Midford Place, London W1
A comprehensive reconfiguration enabled these previously tired 1990s offices to maximise their central London letting potential.
Sonnemann Toon Architects 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.
Winner of UK Property Awards, Office architecture
Shortlisted in AJ Retrofit Awards, Offices under 2000sqm
Shortlisted in SBID International Design Awards, Office space
Alchemy Asset Management
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.