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25 Savile Row, W1

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Designed for developer Derwent Valley, a regular client of the practice, Squire and Partners' refurbishment scheme (completed in 2000) for this 1950s office building (opposite the headquarters of English Heritage) transformed an unremarkable structure into a stylish new landmark. So attractive was the project, that Derwent Valley and its associate, Pilcher Hershman, decided to take space there at feasibility-study stage and commissioned Squire and Partners to fit out their own offices on the fourth and fifth floors.

The most dramatic change to the building has taken place at street level, where a spacious and elegant new reception area has been formed - full-height glazing, carefully designed lighting and high-quality furnishings reflect an emphasis on style and comfort.

The centrepiece of the space is the reception desk, faced with a single sheet of Italian marble and backed by a curved enclosing wall covered in hand-stitched leather (designed in association with Bill Amberg).By wrapping the glazing around the corner of Savile Row and Boyle Street, the architect created a space which is enticingly open to the street with views out on two sides.

The spaces occupied by Derwent Valley and Pilcher Hershman each have a distinctive character. Limestone, marble and walnut are used in the Derwent Valley accommodation (including reception area, open and cellular offices and meeting rooms) where a new steel-framed glazed pavilion contains one of the directors'suites.The aim was to produce a timeless, modern ambience.

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