park on Chitty Street. It’s net-zero in operation and designed to be all-electric – the first of its kind on this scale in London.

With its unique integrated structure and services design, the development challenges convention and demonstrates the efficient space and embodied energy savings of a smaller structural grid. While the retained facades dictated a typical floor-to-floor height at 3.3m, we delivered a finished floor-to-underside of services at 2.7m, with floor-to-soffit at 3m – a saving that’s created an extra floor within the planning permission height constraints.


The judges noted that “[as] one of London’s first net-zero carbon offices, its pioneering vision is reflected in its tasteful, yet forward-thinking construction.” They commended Make for “spearheading the future of urban office design” and “conquering challenges presented by mixing retained facades with new ones, [to] notably deliver an all-electric workspace and residential apartments – including public spaces.”

Project architect Jason McColl said: “We worked hard to harness the character of Fitzrovia in our building form and create a real honesty in the structural expression; we’re so pleased to have this recognised. The building’s floorplates are highly efficient and complemented by beautiful communal spaces to ensure this workplace exceeds the needs of its occupants now and in the future.

“This is a piece of city-making which will stand the test of time.”

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