- Location London, UK
- Status On site
- Service Architecture
- Sectors Residential, Retail, Workplace
- Area 34,500m²/371,000ft²
- Client Derwent London
80 Charlotte Street is a major mixed use development in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia. Occupying an urban block and the adjacent Asta House, it delivers over 320,000ft² of workspace, 55 new apartments, a café, a restaurant and the new Poets Park on Chitty Street.
The main block is characterised by varying facade treatments, setbacks and terraces. We retained portions of original brick facades along Whitfield Street, while unitised concrete cladding wraps half of the block, with new grey and black brick elevations completing the rest. The main entrance is framed by a monolithic weathered steel structure.
Inside, the space is organised around a central core and punctuated by three full-height atria. We’ve continued the external materials palette with shuttered concrete, exposed structural steel, and timber flooring. Occupants have access to numerous roof terraces at the upper levels. Our design maximises floor-to-ceiling heights through highly integrated structure and services, and we’ve implemented an all-electric plant strategy.
Residences are located in the eastern corner of the main block and in Asta House, providing a mix of private ownership and rental, as well as social rental. The interiors feature a monochrome palette, Crittall windows, blackened oak veneer entrance doors, band-sawed timber flooring and grooved timber panelling. Residents have access to shared and private roof terraces, and the newly created Poets Park.
Our design showcases the buildings on this unique urban block. We’ve combined retained and new facades with carefully chosen materials to reflect the character of the area. The end result is a distinctive mixed use scheme in the heart of Fitzrovia.
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.