Transformation in Fitzrovia

  • A mixed use development in vibrant Fitzrovia
  • Transforming a conservation site
  • More engaging space, both inside and out

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.

John Burns
Chief executive, Derwent

Project Details

Location London, UK
Status Planning approved
Sectors Mixed use, Office, Residential
Area 50,200m²/540,300ft²
Client Derwent London

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.