Midford Place, London W1

A comprehensive reconfiguration enabled these previously tired 1990s offices to maximise their central London letting potential.

Sonnemann Toon completely overhauled four floors of offices to provide Category A spaces suitable for a contemporary, non-corporate market. Additional lettable space was created by the introduction of a new fire strategy that enabled the removal of a secondary stair.

The project takes inspiration from its Tottenham Court Road locality of furniture stores and workshops as well as its more recent reputation as a centre for radio and electronics equipment. This context informed a material palette of glass, metals, timber and leather combined with highly crafted detailing reminiscent of mid-20th century radio sets.

The flexible new office spaces benefit from new lighting throughout combined with exposed soffits that increase the feeling of space. The project also included a new reception area and relocated entrance, a refurbished core and a new lift.

  • Awards

    UK Property Awards 2015
    Winner of 'Office Architecture'

    AJ Retrofit Awards 2015
    Shortlisted in 'Offices under 2000sqm Category'

    SBID International Design Awards 2015
    Shortlisted in 'Office Space Category' 

  • Sector

    Commercial

  • Client

    Alchemy Asset Management Limited

  • Value

    £1.6M

Sonnemann Toon came up with a striking and distinct design for the entrance and reception. Their great attention to detail and hard work saw the project through to a successful conclusion. I was very impressed with their overall effort.

  • David Hughes
  • Director, Alchemy Asset Management Limited