One Bedford Avenue

Fitzrovia, London

2017



Project Details

 

The development at One Bedford Avenue occupies a prominent corner site on the east side of Tottenham Court Road, clearly visible from the eponymous London Underground/Crossrail station a hundred metres to the south.

The project replaces two properties reaching the end of their design life with a single building comprising seven upper floors of medium-depth offices above ground and lower ground levels of continuous retail accommodation.

Although the increase in floor area is not substantial, the rise in quality is self-evident, with fragmented low grade accommodation being replaced by clear-spanning, flexible, high quality space in retail and office areas alike.

The overall form and appearance of the development are closely integrated with the internal functions and the external context. The intention is to create a harmonious building that enhances its diverse surroundings, with a range of uses that represent an appropriate mix of commercial office and retail space for the long-term. We have combined the rigorous simplicity of the floorplates with highly sculptural approach to the building’s massing in order to enhance the views of the Grade 1 listed Bedford Square adjacent to the site.

Project Details
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The development at One Bedford Avenue occupies a prominent corner site on the east side of Tottenham Court Road, clearly visible from the eponymous London Underground/Crossrail station a hundred metres to the south.

The project replaces two properties reaching the end of their design life with a single building comprising seven upper floors of medium-depth offices above ground and lower ground levels of continuous retail accommodation.

Although the increase in floor area is not substantial, the rise in quality is self-evident, with fragmented low grade accommodation being replaced by clear-spanning, flexible, high quality space in retail and office areas alike.

The overall form and appearance of the development are closely integrated with the internal functions and the external context. The intention is to create a harmonious building that enhances its diverse surroundings, with a range of uses that represent an appropriate mix of commercial office and retail space for the long-term. We have combined the rigorous simplicity of the floorplates with highly sculptural approach to the building’s massing in order to enhance the views of the Grade 1 listed Bedford Square adjacent to the site.

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Project Information
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  • Client
  • Exemplar in conjunction with AshbyCapital and The Bedford Estate
  • Structural and Services Engineer, Sustainability, Fire Engineer and Acoustics
  • Waterman Group plc
  • Cost Consultant
  • Arcadis
  • Project Manager
  • Second London Wall
  • Planning Consultant
  • Gerald Eve
  • Townscape Consultant
  • Francis Golding
  • Access Consultant
  • David Bonnett Associates
  • Facades Consultant
  • BuroHappold Engineering
  • Contractor
  • Mace
  • Owner
  • The Portman Estate
  • Area (m2)
  • 7,922 NIA

Project Information

  • Client
    Exemplar in conjunction with AshbyCapital and The Bedford Estate
  • Structural and Services Engineer, Sustainability, Fire Engineer and Acoustics
    Waterman Group plc
  • Cost Consultant
    Arcadis
  • Project Manager
    Second London Wall
  • Planning Consultant
    Gerald Eve
  • Townscape Consultant
    Francis Golding
  • Access Consultant
    David Bonnett Associates
  • Facades Consultant
    BuroHappold Engineering
  • Contractor
    Mace
  • Owner
    The Portman Estate
  • Area (m2)
    7,922 NIA