Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Coffey and Ab Rogers to design Dev Sec's new home

  • Comment

Ab Rogers and Coffey Architects have been appointed to design a new headquarters for property giant Development Securities and its subsidiary Cathedral Group

The developer announced it had taken a 10 year lease on the 3,065mbuilding in Victoria, London to house the 80 staff working across the two companies.

The building in Howick Place was formerly the European HQ of international auction house Phllips, and will be redesigned by the two architecture practices. As a result Cathedral, which was bought by Development Securities last year (see AJ 14.05.15), will move out of it current home in an 18th century chapel near London Bridge.

Phil Coffey, founder of Coffey Architects said: “This is an exciting challenge for us as architects to create the perfect home for the combined talents of two demanding companies with an impressive track record of building inspiring places for others.”

The building is a refurbished Royal Mail sorting office and underwent a previous refurbishment designed by Squire & Partners in 2007-08.

The office, situated between Victoria Street and the Westminster Cathedral Conservation Area, could incorporate a new gallery and office on the ground floor, according to the developer.

Matthew Weiner, executive director at Development Securities said: ‘We’ve challenged our architects and designers to deliver us something very special that will inspire our two teams, as we come ever closer together in this exciting new chapter for our business.’

Interior of Howick Place

Source: Thomas Butler

Interior of Howick Place

 

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.