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FIRST LOOK

BuckleyGrayYeoman completes office-led new build in Fitzrovia

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The 4,645m² development provides Grade A office accommodation above a ground-floor retail and restaurant space

The stone and masonry façade of the six-storey building is intended to complement the existing streetscape of Wells Street, W1. The office entrance is clearly identifiable, with a prominent, double-height reception behind full-height glazing, and to one side a geometric artwork by London-based sculptor Lee Simmons.

The building’s features include a mature green wall and a communal roof terrace as well as 38 bicycle spaces with lockers, changing rooms and shower facilities at lower ground. The scheme has been awarded a BREEAM 2014 Excellent rating.

Bgy 55 wells street ©dirk lindner.11

Bgy 55 wells street ©dirk lindner.11

Architect’s view

Fitzrovia has been one of the chief beneficiaries of Crossrail, which has transformed the area’s once underperforming office market, increasing demand and raising value across the district. 55 Wells Street is a great example of the high-quality, mature development that landowners with a long-term interest in the quality of the area, such as Great Portland Estates, are achieving as they renew Fitzrovia and make it attractive to modern office tenants.

Andrew Henriques, associate director, BuckleyGrayYeoman

Ground floor plan copy

Ground floor plan copy

Project data

Start on site March 2016
Completion November 2017
Gross internal floor area 4,645m²
Form of contract or procurement route Design & Build
Construction cost Undisclosed
Architect BuckleyGrayYeoman
Client Great Portland Estates
Structural engineer Elliot Wood
M&E consultant MTT Consultants
Acoustic consultant MTT Consultants
Project manager Capital & Provincial
CDM coordinator PDM Consultants
Approved building inspector MLM
Main contractor Wates
CAD software used Vectorworks BIM

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Readers' comments (2)

  • If 'the stone and masonry facade......is intended to complement the existing streetscape...' it seems that even the best of intentions might not amount to much - going by the design of this building's neighbour to the left in image 3/21.

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  • This is advertising not an article. It doesn't mention the building's name though until the main text.

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