- Location London, UK
- Status On site
- Service Architecture
- Sectors Residential, Retail, Workplace
- Area 50,200m²/540,300ft²
- Client Derwent London
80 Charlotte Street is in need of a makeover. We're transforming this set of 1960s, single-use blocks into a contemporary, fully integrated development of office, residential, retail and vibrant public space.
The site is in a conservation area, so our job is to retain and renovate. Across several new facades, we’re using a range of materials, textures, details and proportions to diversify the original buildings in a way that reflects the area’s eclectic character. We’re upgrading the interiors, adding new upper-floor extensions and building three atria above roof level, flooding the buildings with natural light and ventilating the space below. At street level, we’re engaging passers-by with animated street frontages, better connectivity, open spaces and a new south-facing park.
The new buildings and spaces will celebrate and enhance Fitzrovia, and make its already vibrant community even more so.
The primary aim of the interior design is to generate a sequence of legible, light, uncluttered spaces that are vertically and horizontally connected. Three full-height atria inserted into the heart of the block are key to achieving this concept.
This is a significant scheme [...] and gives us the opportunity to transform the existing buildings into high-quality offices that will form an exciting new office hub in keeping with the Derwent brand.