BuckleyGrayYeoman has completed the redevelopment of 55 Wells Street in Fitzrovia. A dilapidated 1960s office building has been replaced with a new six-storey building providing Grade A office accommodation above the ground floor retail and restaurant space. The project has increased the total space available on the site from 36,000 sq ft to 50,000 sq ft.
55 Wells Street has been designed to suit the changing face of Fitzrovia as a high quality West End office location in-line with the aspirations of Westminster City Council and in anticipation of the opening of Crossrail. BuckleyGrayYeoman’s design incorporates a mixture of high-quality stone and masonry to create an elegant, well-proportioned façade that enhances the Wells Street landscape.
The office entrance is clearly identifiable from the street, with a prominent, double-height reception and full height glazing. To one side of the entrance ‘Arcus’, a geometric frieze by London-based sculptor Lee Simmons, further enhances the facade.
55 Wells Street benefits from a mature green wall with a communal roof terrace at level seven and has 38 bicycle spaces with lockers, changing and shower facilities at lower ground. The completed scheme has been awarded a BREEAM 2014 Excellent rating.