36 Golden SquareEdit profile
Planning Permission has now been granted for the remodelling of
M&C Saatchi's London Headquarters building, located at 36
Golden Square, W1.
The proposal looks to refurbish a Grade II listed building fronting
onto the square, together with the demolition of the Beak Street
annex located immediately to the rear. In its place a new
building will be erected that will not only provide state of the art
office accommodation for the agency but also a significant
element of retail space. Once complete the development will
produce a new synergy between the historic and contemporary
elements placed on the site. The addition will also reinforce the
local street scene by adding a flagship store to this bustling
shopping destination. The development will finally complete the
view looking down Carnaby Street.
The principal façade will combine such diverse materials as
corten steel, ETFE cushions, photo-voltaic panels and structural
glazed components, supported on a complex geometric diagrid
that gently curves away from the street edge into the site as the
building rises from ground to 5 storeys.
When complete the development will total 7,000 sqm of
accommodation, with an anticipated BREEAM rating of Excellent.
Work is scheduled to commence during the third quarter of 2012
and will be complete a year later.