The Grade II listed office building at 2 Soho Square in the City of Westminster was in a state of disrepair. The existing structure needed to be strengthened and restored, keeping to its original state where possible.
Corbett & Tasker (now part of Whitby Wood), the structural engineer for the refurbishment, took the building and created more space as well as easier access.
An additional storey was created through the addition of a lightweight timber structure at roof level, along with a new glazed lift shaft at the rear.
AJ Retrofit Awards 2023, Best Workplace under £5m, shortlisted
Westminster City Council
renders : CGL Architects
other images : C&T / Whitby Wood