17 Broadwick, Soho
Location | Soho, London
Client | Private
Status | Completed 2022
Contract | Undisclosed
Shortlisted : AJ Retrofit Awards 2023 for Workplace (£5-10million)
Shortlisted : OAS Awards 2022 for 'Best Delivered Office Refurbishment - West End'
HBA have completed the extension and reconfiguration of this landmark Richard Roger's building in central Soho.
Located on the busy junction of Broadwick St and Berwick St, the existing building completed in 2000 is a rational glass cube, sat within the tight knit streets of Soho.
The design team have reconfigured the existing rooftop plant to enable a new 7th floor to be added reinstating the original mezzanine concept and creating a stunning duplex floor overlooking Soho
Dramatic, horizontal slot rooflights have been inserted into the curved roof profile to try and recreate the original curved glass roof concept. Two new roof terraces have also been cut into the curbed roof to further enhance the top floors along with a new terrace at 7th floor with stunning south-facing views over London.
The office floors have been completely refurbished with all new mechanical services using an innovative 'kit of parts' solution that conceals the services while exposing the existing concrete soffits and maximising ceiling heights
The reception has been made more efficient with under-used space at ground floor converted into a 'state-of-the-art' cycle station accessed directly off the street through automated doors with showers and changing areas.
The common parts are being refurbished, taking references from influences on Richard Rogers and the original design
The overall scheme aims to be respectful to the design intent of this symbolic building and true to it's spirit.
The existing accents of colour in the structure are replicated in key features, while transitory spaces are kept functional and low-key
HBA have worked to implement conceptual ideas from the original RRP designs that were left on the drawing board, while updating it to modern standards and expectations.
Images courtesy of Dave Parker -