Fitzroy & Maple, London

Type: Refurbishment
Client: Derwent London
Architect: Duggan Morris

We were appointed to undertake a sensitive renovation of two very different buildings.  The spaces interconnect via an internal staircase from Maple to Fitzroy to create 20,200sqft of extended office accommodation.  The apparent simplicity of the completed project belies its complexity, and the endeavours in execution.  Whilst ensuring a congruent approach across the two buildings, each maintain its own identity with a variety of bespoke light fittings, way finding and structural modifications to create light filled open plan, flexible space.

1 Maple Place, is accessed via a mews through a newly installed full height glazed screen extending the full length of the building.  Twin cores serve the upper floors, complete with new branding, way finding and lighting.  The floor spaces are generously lit with windows running along both facades promoting natural ventilation, whilst the artificial lighting strategy creates a unique backdrop for the floor plates.

12 Fitzroy Street is a self-contained office with its own front door.  The upper and lower floors are connected via bespoke staircase and feature double height viewing balconies.  The spaces are generous, flexible and adaptive to a range of office uses.  As with maple Place, the detailing of light fittings, balustrading, way finding and structure generates a congruous aesthetic allowing both buildings to function as one extended office, or subdivided, to suit the requirements of each tenant.


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