Edge has provided architecture and interior design services for the recently completed refurbishment and remodelling of two 18th century mews buildings at 11-12 Wigmore Place, Marylebone, for The Howard de Walden Estate. The transformed office space now offers a contemporary workspace in a heritage building in a conservation area in the heart of West London.
Barry Greenstreet, Building Surveyor, The Howard de Walden Estate, commented “The completed scheme has transformed these 1980’s style cellular offices into on-point open plan spaces, configured to reflect the industrial origins of the building and offering all the enhancements expected of a modern flexible workplace.”
Mark O’Neill, Managing Director, Edge, says, “The two 18th century mews buildings had been in use as office space, but were in need of updating. We have remodelled and redesigned throughout, retaining and rediscovering heritage features of the properties and introducing contemporary insertions to provide the best modern working environment. The palette and materials reflect the industrial history of the properties. Our design has included enhancing the original façade, maximising natural light, reinstating original floor to ceiling proportions and creating better connectivity between interior and exterior spaces at the ground floor level. The palette and materials reflect the service nature and history of the properties. The result is a more premium look and feel which maximises the market appeal with the aim of letting the space as a single tenancy.”
The redevelopment has taken full advantage of the potential of the lower ground floor with a staff breakout space and a compact reception space on the ground floor that harmonises and communicates with the heritage of the property. Other design interventions include Juliet balconies with contemporary interpretations of traditional guarding; façade enhancements incorporating new tongue and groove boarding features and planting boxes, retained heritage features and details including cast iron downpipes which extend through the staircase atrium, opening up of vaulted undercrofts, and replacing the existing dormer with a continuation of the existing pitched skylight.
The net lettable sq ft of office space is 5,012 sq ft.
The building has gained an EPC rating A.