- Categories Workplace
- Clients Almacantar
- Budget £90m
- Project Team Deborah Saunt, Tom Greenall, Isabel Moreira, Arnold Seligmann, Louis Hall, Daniel Boesen, Matt Lambert
DSDHA have been leading the proposed refurbishment and extension of 125 Shaftesbury Avenue – a huge 1980s office building in London’s West End, in urgent need of rejuvenation. The scheme (which was granted planning consent in April 2017) comprises 33,000 sqm of office, retail and ancillary accommodation, including generous external terraces on multiple levels.
A thorough analysis of the surrounding context allows the proposal to exploit the site's full potential, whilst improving urban legibility and permeability. The scheme does so by relocating the main office entrance from Shaftesbury Avenue to Charing Cross Road and creating a public arcade through the site, reconnecting Soho and St Giles along the historic route of former Little Compton Street. This is achieved whilst still retaining the building's existing concrete structure, ensuring a low carbon solution.
Landscape Architect: FFLO
Structural Engineer: AKT II
M&E Engineer: Long and Partners
Cost Consultant: Gardiner and Theobald
Planning Consultant: Gerald Eve
Townscape Consultant: Peter Stewart Consultancy