This is a significant scheme...and gives us the opportunity to transform the existing buildings into high-quality offices that will form an exciting new office hub in keeping with the Derwent brand.
Chief executive, Derwent
80 Charlotte Street was in need of a makeover. We were asked to transform this set of 1960s, single-use blocks into a contemporary, fully integrated development of office, residential, retail and vibrant public space.
The site is in a conservation area, so our job is to retain and renovate. Across several new facades, we’re using a range of materials, textures, details and proportions to diversify the original buildings in a way that reflects the area’s eclectic character. We’ll upgrade the interiors, add new upper-floor extensions, and build three atria above roof level, flooding the buildings with natural light and ventilating the space below. At street level, we’ll engage passers-by with animated street frontages, better connectivity, open spaces and a new south-facing park.
The new buildings and spaces will celebrate and enhance Fitzrovia, and make its already vibrant community even more so.