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Carnaby Street Workspace

The third floor office space has direct access to the roof terrace. The large circular lights were a central feature.
Project: Carnaby Street Workspace

Project facts

Client: Shaftesbury PLC
Date: Completed 2019
Location: Soho, London
Size: 400 m2
Cost: £500k

Project description

The brief from our client was to transform the tired interiors of an existing building and roof terrace that looks out over Carnaby Street in central London. This is one of a series of projects completed for Shaftebury PLC – we love working within this historic and dynamic context.

The building sits on the corner of two busy pedestrianised shopping streets and contains offices on floors 1-3. The top floor has a pitched roof that opens out onto a private roof terrace.

Taking inspiration from the vibrant surrounding area, our design introduced bold new colour to the interior spaces by using a new sheet material which is through-colour. The contractors did a great job and we worked closely with them throughout. This included producing 1:1 mock-ups of the timber panelling.

Jess Hickley, Portfolio Manager, Carnaby and Soho: “We have been incredibly impressed with studioshaw, they are so enthusiastic about our portfolio and have taken the time to really get to know it and to understand what we need. Our first project with them looks amazing; the proof is how quickly we let the building following completion. It is fantastic to be able to differentiate our product in Carnaby, particularly when we have so many historic or listed buildings within our ownership.”

Project images

The services are all hidden behind routed blue coloured timber paneling.
Heating and cooling units are hidden within the bespoke timber surrounds. Brass mesh ventilation grilles compliment the ironmongery and sanitaryware in the rest of the project.
Each office has a private kitchenette and toilet. The blue timber paneling continues here, forming cupboard doors and concealing pipework.
The floor finish in the office spaces is cross sawn oak and the door handles are solid brass.
A planted terrace with views across the rooftops of Soho was created lined in pretreated timber.
Externally the building is painted black and carries the Carnaby Street graphic.