15-17 Kingly Street, London

15-17 Kingly Street, London

Shaftesbury Estates were eager to take two poor quality office buildings and re-organise them to enhance their desirability and maximise the lettable space.

 
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Gaining planning consent is challenging for any architectural scheme within an urban Conservation Area. So we explored numerous possibilities for changing their use, adding floors and creating a more flexible work environment.

Our solution was to open up the structure on the inside – combining the two buildings into one. The key was converting an existing light well into an airy timber-tread staircase, accessible by a shared entrance lobby.

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The result is an architectural re-design which does justice to this distinctive and high-value building. The old office layout has been transformed into a bright open-plan space, which facilitates creativity and is extremely attractive to tenants.