Berners St Office and Residential Schemes, Fitzrovia Mixed-Use Development, Flats, Building, Homes

Office and Residential Schemes

42 Berners Street Offices, Shops and Apartments in Fitzrovia, London design by BuckleyGrayYeoman

25 Mar 2015

Design: BuckleyGrayYeoman

Location: 42 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, UK

BuckleyGrayYeoman secures planning for Fitzrovia office and residential schemes

42 Berners Street, a 36,500 sq ft office and retail building for The Berners-Allsopp Estate and a separate residential building at 18 Wells Street approved by City of Westminster planners.

Office And Residential Schemes In Fitzrovia

Office and Residential Schemes in Fitzrovia, London

BuckleyGrayYeoman and Rolf Judd Planning has secured planning consent for the construction of 42 Berners Street on behalf of The Berners-Allsopp Estate in Fitzrovia, London.

Office And Residential Schemes In Fitzrovia

The project will replace two buildings at the northern end of Berners street, delivering a major uplift in area, from 17,500 sq ft to 36,500 sq ft (GIA). Office space will occupy the first to seventh floors, with a double-height restaurant or retail unit on the ground and lower ground floors, in line with Westminster’s aspiration to encourage a mix of uses in Fitzrovia. The building sailed through the planning process in Westminster, with no objections recorded against the design.

Office And Residential Schemes In Fitzrovia

The planning consent also gives permission for the demolition and rebuilding of 18 Wells Street to provide a five-storey residential building, split into a retail unit at ground floor level, three two-bedroom apartments and a duplex penthouse, which will provide a residential offset for the uplift in office space at 42 Berners Street.

Office And Residential Schemes In Fitzrovia

Paul White, Director of BuckleyGrayYeoman said:
“42 Berners Street will be an exceptionally high quality building that will really set the bar for subsequent redevelopment in Fitzrovia. The building will be constructed of two beautiful varieties of natural Portland Stone and carefully detailed to produce a contemporary building that delivers a real improvement, both for the building owners and the community of Fitzrovia.

“Our extensive experience in Westminster proved invaluable in delivering a design that met the aspirations of the planners, allowing us to achieve a major increase in floor space on an under-used site.”

Office And Residential Schemes In Fitzrovia

BuckleyGrayYeoman was appointed by The Berners-Allsopp Estate in Spring 2014. The proposals are to demolish two outdated office buildings that presented little potential for retrofitting due to their low ceilings and the difficulty of bringing them up to modern office standards.

BuckleyGrayYeoman’s design dramatically improves the streetscape. The façade will be constructed of high-grade solid Portland stone from the Jordans Basebed, with contrasting window setbacks that feature panels of Roach Bed Portland stone that is visibly filled with the shells of turreted gastropods. The depth of the window and door reveals means that the building has a monolithic, sculptural quality that gives it a quietly assertive presence on the street. The upper two storeys step back from the street to create full length outdoor terraces for office tenants.

Office And Residential Schemes In Fitzrovia

The rear elevation of the building has been detailed with equal care, to be built of light-coloured brick to provide a pleasing view from the buildings directly behind. Cantilevered terraces on the rear elevation provide each office floor with outdoor space. Windows throughout the building feature pale brass and grey window frames.

In a move that BuckleyGrayYeoman feels sets a new standard, 42 Berners Street is to offer exceptional cyclist facilities, with a cycle workshop for users of the building that provides workstands, benches and communal maintenance equipment. This is accompanied by 40 secure cycle parking spaces in the basement, comfortable shower and changing facilities and drying rooms for hanging wet clothing, plus WC’s.

Office And Residential Schemes In Fitzrovia

At 18 Wells street, BuckleyGrayYeoman will demolish a four-storey 1960s office building and replace it with a five-storey residential building, with a retail unit on the ground floor, divided into three two-bedroom apartments and one duplex penthouse. Each apartment will have its own private balcony to the rear and secure bicycle parking on the ground floor.

The façade of 18 Wells Street will be elegant and contemporary, clad in light brick laid with varying orientations and bonds to articulate the façade. Concrete lintels span the window bays adding further visual interest. On the ground floor, green faience-glazed bricks will provide a hardwearing finish that differentiates the use of the shop. Timber-framed full-height windows with Juliette balconies face onto the street.

Both projects will go on-site in June 2015, with completion scheduled for the first quarter of 2017.

Office And Residential Schemes In Fitzrovia

Office and Residential Schemes in Fitzrovia – Central London Apartments image / information from BuckleyGrayYeoman Architects

Location: 42 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, England, UK

Architecture in London

Contemporary Architecture in London

London Architecture Links – chronological list

London Architecture Walking Tours

NoMad London, 4 Bow Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7AT
Design: Roman and Williams
NoMad London Hotel Covent Garden
photograph : Simon Upton
NoMad London Hotel, Covent Garden

London Architecture

London Architect

London Houses

Fitzrovia Buildings

Fitzrovia Buildings

Contemporary Fitzrovia Property Articles – architectural selection below:

The Gaslight, Rathbone Street
Design: dMFK architects and Bureau De Change architect
The Gaslight Rathbone Street Fitzrovia London
photo © Ed Reeve
The Gaslight on Rathbone Street in Fitzrovia

Telecom Tower, Holland St
Chief Architects: Eric Bedford & G. R. Yeats
BT Tower London

Project Abbey – Former Middlesex Hospital project, Fitzrovia, London W1
Architect: Make
Fitzrovia building : Project Abbey

Fitzroy Square

Comments / photos for the Office and Residential Schemes in Fitzrovia design by BuckleyGrayYeoman Architects, England, UK, at 42 Berners Street page welcome