Stratford Place, London W1

The extensive refurbishment of Media House at 4 Stratford Place, London, W1.

The newly refurbished building has been carefully and sympathetically redesigned by architects Buckley Gray Yeoman. The works included the extensive refurbishment and high-end Cat B fit out of this impressive partially Grade II listed building.

Faithdean first undertook the soft strip-out of the building, ensuring the intricate mouldings and period features remained. All five floors were then fitted out to form high specification Cat B offices, featuring bespoke joinery, new doors and partitions, new wall and floor finishes, all new fixtures and fittings and the formation of stylish staff tea-point areas.

The existing mezzanine floor was removed at ground floor level, and substantial structural alterations were made to create an open double height space to the rear at basement/ground level; incorporating a new feature staircase and large full height glazed windows, framed in a beautiful bronze surround.

The common areas and reception have been completely overhauled, featuring a one of a kind bespoke light fixture. The works also included the installation of new lift servicing the basement to the 3rd floor, all new data, power, lighting, life safety and security systems, together with a new capital plant and mechanical services throughout.

Repair works were also undertaken to the existing fabric of the building, inclusive of the existing box sash windows, minor modifications to the facade, and the construction of a large outside terrace at the 2nd floor level.

This was a logistically challenging project. The building was based in a very busy area of London, just off of Oxford Street, with the Tanzanian Embassy next door. In addition to this, there was a Crossrail site for the Bond Street extension nearby and underground vaults that required careful consideration. All delivery weights had to be carefully measured and planned in advance.