33 Davies Street 67
This new ofﬁce building in the heart of
the building. By varying the size and detailing
The design team advised the clients on the
London’s historic Mayfair neighborhood
of the windows, an illusion of “piano nobile”
selection of artists for the public artwork,
reﬂects the area’s vibrant spirit.
exists along ground ﬂoor retail spaces. This
which includes three solid bronze portcullis
helps integrate the building into its historic
entrance gates designed by London artist
Located in a Conservation Area among
surroundings while maintaining the ﬂoor-to-
Wendy Ramshaw, CBE.
Georgian townhouses and imposing Victorian
ﬂoor heights of a modern ofﬁce building
facades, the ofﬁce building needed to balance
on higher ﬂoors.
contemporary and traditional aesthetics.
BIM geometry and data developed throughout the design and construction process will
Incorporating the essence of classical
In reference to neighboring buildings, the
aid in the building’s ongoing management.
architecture, the design team worked with
exterior has the appearance of handset,
Key initiatives that will beneﬁt the owners
Grosvenor and Stow Capital Partners to give
handmade brickwork, with decorative
include asset tagging, online tools for
the building its own identity while ensuring
elements crafted from Portland stone. The
building management systems, tenant ﬁt-out
that it ﬁts comfortably in its surroundings.
facade's precast panels are elegantly detailed
guidelines and GIS models.
to hide joints and junctions. Using this Using building information modeling (BIM), the
material accelerated construction while giving
The project achieved BREEAM Excellent
team maximized ﬂoor-to-ceiling heights while
the facade a consistent appearance.
effectively adding an entire ﬂ oor in comparison to the Edwardian building it replaces.
The quality of design, materials and detailing continues inside the building. The reception
The design reconciled a classically inspired
area, in particular, reﬂects the contemporary,
elevation design, which would typically require
exclusive luxury called for in the design brief.
decreased ﬂoor-to-ﬂoor heights moving up
◄ main entrance
2014 design annual
33,700 sq. ft. / 3,130 sq. m.
Published on Sep 3, 2014
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